In some rather different news, Activision Blizzard’s critically acclaimed Overwatch title is hosting it’s 2019 Lunar New Year Event, and to celebrate the characters of the game are all receiving skins based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
For those of you who enjoy the shooter, or are just interested in seeing our favourite Three Kingdom characters getting more representation, then this event is for you!
The Lunar New Year event itself runs from January 24th until February 18th. During this time you will be able to earn these Three Kingdoms based skins (alongside last year event’s skins as well). You can see the currently revealed skins below, and they do look pretty spiffy sporting these looks:
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As you can see, there is Hanzo cosplaying as Huang Zhong, Reaper cosplaying Lu Bu, Reinhardt cosplaying Guan Yu and Torbjorn cosplaying Zhang Fei. More skins will be revealed and available throughout the event.
What are your thoughts on Romance of the Three Kingdoms getting represented in Overwatch? Are you a player of the game? Let us know in those comments!
In some interesting news, with the success of games such as Dynasty Warriors Unleashed and The Legend of Cao Cao a new contender is coming fourth to the mobile market to immerse your inner strategist. New Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a reworked port of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is releasing October 31st worldwide on iOS and Android devices.
Developed by BBGames and officially licensed by KOEI Tecmo, this Free-to-Play Mass Multiplayer Online version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI certainly looks interesting. Below you can find official press details attached along with two nice trailers.
About Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI for Smartphone
BBGame, having worked closely with Koei Tecmo and the original Romance of the Three Kingdoms designer Ken Kitami, successfully re-created the beloved series so that users can once again see and experience the world of the three kingdoms along with its famous generals.
New Romance of the Three Kingdoms mobile allows users worldwide to connect on a global server to fight on a giant 1 million tile map for the unification of China. Also, the game provides multiple side quests and missions, providing users with tactical combat and strategic gameplay experience.
About New Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Since 1985, Romance of the Three Kingdoms has been one of the most renowned strategic game series in Japan with a huge fanbase. Among its series, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI has been an exceptional hit, and the New Romance of the Three Kingdoms is the mobile adaptation version to its original, with additional game features for users to experience:
–Intuitive Grand Strategy gameplay set in the Three Kingdoms timeline.
–Recruit famous generals of the time.
–Relive famous battles and storylines.
–Global Server where players will fight over 1 million map tiles.
–Multiple gameplay paths: build cities, join an army, recruit generals. There’s something for everyone.
–Engaging Combat: Fight in city sieges, border skirmishes, and major battlefields as you go head to head with other players and pit your tactics against theirs.
What are your thoughts on this? Would you be happy to see more KOEI Tecmo titles make it to mobile platforms? Let us know in those comments!
Romance of the Three Kingdoms – The Legend of CaoCao is out now for iOS and Android devices. A remake of the original Legend of Cao Cao title, you can now enjoy improved Grand Strategy action in the palm of your hands. Free to play to boot! (With optional in-app purchases)
The game is developed by Thingsoft, a subsidiary of Nexon – who you may know as the team behind Dynasty Warriors Unleashed also for Mobile devices. Licensed by KOEI Tecmo. Here is the official features list for the game to have a gander at!
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: The Legend of CaoCao is now available on mobile platforms around the world! Come play the timeless SRPG classic!
The strategic tour de force “The Legend of Cao Cao,” remastered for mobile.
-Join Cao Cao in his legendary quest to dominate the Three Kingdoms!
-Assemble a team of elite commanders to conquer your foes!
-Reenact the tales of other legendary characters in Story mode!
The KOEI Romance of Three Kingdoms that you know and love!
-Put your tactical talent to the test against AI and other players alike!
-Complex strategy, simple controls!
-Build the perfect fighting force for every challenge!
Brand-new content to usher a retro favourite into the modern age!
-Jump into asynchronous PVP with Annihilation!
-Fight the pivotal battles of every Kingdom in the robust expanded Story mode!
-Cooperate with other players to build your empire!
It certainly looks interesting, and you can download your copy of the game from the Apple store here or Google Play store here!
If still unconvinced you can check out the Launch trailer attached.
What are your thoughts on the game? Does it look like it’ll hold your interest? Let us know in the comments!
It’s getting to that time of the year again, now with all of KOEI Tecmo’s games for the year making their way into eager fans hands, it is now time to decide which one is your KOEI Tecmo Game of the Year 2016! Please put in your vote to the poll and we will announce the Fan favourite Game of the Year after New Years!
(Please note these are games that were officially released into the western market, so no DOA Extreme 3 guys!)
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