Square Enix Is Teasing A Romance Of The Three Kingdoms Game

By Spencer . June 17, 2013 . 2:00pm

imageTecmo Koei made a fortune with video games based on The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Sega has the profitable Sangokushi Taisen arcade game and Marvelous AQL hopes to capitalize on this epic with Kaio: King of Pirates too.


The latest company with a Romance of the Three Kingdoms project is Square Enix who are teasing Sangokushi Rumble with this website. The game will be revealed in less than 12 hours so it’s probably a social game for either mobile phones or browsers.


Why so man companies are making games based on the same tale? Well, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is an epic most people are familiar with in Japan and all over Asia. It’s ubiquitous kind of like fairy tales in the West.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Geh. Got a little too excited then I read it was probably going to be a mobile game.

  • nyobzoo

    betting a mobile game

    • tubers

      Betting a freemium.

  • Tales_of_Master

    “The game will be revealed in less than 12 hours so it’s probably a social game for either mobile phones or browsers.”

    LOL I love how optimistic Spencer sounds XD Square-Enix should seriously start reflecting on their actions during the last few years, to figure out where everything started to go wrong, not that the answer isn’t obvious, but I don’t want to put too much faith in them.

  • Masa

    Wow, hopes were up until i read mobile….
    *goes back To playing DW8*

    PS: Just noticed, the guy in the picture is Lu Bu, has the crescent spear.

  • mirumu

    The Romance of the Three Kingdoms saga is really interesting as long as you can manage to keep track of all the people and events. I’ve read parts of it, and played numerous games about it over the years and there’s a lot a game can do with it. I can see why Square Enix would go the social game route, but I’d be surprised if it’s ties to the saga are anything but superficial.

    Koei’s strategy games always seemed to be the most interesting spin on RotTK to me. I’d been hoping the upcoming Wii U version of RotTK XII was a big improvement from the original PC release, and that it would be localised. But that’s not just one long shot, but two. *sigh*

  • Warboss Aohd

    wish someone would make an’ RPG based in dis……..or Kessen 4.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      For Kessen………… you will need to ask for Koei here.T_T

      • Warboss Aohd

        i already tried dat.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Somebody did! Capcom’s Destiny of an Emperor for NES and Gameboy. 2 is the best one, there’s a fan translation for it.

      • Warboss Aohd

        i’m aware o’ them, i mean a new one.

        preferably one where ya can see all da soldierz fightin’.

  • I don’t have high expectations with square enix anymore, not suprised theyd go after this cash cow, even if isnt a mobile game I dont expect them to try and make something of quality for consoles, but who knows?

  • Martian Wong

    a typo: why so many**

  • Sardorim

    Bet it wont have Wen Yang in it which will blow… =(

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    “Rumble” just sounds like Dynasty Warriors.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Ooooh! ^.^ Wait, it’s propably gonna be a mobile game! Oh … *leave*

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