Square Enix’s “Pretty” Three Kingdoms Game Turns Liu Bei Into A Woman

By Spencer . June 18, 2013 . 1:44am

This trailer for Sangokushi Rumble starts off like any other Romance of the Three Kingdoms game by showing Cao Cao, one of the clever warlords from the tale…




… and then things get strange. The second set of characters are Zhang Fei, Liu Bei, and Guan Yu. However, Liu Bei is a woman in Sangokushi Rumble. OK…




Sun Ce, Sun Jian, and Sun Quan look regular, but Hua Xiong and Dong Zhuo were transformed into women as well. Guan Yu actually shows up twice first as a dude and later as a lady. Well, the trailer did say this would be a tale of beautiful generals…


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Sangokushi Rumble is in development for iOS devices.

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  • Lumi

    Not the first time… Surprised that Caocao is a bishounen, I thought they’ll do what Japan always do and change EVERYONE into women…

  • Warboss Aohd

    ……….what? What?


    • OkamiKing

      Because Square likes cute/hot things.

      And Japan…. Lots of Japan

    • DyLaN

      Its Japan, deal with it. ‘Sides, not every1 is a hot chick and you will still get your bishies or manly men.

    • Raze

      Even Hitler has genderbend mode…
      So this is nothing…

  • Atmey

    I’ve lost count of how many fictional versions of a fictional novel based of historical events.

  • DanteJones

    Should the tagline for this be: “Are you lady?”

    • d19xx

      “put ya buns on!”

  • DyLaN

    Liking the designs. Also I’m pretty sure the RotTK has been genderbended be4. EDIT 1:OK I was wrong.

    EDIT 2: If you feel tht I get something wrong or you do not agree with my statement correct me or provide a reason instead of giving a downvote plz…. There no reason to downvote some1 just cuz he/she get something wrong…

    • biskmater

      plenty, kohime musou for starters…

      • DyLaN

        Thk for correcting me. The only genderbent I can think of when I post tht comment is Oda Nobuna >_<

  • The music and the artwork were pretty good.

  • CirnoLakes

    I love how Japan is always gender swapping these tales.

    It makes them all the more interesting.

  • Never

    If they were going to do that why not turn Guan Yu and Zhang Fei into women too?
    It would have been far more interesting that way.
    Whoa wait, Guan Yu shows up as a Lady later?!
    Now all we need is a female Lu Bu and you have yourself an instant buy.

    • Aoshi00

      The pic on top is dude Guan Yu and the bottom pic is chick Guan Yu so maybe everyone could pull a Ranma here? Ikkitousen, koihime musou, etc.. Seems like dynasty warriors s the only game with people sticking to their genders *.*;.. Houshin Engi turned sennin into pretty boys, but they are still guys…

  • Romancer Ecclesia

    So this is how the English felt when Arthuria was in Fate/Stay Night.

    • r0gamer940

      at least that story was amazing. talking about the vn just to clairify

      • Romancer Ecclesia

        Pretty sure that goes without saying <3

  • Mugen555

    Remind me of Koi Hime musou

    • Slayven19

      Or ikkitousen

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Dat female Dong Zhuo. It almost feels wrong

  • KyoyaHibari

    Square Enix…what are you–DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY!

  • 無尽合体ブランタコブスキ

    who’s lui bei again?

  • Altin

    Imagine them turning Lu Bu into a female as well:

    ” You shall face the wrath of the mighty LU BU! *kyun* “

    • Raze

      More like

      “You shall face the lovely of the sexy Lu Bu”

      “Teehee *wink*”

      • Altin

        I HNNNNGGGG’ed :D

  • anarchy_panty

    Oh, look, gender swapped Romance of the Three Kingdoms! We’ve never seen…this…before…

    • Kamakuma

      Totally doesn’t bring “Koihime” to mind.

      • Barrit

        Yep.. still waiting for Koihime Warriors. Hopefully one day…

  • Damarius Wingfield

    *Inside pants*: U Rang?
    Me: Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP!

  • Phill XVII

    An IOS Game………….What a suprise.

  • Sardorim

    So does that mean Sun Shang Xiang now a man or a lesbian?

    Or are they going for Cao Cao x Liu Bei?

    • Probably. Or some kind of weird ship with another character.

  • Brandonmkii

    female Dong Zhou should still be voiced by Richard Epcar.

    • Göran Isacson

      … Yes. This is a good suggestion and you should feel good about it.

  • Steven Higgins

    Mayaya (from Princess Jellyfish) probably smashed Amemizukon’s computer when she saw this.

    Personally I am totally unfamiliar with Romance of the Three Kingdoms an I do not have a Smartphone* so I really have no opinion on this.

    *These are how Terminator, starts I’m telling you. Forget Zombies, we should fear the Robot Apocalypse

    • puchinri

      I can actually picture that scene in my mind. And it would be hilarious.

  • Zonder88

    Sooo….what kind of game is this? Strategy/Management like RotK? Action hack n slash like Dynasty Warriors? Or is this a JRPG?

  • An Tran

    So…gender-bender Romance of the Three Kingdoms?

  • There’s an anime name Kingdom so I guess this game will involve the same characters.

    • VeniVidiVici

      Actually, Kingdom takes place during the events leading up to Shi Huang Di’s, the first emperor of China, rise to power and unification. The 3 Kingdoms era happened hundreds of years after that.

  • YoshEE

    So Oath Brothers turn into Oath Brothers and Sister….so wrong smh. And let me guess if SSX is in there then she will become a man? No!!!! >.<

  • Testsubject909

    Oh hey. Reminds me of Sayo Tanku.

    Here’s an example: Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi.

  • 果林

    I don’t know what to feel anymore

  • Vash bane

    i heard a similar game to this where EVERYONE was gender bended
    pretty funny

  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms… Shoujo edition.

  • brian

    Do we know if TVtropes has a page about women characters historically being men?
    That concept has some potential for hilarity.

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