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Famitsu Magazine, the popular Japanese gaming magazine, has a big scoop on a game coming to the PlayStation 3. The name of the game? Well, it's none other than Tecmo Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII or Sangokushi 12. The game is scheduled to release on PS3 after having a fairly successful run on PC.
I was first introduced to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms with a little known PC fighting game called Sango Fighters way, way, way back in the day. It was a cool game and even back then Guan Yu still kicked major butt. Fast forward to 2012 and Romance of the Three Kingdoms is spread across a wealthy brand of games headed up by Koei.
This particular series has managed to stay alive across several systems, even dating all the way back to the SNES. The strategy game focuses on a lot of diplomatic relations, army building and resource management. The latest game adds troop injuries, additional base or kingdom management options as well as plenty of army battles to partake in.
The music to this game is so awesome and sounds very similar to Tarô Iwashiro's score to John Woo's Red Cliff. Good stuff.
According to Gaming Everything, Famitsu pinpointed very few details about the console release other than that it would still feature many of the same things as the PC version (which his a given) but will include additional online modes and brand new scenarios.
Famitsu also revealed that the game will be scheduled to launch in Japan for the PS3 this November. Does it mean that we could potentially see a North American release sometime in the early first quarter of 2013? Highly unlikely. However, you'll probably be able to grab a copy from places like Play-Asia.com.