For 30 years, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series have taken players into the world based on the beloved Chinese novel of the same name; to be a part of one of the most tumultuous times of history and privy to the political machinations between power-hungry factions makes for a perfect strategic experience, especially when each iteration of the game brings about new additions to the grand scheme of unifying 2nd century China.
Regardless of their familiarity with the source material, any fan of the strategy genre will appreciate the vast nuances in Koei Tecmo's historical opus; a challenging and rewarding mix of historically accurate warfare and deep gameplay, players will find themselves blissfully taken aback by all the options available in this timeless tale come game. In a macro and micro sense, cites can be built and developed, alliances maintained or betrayed, and armies - that which features a wide variety spanning from infantry, cavalry, artillery, and even navy - can be done via conscription or recruitment. Diplomacy and intrigue also offer a multitude of choices, with historical characters retaining their quirks and personalities, and can be facilitated through bribery, coercion, flattery, and more.
With already a huge wealth of content, even if a player sticks to the default Campaign mode, a mode where players follow the events of the novel, with Hero mode, replayability becomes just as inviting as all the aforementioned features. Hero mode allows players to create their own destiny within this pivotal time, and gives them the chance to play out an alternate path of history to their choosing.
Of course, like all Romance of the Three Kingdom games that feature many of the characters from the novels, in XIII, there are over 700 historical characters including mainstay fan-favorites like Liu Bei, Cao Cao, Zhao Yun, and more; if you're like us though, you'd create your own unique character and build up your own version of the Middle Kingdom.
Releasing for the West this July, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII not only offers a rich strategy experience, but with the power of the PS4, it's a strategy game like no other, and console players should definitely look forward to this if they enjoy a game of such amazing scope!
Release Date: 05 July 2016
Language: R2 : English, R3: Voice - Japanese, Chinese ; Subtitle - English
Release Date: 26 February 2019
Region: Region 3
Carve your way through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe, knowing that the smallest mistake could end your stage. You will need to rely on your instincts with the most immersive and truly focused off-road experience yet, including a new authentic handling model, tire choice and surface deformation. Power your rally car through real-life off-road environments in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia, and the USA, with only your co-driver and instincts to guide you. Race on eight official circuits from the FIA World Rallycross championship, complete with licensed Supercars and support series. Develop your team and cars around race strategies, and progress through a varied selection of Events and Championships in both a single player Career Campaign and a competitive online environment.
Release Date: 28 December 2018
Genre: Third Person Shooting
Region: Region 3
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5 is the latest title in the EARTH DEFENSE FORCE series, depicting a whole new worldview about humans rising up against unknown alien invaders from outer space. This is an action shooting game about the continuous battle for survival between unknown extraterrestrials invading earth and the Earth Defense Force.
You play as an EDF soldier, fighting in cruel battles against massive amount of giant monsters and killer machines. The game offers 4 unique soldier classes, nearly 1,000 types of weapons to choose from, and includes over 100 missions, breaking a series record. The additional mission pack released earlier in Japan will become available as well.
All missions support multiplayer gameplay for up to 4 players. Additionally, the game features offline split-screen co-op. Control 4 types of soldier classes and fight along with EDF team members from around the globe.
Release Date: 14 March 2019
Language: Voice - Japanese; Subtitle - English
Region: Region 3
Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining is a fighting game developed by Studio Saizensen and published by Sega. It features the characters of the famous Shining series. A crossover from the Shining series? Well, Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining does the work for a crossover the characters from Shining Blade and Shining Hearts for this 2D fighting game.
Release Date: 8 March 2019
Genre: Action Adventure
Region: Region 1
A brand-new entry in the legendary over-the-top action series comes in spring 2019, complete with its signature blend of high-octane stylized action and otherworldly and original characters the series is known for. Years have passed since the legions of hell have set foot in this world, but now a new demonic invasion has begun, and humanity’s last hope will rest in the hands of three lone demon hunters, each offering a radically different play style. United by fate and a thirst for vengeance, these demon hunters will have to face their demons if they hope to survive. The devil you know returns in the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this generation.