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4/23/08: Romance of The Three Kingdoms XI, Windows, ENGLISH!

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:08 pm
by James
Great news, everyone! <a href="http://koei.com/">KOEI</a> has <a href="http://www.koei.com/company/pressitem.cfm?id=772658B1-3048-7B3D-C5A5961370D50CB2">announced</a> that they are releasing <b><a href="http://kongming.net/11/">Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI</a></b> for <b>Windows</b> in <b>English</b> on July 29th, 2008. That’s right! Their wonderful historic strategy simulation series is returning to the PC in English. This hasn’t happened since <a href="http://kongming.net/4/">Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire</a>, back in the ’90s. We will keep you posted!

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:21 pm
by Xiahou Mao
This is where I'd post about how piracy is going to kill their profits, but they're only going to be selling the game for $19.99. I'd hope people would be able to spare at least that. But the low price point illustrates to me that Koei isn't very hopeful of generating a lot of profit on this one.

I believe, as well, that it'll be available in Europe on July 25th for PC.

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:04 am
by James
I didn't see anything on the UK website about XI. Where did you hear about that? I'm pretty curious! Also, that is a release a few days ahead of the US release, which is pretty interesting. I can definitely see the UK release taking place, though, as there isn't anywhere near as much work involved as a localized console release.

$19.99... wow. That is a very generous price point!

But you are right, there will still be jerks who try to pirate it...

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:26 am
by Mikhail
Wow, im going to rush to buy it if its 19.99, regardless of computer problems. When I went to China, I was looking for this. Now it'll be in ENGLISH! Here's hoping places like EB Games has them...

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:32 am
by Xiahou Mao
James wrote:I didn't see anything on the UK website about XI. Where did you hear about that? I'm pretty curious!


Koei has a "European Embassy" subforum on their official forums, and it got posted there, along with the release of Samurai Warriors 2 on PC at the end of June. July 25th was the date given for the RTKXI release.

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:53 am
by James
Xiahou Mao wrote:Koei has a "European Embassy" subforum on their official forums, and it got posted there, along with the release of Samurai Warriors 2 on PC at the end of June. July 25th was the date given for the RTKXI release.

Thanks! Do you have a release date for Samurai Warriors? Or was it general?

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:58 am
by James
Xiahou Mao wrote:Koei has a "European Embassy" subforum on their official forums, and it got posted there, along with the release of Samurai Warriors 2 on PC at the end of June. July 25th was the date given for the RTKXI release.

Thanks! Do you have a release date for Samurai Warriors? Or was it general?

Edit: Is it available for Windows in Asia? What do you know about it? :shock:

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:36 am
by Lady Wu
This is indeed good news!

I find it... interesting that it's selling for a fraction of the cost of the Asian versions.

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:45 am
by Xiahou Mao
James wrote:Thanks! Do you have a release date for Samurai Warriors? Or was it general?

Edit: Is it available for Windows in Asia? What do you know about it? :shock:


Samurai Warriors 2 for PC in Europe is slated for a June 25th release. I don't know about an Asian release, or even a North American one. ;)

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:01 am
by Sun Gongli
One thing to remember is that the game is about a year old (or more - I forget). Musou Orochi actually sold pretty well (KOEI doesn't publish sales figures, but it sold more than enough to make a steady profit), and I think it encouraged KOEI to start doing more English PC releases.