Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII, a multiplayer kingdom management strategy game, is the eighth installation in Koei’s historic simulation series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. You assume the role of an officer, rising through the ranks, or ruler (created or historic) as you manage your kingdom, officers, relations and economy, draft troops and wage war—all in a bid to restore unity to China.
Characters and events in Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII are inspired by the namesake novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguo Yanyi; 三国演义), written in the Ming Dynasty, 14th century, by famous Chinese author Luo Guanzhong. Events in Romance of the Three Kingdoms are, in majority, based on historic government records from the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history—a chaotic period marred with civil war as famous warlords fought amongst themselves for control of China—and further romanticized through storytelling, folklore, and the mind of a brilliant author.
Release Information, Game Information, and Site Links (external).
NTSC = United States and Canada, PAL = Most of Europe and Australia.
2/25/05: Linked game information to our database and made new additions (e.g. Google, forums). Access new information through the resources and links above.
6/26/04: Added game-related links (above), cleaned up section and image popups, cleaned up right hand menu and added new game media, and added empty China map (at bottom of Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII home page) for use in various online games (frequently requested for SimRTK offshots).
1/11/04: Updated front page display and information, added FAQs and Walkthroughs.
8/29/03: You normally don’t see them here at Kongming’s Archives, but here you go again. Presenting two very nice GameShark codes for Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII, one for having all items in your database and the other for having all events in your database. Both are combatable with version 2 GameSharks (not version 3). Thanks go out to a certain Pwincess and her brother for these goodies. Douglas Lee’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII FAQs have also all been uploaded/updated.
8/24/03: Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII includes a list of secret historical characters with pre-generated stats and skills that you can play by entering the associated historical names (PlayStation 2). Here is a list of the names that are known at this time, enjoy!
12/6/02: Made several additions to the links above and cleaned them up.
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Submitted FAQs and Walkthroughs for Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII is a trademark of KOEI Corporation and KOEI Co., Ltd. © 1998–2000 KOEI Co., Ltd.
July 27, 2009