Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms is getting a second shot at the best-seller charts. Publisher eastasiasoft has revealed a forthcoming physical retail edition. The retro RPG debuted on Nintendo Switch earlier this year, and is now set to receive a special edition package in early 2023.

A legend comes to life in retro pixel art style with Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms. From the Yellow Turban Rebellion to the Battle of Red Cliffs, follow Xu Shu as he is guided by a special sword. Take command of grid-based battles that offer the immediacy of a traditional RPG mixed with the depth of a strategy epic.

The game is inspired by classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. This new RPG combines Chinese history and mythology presented in old-school pixel art style. Players will be able to recruit more than 120 generals in their army and rewrite legend in a “what if…” scenario spanning an epic single-player narrative adventure. All the while set to an original soundtrack by renowned composer BUNBUN, known for his work on Capcom classics like Mega Man 3, Breath of Fire, Final Fight 2 and more.

Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms Physical Release

Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms was developed by independent Japanese studio UNICO. Only 2000 copies of the Limited Editions will be produced. The full contents are as follows:

  • Collector’s Box
  • Game (region free)
  • Manual
  • Original Soundtrack CD
  • Numbered Certificate
Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms Limited Edition

The original digital release is currently priced at £11.99 GBP. The two physical releases, standard and limited editions, are priced at £29.99 and £39.99, respectively. That’s a significant increase, but perhaps collectors will see the value in the premium?

Set to launch in January 2023, Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Did you buy the digital edition of the game? Will you pick up this new retail edition? Let us know in the comments below!

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