Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

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Sangokushi III/Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Koei
Developer:
Original system(s): JP Home Computers
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega-CD
CD BackUp RAM Cart
Genre: Simulation[1][2], Shooting[3]

















Number of players: 1-8
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥14,800 (15,244)14,800e[4] T-76093
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-76086
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GMC071JT
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥14,800 (15,244)14,800e[6] T-76014
Non-Sega versions
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny, known as Sangokushi III (三國志III) in Japan, is the third game in Koei's Sangokushi franchise, a part of their Historical Simulation Series and a sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms II. It was first released in 1992 on various home computers and was ported to a variety of other platforms, including to the Sega Mega Drive in 1992 and Sega Mega-CD in 1993, with the Mega-CD version being exclusive to Japan.

History

Legacy

Both the Mega Drive and Mega-CD versions were included together in the Japanese model of the Mega Drive Mini 2 in 2022. The user is given the choice of playing either version.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny
Japanese 三國志III Sangokushi III

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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50
[7]
(JP) NTSC-J
73
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(US) NTSC-U
58
[9]
(JP) NTSC-J
60
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(UK) NTSC-U
70
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(JP) NTSC-J
70
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(UK) NTSC-U
68
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(UK) NTSC-U
48
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(JP) NTSC-J
78
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(UK) NTSC-U
65
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(UK) NTSC-U
39
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(JP) NTSC-J
84
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(RU)
78
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(DE) NTSC-U
70
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Sega Mega Drive
65
Based on
14 reviews

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Sangokushiiii md jp manual.pdf
Manual
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Map
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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Poster
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover

Mega-CD version

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(JP) NTSC-J
68
[21]
(JP) NTSC-J
65
[22]
(JP) NTSC-J
50
[23]
(JP) NTSC-J
73
[24]
Sega Mega-CD
64
Based on
4 reviews

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

Mega-CD, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc

Technical information

Main article: Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny/Technical information.

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

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Books:
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Music:
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Audiobooks:
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Videos:
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Events:
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms/Sangokushi games for Sega systems
Main Series
Sangokushi II/Romance of the Three Kingdoms II (1991) | Sangokushi III/Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny (1992) | Sangokushi IV/Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire (1994) | Sangokushi V (1996) | Sangokushi IV with Power-Up Kit (1997) | Sangokushi VI (1999) | Sangokushi VI with Power-Up Kit (2000)
Others
Sangokushi Eiketsuden (1996) | Sangokushi Returns (1997) | Sangokushi Koumeiden (1997)
Games in Koei's Historical Simulation Series (US)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II (1992) | Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny (1992) | Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf (1993) | Nobunaga's Ambition (1993) | Liberty or Death (1994)