PC Games | 2001
In Battle Realms the player leads a clan of devoted peasants, training them each to become unique warriors with a thirst for battle. Once trained, warriors face a dynamic environment where elevation, weather and other whims of nature affect strategy. Samurai masters and deadly kabuki warriors face off against warlocks and necromancers in a world that draws its inspiration from both history and fantasy. Armed with a rich story and a robust 3D engine, "Battle Realms" combines a unique, living resource system and a detailed combat model to put the strategy back into real-time strategy. Framed for his father's murder, young Kenji disappears and studies the ancient ways of his ancestors. "Battle Realms" begins as he returns to his homeland, leading a new uprising of either the Dragon Clan or Serpent Clan. Competing against the Lotus Clan's dark magic and the Wolf Clan's brute and cunning, Kenji leads his clan in the ancient ways of the Samurai. Balancing living resources in an epic battle of Yin versus Yang, the warriors in "Battle Realms" clash to preserve a way of life and avenge the injustices of the past.