In the 12th century, Emperor Hui Zhong faced an internal rebellion led by the imperial minister Gao Qiu.
The Song Dynasty ends and Gao Qiu becomes the new ruler.
The player plays the role of an exiled king in order to improve his statistics in order to be able to challenge and destroy Gao Qiu and bring Hui Zhong to the throne.
The type of game is of military strategy, like most of Koei’s games, but instead of conquering a country the goal is to depose the despotic ruler of China.
You start small steps and you need to make your way by conquering smaller prefectures, forming alliances and fighting small battles.