From the back of the package:
It is the second Han Dynasty and China is on the verge of collapse. Infighting among the court families and the emergence of powerful warlords dominates the landscape. The struggle for power has brought an era known as the Three Kingdoms, complete with constant warfare among China's most courageous and skillful heroes.
As a ruler during these difficult times, it's up to you to unify a country torn apart by rebellion. Expand your kingdom by building a strong military, or try outsmarting your rivals during negotiations. With exciting new weapons including automatic firing crossbows and catapults, you can engage your opponents out in the open and from behind castle walls. But don't forget, a ruler's strength is also measured by his economic power of his kingdom and the happiness of its people.
> Discuss war strategy with up to 558 different officers, including 108 inspired by the player's imagination.
> Defeat enemies using powerful new weapons, including automatic firing crossbows, battering rams and catapults.
> Play one of 38 exciting rulers, eight of whom you can create yourself.
> Set enemy units, ships or cities ablaze using o variety of FIRE commands.
> New On-Line manual gives you valuable game information.
> One to eight player excitement.