The gameplay has changed with more focus on action and strategy than historical simulation. You can give tactical commands to the troops in real time, and player can intervene the battle scene directly, by fighting directly in the battlefield. There is a growth element, you can freely promote the generals and purchase armors and reinforcements. There are over 450 kinds of commodities in the game. An evolved crowd control engine is used in the game, you can see over 500 fully animated characters on screen simultaneously. Kessen III also features orchestra music from famous composers in Japan.