In Kessen III, the player takes control of Nobunaga Oda and unlike the previous two games, the player may not choose a side to play on. Nobunaga has only one goal: to unify the lands and rid his world of misery and suffering.
Following the predecessors, this game comes with lots of cinematics and stays true to strategic as well as action gameplay, adding a few new things along the road, like collecting items during battles.
The two main aspects of this game are planning and engaging in battle. Select officers and strategically place them on the field of battle, assign commands and issue orders. When on the battlefield, each of the officers, including Nobunaga, will have his/her army at their disposal which can be controlled at any point. Level-ups bring additional special attacks to both officers and their troops.