Burlingame, CA - October 26, 2004 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as a leading publisher of strategy and action games, today unveiled two updates to its SAMURAI WARRIORS(tm) XTREME LEGENDS(r) minisite.
The minisite's just-opened "Gallery" section showcases images used in both the Japanese and North American promotional campaigns, the game's opening sequence, and a trailer used to promote the game in Japan. Fans of the series can also download desktop wallpapers based on each of the game's four new characters. While at the minisite's "Remix" section, players can learn more about SAMURAI WARRIORS XTREME LEGENDS' Story mode, the additional Survival mode stage, and the three original stages in Vs. mode: Duel, Sumo, and Gatekeeper.
A third update to the minisite, scheduled for Thursday, October 28th, unlocks the "Features" section, and will include fresh screenshots on all of the pages.
Gamers visiting the minisite can study the new characters' fighting techniques, the battlefield of Komaki-Nagakute, as well as game system improvements, and then head over to the koei.com forums to discuss it all. The minisite is located at www.koei.com.
About Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends (SWXL)
The SAMURAI WARRIORS XTREME LEGENDS expansion pack can be played without the original Samurai Warriors disc. The game includes all of the Samurai Warriors from the original plus 4 new playable characters. SWXL also boasts improved game balance, two additional difficulty levels, a 6th weapon level for all characters, and much more.
SAMURAI WARRIORS XTREME LEGENDS was developed by KOEI's internal studio, Omega Force, the award-winning team behind the Dynasty Warriors(r) series. The Tactical Action game will ship to North American retailers on November 9, 2004 with a suggested retail price of $29.99. Consumers can still pre-order the title at ebgames.com, gamestop.com, and walmart.com. SAMURAI WARRIORS XTREME LEGENDS is a game for 1-2 players, exclusive to the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system, and is rated "T" (Teen- Violence) by the ESRB.
About KOEI Corporation
KOEI Corporation, the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan, established operations in 1988. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company is now in its sixteenth year and is recognized as a leader in the highly competitive video game industry. KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand for Strategy and Simulation games, and is recognized as the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Dynasty Warriors(r) series has generated nearly 7 million units in sales worldwide, since releasing for the PlayStation game consoles in 1997.
KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., the U.K., Canada, China, Korea and Taiwan. KOEI employs over six hundred people worldwide, with sales exceeding $250 million. The company constantly seeks the fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education, and provides games that will mesmerize gamers across the globe. More information about KOEI and its products can be found on the company's websites, located at www.koei.com, www.koei.co.uk, and www.koei.co.jp.
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