Burlingame, CA – March 3, 2005 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as a leading brand of strategy and action games, today announced that DYNASTY WARRIORS for the PSP™ (PlayStationÂ® Portable) handheld entertainment system has reached gold status. The game will be available at North American retailers on March 24th, the first day of the handheld system’s North American launch. Consumers can still pre-order DYNASTY WARRIORS at gamestop.com and ebgames.com.
About Dynasty Warriors for PSP™
For the first time on any handheld platform, DYNASTY WARRIORS transports players onto the virtual battlefields of Ancient China to experience the thrill of fighting legions of ruthless enemy soldiers. Gamers can choose up to 42 playable characters, each wielding powerful weapons and lethal fighting skills. The game introduces new features found exclusively on the PSP including:
A Battlefield Area System that creates new strategic gameplay and also allows for shorter periods of play - ideal for a mobile environment.
The "Second-in-command" Officer System features bodyguards with special skills that players control.
With hundreds of bodyguards to discover, including a few surprise officers, gamers can collect and select which officers to take into battle. Players can also trade bodyguard officers using the Memory Stick Duo™.
Developed by KOEI’s award-winning team, Omega Force, DYNASTY WARRIORS is a 1-Player game, 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 seventeenth 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 WarriorsÂ® series has generated more than 7 million units in sales worldwide, since releasing for the PlayStation game console 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.