Dynasty Warriors®5 Reaches Gold Status
Company: Koei
KOEI’s Martial Arts-themed Tactical Action Game will Ship to North American Retailers on March 29, 2005

Burlingame, CA – March 10, 2005 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as a leading brand of strategy and action games, today announced that DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has reached gold status. The much-anticipated title will ship to North American retailers on March 29, 2005. The game already made its Japanese debut last month, appearing as the #1 title in the first week of release.

“The spectacular Hong-Kong style martial arts choreography in the game’s opening sequence rivals any fight sequence ever captured on film, and that’s just a prelude to the action and excitement players will find in the more than 80 hours of gameplay,” said Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at KOEI Corporation.

Consumers who pre-order the game now at GameStop.com and EBGames.com will receive one of three “kingdom” ringer t-shirts, chosen at random, and while supplies last.

Also available at launch will be Prima’s official game guide for DYNASTY WARRIORS 5. The book will include winning strategies for all of the game’s battles, character and 4th weapon unlocks, hints, and much more.

About Dynasty Warriors 5
DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 takes players back in time to an ancient land governed by chaos, and the mightiest warriors in history must fight for control of the Chinese empire. The game’s key features include:

The largest Dynasty Warriors cast ever assembled. Six new Dynasty Warriors in all for a total roster of 48 playable characters, each with their own storyline and in-game events.
A completely revamped weapons system with a supreme arsenal of devastating weapons and new attacks. New Musou Rage, character-specific jump attacks, and blazing 9-hit Evolution Combos open the possibility for the previously unattainable 9,999 K.O.s!
Twice as many characters per screen than Dynasty Warriors 4 to create the most satisfying Musou attacks ever.
New more intelligent bodyguard officers designed to help players face the greatest Tactical Action challenges to date.
An enhanced battlefield base system that challenges players’ strategic decision-making in the midst of combat.
38 completely redesigned maps, each 30% larger and with environments that have their own look and feel.
A vastly improved graphics engine that reduces fog, delivers rich detail in the characters and environments, and eliminates any drop in frame rate.
New Chaos difficulty level!
Endowed with a spectacular arsenal of new weapons and attacks to master, massive landscapes to conquer, and much more, players will experience the greatest Dynasty Warriors adventure of all time.

Developed by KOEI’s award-winning internal team Omega Force, DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 is a 1-2 Player game exclusive to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 is rated "T" (Teen- Use of Alcohol, 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 Warriors® 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.

Dynasty Warriors and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd. ©2005 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment Software Association
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