Burlingame, CA – March 31, 2005 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as a leading brand of strategy and action games, today announced two historically-themed video game releases for North America: ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMSÂ®X and COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM™. Both titles are exclusive to the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system.
ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS X is the latest installment in KOEI’s long-running Historical Simulation Game series. The game covers nearly one hundred and forty-seven years of Chinese history starting with the fall of the Han Dynasty at the end of second century A.D.
Developed by KOEI Co., Ltd, ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS X is produced by Kou Shibusawa. The game is for 1 player and is rated “T” (Mild Language, Mild Violence, Use of Alcohol) by the ESRB. The North American release of ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS X is planned for June 2005.
While China was in the midst of an upheaval, the Roman Empire experienced its own decline after the death of Caesar Marcus Aurelius. Nonetheless, the citizens of Rome were provided with ample public diversion in the form of gladiator games. Through the Action Role-Playing Game, COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM, video gamers will experience first-hand the thrill of fighting in these gruesome spectacles, as well as the hardships of training as a slave.
Developed by Goshow and licensed to KOEI Co., Ltd, by ERTAIN Corporation, COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM will be published by KOEI Corporation in North America. COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM is a 1-2 player game, and is rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB. A July 2005 release for North America is planned.
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, France, 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.