Tokyo, Japan -- July 21, 2005 -- Sony Computer Entertainment held the "PlayStation Meeting 2005" at the Tokyo Prince Hotel. At this event, two game companies were selected to give presentations about the next-generation PlayStationÂ®3 game system. One of those companies was KOEI , and KOEI's Founder and Chairman Keiko Erikawa gave a rousing speech for the packed meeting hall.
Ms. Erikawa presented an all-new, real-time demo using the PlayStation 3. This demo took full advantage of the PS3 hardware, and wowed the crowd with its smooth animation and life-like detail.
While KOEI presented their PlayStation 3 title "NI-OH" at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the demo shown at the PlayStation Meeting was for a completely new title. Currently, Koei is making progress on multiple PS3 titles.
PlayStation Awards 2005
Afterwards, Sony held the "PlayStation Awards 2005," where Koei's Dynasty WarriorsÂ® series garnered two awards.
"Dynasty Warriors 5" won a Platinum Prize for sales of over 1 million units in Japan. Since the release of "Dynasty Warriors 2," each entry in the series has won this award, and it can be said that Dynasty Warriors is one of the PlayStation 2's premier action franchises.
In addition, Dynasty Warriors for PSPâ„¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable)won a Special Prize for sales of over 300,000 units in Japan. Dynasty Warriors for PSPâ„¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) was one of only three games to win this honor.
"The 'Dynasty Warriors' series was created to launch with the PlayStation 2," said Mr. Takazumi Tomoike, the producer of the Dynasty Warriors series. "It's an honor to receive this award, and I would like to thank all the fans who have supported us. We'd like to create something for the PlayStation 3 that will gain similar acclaim."
About DYNASTY WARRIORS 5
Developed by KOEIâ€™s award-winning internal team Omega Force, DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 is a 1-2 Player game. DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 is rated "T" (Teen- Use of Alcohol, Violence) by the Entertainment Software Association. DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 is available now for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and will ship for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft on September 13th, 2005
About DYNASTY WARRIORS for PSPâ„¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable)
Developed by KOEIâ€™s award-winning team, Omega Force, DYNASTY WARRIORS is a 1-Player game, and is rated "T" (Teen- Violence) by the Entertainment Software Association.
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 leading content provider in the highly competitive video game industry.
KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand for Strategy and Simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Dynasty WarriorsÂ® series has generated more than 7 million units in sales worldwide since its first release for the PlayStation game console in 1997.
KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2004, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $270 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. The company constantly seeks the fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education. More information about KOEIâ€™s products can be found on the Internet at www.koei.com, www.koei.co.uk, and www.koei.co.jp.