BURLINGAME, CA -- August XX, 2005 -- Today, video game publisher KOEI announced new details on the latest addition to its best-selling series
of Tactical Action games with DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 XTREME LEGENDS(r).
"With heavy interest from consumers and retailers, the Dynasty Warriors series continues to be an overwhelming success as the company's premier
franchise," said Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for KOEI Corporation. "Powered by this generation's patented and most advanced
melee combat technology, DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 XTREME LEGENDS includes game modes that make it exciting as a standalone title or when used as an expansion to the original Dynasty Warriors 5."
Series fans will enjoy an awesome collection of more than 18 untold stories in "Legend Mode," an expanded "Xtreme Mode" for up to two players, and an "Edit Mode" with 20,000 possible character combinations.
In the game's new "Destiny Mode," players will begin as a foot soldier, and work their way up the ranks by completing a series of combat missions. Now, players will have a previously unheard of level of control over their character's destiny by choosing which officer they will serve and to which kingdom they will pledge allegiance. Additional features include two tough new "Challenge" courses, and the new "Blacksmith" system that allows players to upgrade their characters and weapons using special items.
About DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 XTREME LEGENDS
DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 XTREME LEGENDS can be used as an expansion pack to the original Dynasty Warriors 5 (sold separately), and it can also be
played without the original Dynasty Warriors 5 disc.
Developed by KOEI's award-winning internal team, Omega Force, DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 XTREME LEGENDS is a 1-2 player game, and is rated "RP"
(Rating Pending), by the Entertainment Software Association. DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 XTREME LEGENDS will be released in North America this November at a value MSRP of only US$29.99. The game is exclusive to the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system.
Consumers can learn more about DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 XTREME LEGENDS at the game's official minisite, launching soon at www.koei.com.
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 Warriors(r) series has generated more than 9 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, Singapore and Lithuania. The company constantly seeks the fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education. More information about KOEI's products can be found on the Internet at www.koei.com, www.koei.co.uk, and www.koei.co.jp.
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