Burlingame, CA --August 29, 2005 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as a leading brand of strategy and action games, today announced that DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 for the Xbox(r) video game system has reached gold status. The much anticipated action game will ship to North American retailers on September 13, 2005, in time for the back-to-school season.
"Like the legendary martial arts masters of lore, DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 lays down a serious Kung-Fu style beating while delivering its ancient knowledge," said Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at KOEI Corporation. "For an incredible challenge, the game now displays twice as
many characters per screen than the previous installment and includes a new difficulty level called 'Chaos.' It also features the largest cast of
Dynasty Warriors ever assembled. There are 48 playable characters in all, each with their own storyline inspired by actual events."
About Dynasty Warriors 5
DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 takes players back in time to where the mightiest warriors in history fought for control of the Chinese empire. The game's
exclusive Xbox features include: Dolby(r) Digital 5.1 surround sound, never-before-released Japanese dialogue with English subtitles, or English
voice option, plus reduced load times. Additional features include:
- A completely revamped weapons system and new moves including Musou Rage and character-specific jump attacks.
- Blazing 9-hit Evolution Combos and twice as many characters per screen than Dynasty Warriors 4 open the possibility for the previously unattainable
- An enhanced battlefield base system challenges players' strategic decision-making in the midst of fighting.
- 38 completely redesigned battlefields that stretch for miles.
- 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!
- A detailed history of the characters and events that shaped Ancient China!
Developed by KOEI'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 ESRB. DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 is available now for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system and will ship to North American retailers on September 13, 2005.
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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