Burlingame, CA â€“ September 6, 2007 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, announced today that Warriors Orochiâ„¢ has reached gold status and will be available at retailers throughout North America beginning the week of September 18, 2007, for the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system.
About Warriors Orochi
Without warning, the venomous Serpent King Orochi descended from the skies above. Using his unworldly powers to shatter time and space, Orochi kidnapped the strongest, wisest and most courageous warriors from Ancient China and Feudal Japan in a scheme to test his might against the heroes of these ages.
Most of the great armies of these two periods would succumb to the might of Orochi. Yet powerful warriors remain and are ready to continue the fight. Now, the greatest showdown in history is about to take placeâ€¦
In Warriors Orochi the characters from both franchises must team-up to wage war against this new, yet powerful force. The game boasts an amazing roster of 77 playable characters from both the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises, while four action-packed â€œcrossoverâ€ storylines feature amazing team-ups and some long-awaited confrontations between characters from both series.
The gameâ€™s new â€œTeam Battle Systemâ€ and â€œWeapon Fusionâ€ push Tactical Action to a whole new level. For the first time in KOEIâ€™s Tactical Action games, players can create their own three-person tag team. At any given time, one warrior will be engaged in battle, while the other two are recuperating; restoring their Life Meters and Musou Gauges. Every character is categorized according to offensive ability, and with new fighting techniques, itâ€™s up to the player to find the most lethal combination of warriors. â€œWeapon Fusionâ€ lets players combine the attributes from different weapons for more devastating results.
Warriors Orochi for Xbox 360 delivers the complete Tactical Action experience with stunning graphics in 720p HDTV and in game DolbyÂ® Digital audio. This game is rated â€œTâ€ (Teen- Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence) by the ESRB. Warriors Orochi is developed by KOEIâ€™s award-winning internal team, Omega Force. Press can find (watermark-free) assets at gamespress.com.
For more information, please visit www.koei.com/whoisorochi
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 eighteenth 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 15 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 2005, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $223 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 game products can be found online at koei.com.