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DYNASTY WARRIORS® PSP™

Press Release date - 14/12/05

Format - PSP

Genre - Tactical Action

Release date - March 05

'China in Your Hands'

Video Game Heroes from Ancient China Go Portable

For the first time on any handheld game system, players will experience the thrill of fighting single handed against legions of powerful enemy soldiers in historic battles that shaped the Chinese empire.

Based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors® series of Tactical Action games takes players back in time when chaos ruled Ancient China. In the game players are equipped with powerful weapons and their strategic wits. They must fight their way through grand battlefields populated with hordes of enemy warriors.

With its addictive gameplay, the Dynasty Warriors series has generated nearly 7 million units in sales worldwide since being released on the PlayStation® in 1997.

Features:

  • New! Battlefield Area System creates new strategic gameplay and allows for shorter periods of play, ideal for the mobile environment
  • New! "Second in Command" Officer system gives bodyguards special skills that you control.
  • New! With hundreds of "second in command" officers to discover, you can collect and select which officers you take into battle
  • New! Exchange "Second in Command" officers using the Memory Stick Duo®
  • Play as 42 Dynasty Warriors from all of the Three Kingdoms and Unaligned forces
  • Includes Musou mode and Free mode!
  • Uncover seven stories from China's turbulent past!
  • Mount stampeding elephants and swift horses, then ride into battle!
  • A single player game.

New! Battlefield Area System

With previous console-based Dynasty Warriors games, the player was free to roam about one vast battlefield. One stage could take more than 30 minutes to complete. Stages this long would not be convenient for a mobile gaming environment. So in the PSP version of Dynasty Warriors, each stage is divided into a network of smaller "battlefield areas" (BA), with each area holding a different degree of strategic importance.

These areas influence each other and change according to the battle situation. If the player wins in one area, the victory may create a positive influence in other areas (i.e. increased morale). Or if an allied army retreats, this may decrease allied morale. As a result, the player must be aware of the status of each BA, decide an appropriate battle policy and lead his army to victory.

New! SECOND IN COMMAND OFFICERS

In previous Dynasty Warriors games, the purpose of a bodyguard was to provide direct support for the player. Dynasty Warriors for PSP is endowing this bodyguard with extra abilities.

These officers will fight with the player as bodyguards but possess special skills such as the ability to heal or raise morale.

You will start the game with the option to have 4 standard "second in commands" assisting you, but as you win battles more superior bodyguards come available to you.

This new system will also add replay value. Dynasty Warriors for PSP will include rare "second in command" officers that can be acquired only by meeting specific conditions. Furthermore, players can exchange collected "second in command" officers via Memory Sticks.

Modes of Play

There are 2 single-player only game modes: Musou mode and Free Mode.

In Musou mode, select a character and battle through 5 stages. In Free mode, select a scenario and enjoy the battle.

Developer

Dynasty Warriors for PSP is being developed by KOEI's award-winning team, Omega Force, the developers of the Dynasty Warriors series, Samurai Warriors, Winback and Destrega. Dynasty Warriors is produced by Mr. Akihiro Suzuki. Mr Suzuki was the main programmer for Dynasty Warriors 1, 2, and 3. He was also the lead producer for Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires.

Product Specs

Platform - PSP

Developer - KOEI Co.,Ltd

Ship Date - PSP Launch

SPR - TBD

Genre - Tactical Action Players - 1

PEGI rating - TBC

About KOEI Ltd.

KOEI Ltd, are a subsidiary of Japanese company KOEI Co.,Ltd, and established offices in Hertfordshire, UK in 2003. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, The US, UK, Canada, 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 mesmerise gamers globally. The companies Dynasty Warriors series has generated nearly 7 million unit sales worldwide, since releasing for the PlayStation games console in 1997.

Dynasty Warriors and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd ®2004, KOEI Co.,Ltd. All rights reserved.

"PlayStation" and the "PS" family logo are registered trademarks of Sony computer Entertainment Inc.

For further information on Dynasty Warriors PSP or any other KOEI title please contact

Steve Marks - steve@koei.co.uk - Tel + 44 (0) 1462 476130

Or visit the website - www.koei.co.uk - www.koei.com - www.koei.co.jp

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