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Empires Strikes Back

Samurai Warriors 2 Empires mobilizes for war on 360 and PS2 this March

Hertfordshire, UK- January 23, 2006 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced a European release date of March 16, 2007 for SAMURAI WARRIORS®2 EMPIRES. The Tactical Action game set in Feudal Japan will be available for both the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

About Samurai Warriors 2 Empires

The Empires games have long been regarded as the deepest most tactical installment in the Warriors' series. Samurai Warriors 2 Empires takes these strategic foundations even further with more choices and opportunities for the player to shape policies and build an army capable of uniting all of the warring states within Japan under one ruler. This game balances the political and tactical machinations of preparing an army for battle with the spectacular battlefield action that the Warriors games are renowned for to provide an incredibly involving tactical action experience.

Samurai Warriors 2 Empires combines the most exciting aspects of Action, Fighting and Strategy games. Japan is divided into 25 warring states and it is up to you to resurrect a nation using equal amounts of strategy and strength! Before each battle, you will meet with their war council to discuss military and political affairs; then it's time for combat. Samurai Warriors 2 Empires is a tantalizing blend of strategy and true warrior action.

With a stylized recreation of Japan's Sengoku or "Warring States" era, Samurai Warriors 2 Empires is sure to captivate anyone fascinated by Samurai culture. Special events in the game chronicle major turning points in Japan's history including "The Honnōji Incident" where the powerful warlord Oda Nobunaga, met his demise, and "The Battle of Kawanakajima," considered the largest and most prolonged encounter of the Warring States era.

In addition to the game's main Empire Mode, Samurai Warriors 2 Empires includes a "Free Mode," which allows you to choose any stage and fight through it using any officer in the game. The game's "Archives" offers an extensive gallery overflowing with rare artwork, CG sequences, and detailed information on tactics and formations, as well as visual and voice samples of all officers and troops within the game.


A lethal combination of Action, Fighting, and Strategy gameplay. An incredible account of Japan's Warring States era. A must-have for anyone fascinated by Samurai culture. Vicious multi-Musou attacks with up to four officers. 6 Regional scenarios, plus 5 Unification scenarios. 50 new policy cards based on Japanese history. 30 different tactics cards allow you to hire wind ninjas, set an ambush or form a blockade. - 90 policies in all! Create your own warrior in New Officer mode or choose from among 400 playable characters. 2-player co-op play. Forge alliances with rival clans and hire captured officers. Includes Empire mode, Free mode, and an extensive Archive section with rare art and information on Samurai history and tactics. About Koei Ltd.

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KOEI Ltd. is a subsidiary of Japanese company KOEI Co., Ltd. and has had offices in Hertfordshire, UK since 2003. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the US, UK, Canada, China, Korea, France, Taiwan, Singapore, and Lithuania. KOEI employs over 900 people worldwide with sales exceeding $250 million. The company constantly seeks to achieve a fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education and provides games that will mesmerize gamers globally.

The KOEI logo is a registered trademark of KOEI Co., Ltd. ®2007 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. "PlayStation" and the "PS" family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

For more information:

Mikey Foley

PR & Marketing Manager

Koei Ltd.

Phone: 0044 (0)1462 476130

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