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KOEI's Music Rhythm Game for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System is Ready to Ship on November 14th 2006

Burlingame, CA - November 8, 2006 - Are you ready to Gitaroo? Because the Man is coming back! KOEI Corporation today announced that GITAROO MAN® LIVES! has reached gold status and is set to ship to North American Retailers on November 14th, 2006.

Consumers can learn more at the official Gitaroo Man Lives! minisite at


GITAROO MAN LIVES! is the bittersweet tale of U-1, an ordinary young boy who dares to dream of becoming a skateboard master in order to attract the attention of Pico, the most popular girl in school. It is a heartwarming story of a boy triumphing against all odds and overcoming Kazuya, the school bully, winning the girl, and embarking on a journey of young love... then again, looking at U-1, perhaps not.

Actually, it is a spectacular story in which the last descendant of the legendary Gitaroo Man must use his magical guitar to save the planet Gitaroo from the evil Gravillians. This updated version of the original classic is optimized for portable play, and features new songs for the all-new Duet Mode.

Key Product Features

Music is the weapon in this fabled rhythm game where you help beautiful loser U-1 transform into rock legend Gitaroo Man and find true love. For the first time ever, share the spotlight in new Duet Mode while jamming to previously unreleased Gitaroo songs Metal Header and Toda Pasión! Battle for rock supremacy in Vs. mode via wireless (ad hoc). Includes all 10 colorful stages from the original including, "Flyin' to Your Heart", "Bee Jam Blues", and "Born to be Bone". Music styles range from Rock, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin and more! Single Play, Vs. and Duet Play with three levels of difficulty. Music by COIL, with visual design and illustrations by pop artist 326.

GITAROO MAN LIVES! was developed by KOEI Co., Ltd. /Inis Corporation, and is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB. The game is for 1-2 Players (ad hoc). The suggested retail price is US$39.99.

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 Warriors® 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 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

Gitaroo Man Lives! ®2001-2006 326/KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Planning & Development: KOEI Co., Ltd. /iNiS Corporation. Gitaroo Man, Dynasty Warriors and the KOEI logo are registered trademark or trademark of KOEI Co., Ltd. "PlayStation", "PS" Family logo, and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo may be required. Memory Stick Duo is a trademark of Sony Corporation. The ratings icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

For more information:

KOEI Corporation

Jarik R. Sikat

Sales & Marketing Manager

email: (press inquiries only)

phone: 650-692-9080 ext. 230

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