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Koei To Publish "Makai Kingdom" In Europe

Publisher to Bring Nippon Ichi’s Latest Strategy RPG to Europe on October 28

For Immediate Release:

Hertfordshire, UK -- July 27, 2005 - Koei Ltd. today announced plans to publish Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in Europe. Makai Kingdom is the latest in a line of hit strategy role-playing games that includes Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, La Pucelle: Tactics, and Phantom Brave. The European release of Makai Kingdom is scheduled for October 28, 2005.

More information will soon be available at: http://www.tacticalrpg.com/

About Makai Kingdom

In an attempt to rewrite history gone terribly wrong, Lord Zetta, the ruler of netherworld, brought destruction upon himself. When all seemed lost, three evil overlords appeared before Lord Zetta to help him recreate his world. Now Lord Zetta wages war on a new world to become the supreme ruler once again, while the three overlords entertain themselves by creating more trouble for him.

Players will take on the role of Lord Zetta and command an army of determined fighters to reclaim what was rightfully his, the Netherworld. Gamers will battle enemies ranging from vicious demons to driven soldiers with both modern and ancient warfare. Slash your enemies with the good old broadsword, or blast your way through with the deadly rocket launcher - the choices are yours.

Makai Kingdom introduces a new INVITE system that summons your army-carrying facilities to the battlefield. Every facility summoned will contain your troops, which are then deployed to battle your enemies.

In Makai Kingdom, battle maps are randomly generated, offering a new gaming experience every time you play. With unlimited variations of maps, gamers can expect countless hours of gameplay.

Commenting on the release of Makai Kingdom, David Hope, General Manager of Koei Ltd said "I am delighted to be continuing our working relationship with Nippon Ichi with the release of Makai Kingdom. We have been building the interest and fan base for Nippon Ichi titles in Europe over the past two years and this release is a significant step forward in this process."

About Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.

Nippon Ichi Software was founded in 1994 in Gifu, Japan as an entertainment software company. Since then Nippon Ichi Software has grown into an international company focused on creating innovative video game products.

About Koei Ltd.

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, Lithuania, and Taiwan. KOEI employs over six hundred people worldwide with sales exceeding $200 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 ®2005, KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. "PlayStation" and the "PS" family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

For more information:

David Hope

General Manager

Koei Ltd.

Phone: 0044 (0)1462 476130


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