For Immediate Release:
Burlingame, CA - January 17, 2007 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS® XI (RTK XI) has reached gold status, and that the game will ship to North American retailers on February 6, 2007, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
About ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XI
From legendary video game producer Kou Shibusawa comes his next historical simulation masterpiece! Rediscover an ancient civilization with an explosive history in this most stunning edition of Romance of the Three Kingdoms to date.
Set during the end of the Han Dynasty and the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., RTK XI presents the most visually captivating evolution ever seen in the history of the series. Featuring an artistic style evocative of classical Chinese ink-paintings, and with debates and duels now rendered in real-time 3D animation, RTK XI pushes the boundaries and blurs the line between video games and art in this stunning recreation of the mood and feel of ancient China.
Players will need to dig deep within to prove themselves adept at both the military and political arts in order to bring China under one rule. Domestic affairs, diplomacy and warfare are all conducted on a single vast 3D relief map, dramatically bringing to life the epic scale of the adventure that lies before them.
As the ruler of a kingdom, each player will have complete control over their territories. More than 40 base commands give players the power to govern cities, manage their personnel, practice diplomacy, and much more. Complete freedom to develop markets, shipyards, outposts, forts and military units expand on the already substantial benchmarks established by previous editions of the series. Finally, players will watch the era come to life through the unique individual personalities of the more than 780 officers and supporting characters that they will meet and interact with while engaged in one of RTK XI's ten gripping scenarios.
For improved control over each military campaign, RTK XI's turn-based game play allows the player to plan their movements without undue time constraints, and then execute their battle tactics when ready. RTK XI also introduces an entirely new system for researching military techniques, as well as an Advanced Tactics System that allows players to drive or lure enemies into devastating ambushes. Skilled players will be able to link together tactics for maximum damage.
Key product features include:Vivid 3D scenes inspired by classical Chinese ink paintings 10 scenarios, plus 8 preset scenarios and 8 special challenges Newly-revamped debate system 100 officer skills from which to choose, including "Divine Fire" and "Entrap" Create-an-officer mode with 24 customizable unique character attributes For the first time, English and Chinese Voice Options Step-by-step tutorials for beginners Stirring original score composed by Yoshihiro Ike
Produced by Kou Shibusawa and developed by KOEI Co., Ltd, ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XI is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older- Alcohol Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Violence) by the ESRB, with play for 1-8 players. Media can find assets at gamespress.com
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 nineteeth 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 koei.com.
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