Burlingame, CA-- February 16, 2007 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that SAMURAI WARRIORS®2 EMPIRES has reached gold status. 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. Consumers can purchase the game at many North American retailers beginning February 28, 2007.
About SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES
SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES combines the most exciting aspects of Action, Fighting and Strategy games. At the start of the game Feudal Japan is divided into warring states and it is up to the player to resurrect a nation using equal amounts of strategy and strength! The game's ultimate goal is to unite Japan's 25 regions into a single nation under one ruler. Prior to each battle, the player will meet with their war council to discuss military and political affairs; then it's time for combat.
SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES is the first in KOEI's successful line of "Empires" games to be set in Japan. Accordingly, the game's deck of 90 policy cards, used to issue military commands and impose political policies, is boosted by 50 new cards inspired by Japanese history, while all-new formation cards are based on historically-authentic samurai attack formations.
Special events in the game chronicle major turning points in Japan's history including "The Honnôji 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.
Key product features include vicious multi-Musou attacks with up to four officers, 5 "Unification" scenarios plus 6 "Regional" scenarios, over 400 playable characters to choose from, a create your own warrior mode, as well as 2-player co-op play.
Developed by KOEI's award-winning internal team, Omega Force, SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES is rated "T" (Teen - Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence) by the ESRB. SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES for Xbox 360 is compatible with 720p/1080i/1080p HDTV, and features in game Dolby® Digital audio. 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 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 koei.com.
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