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Tecmo/Koei merger

Lawfully wed, with Ninja Gaiden Σ 2 their first offspring.

For Release: NOON GMT June 26th

Hertfordshire, UK- June 26th, 2009 – TECMO KOEI EUROPE LTD proudly announces its official merger between developing powerhouses TECMO and KOEI, to form brand new company TECMO KOEI EUROPE LTD (TKE).

In a move that brings together two of Japan’s biggest gaming companies, TKE will offer a new library of games to European audiences while continuing to thrill fans of existing franchises and titles.

The first title released under the new TKE banner will be NINJA GAIDEN Σ 2 exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. “Featuring new characters, game play, and developed by the award-winning Team NINJA, NINJA GAIDEN Σ 2 is the perfect vehicle with which to launch the new company”, said Will Curley, VP of Sales and Marketing. “This is a momentous occasion for both KOEI and TECMO. With some great quality titles coming from both sides, such as UNDEAD KNIGHTS (PSPTM) and QUANTUM THEORY (name TBC) (PLAYSTATION®3) from TECMO, and Warriors: Legends of Troy (PLAYSTATION®3 and XBOX360®) and TRINITY: Souls of Zill O’ll (PLAYSTATION®3) from KOEI, TKE will quickly become one of the major players in the video games industry”.


In April 2009, KOEI CO., LTD. and TECMO, LTD. merged to form TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD. The combined organization owns and operates a valuable portfolio of universally-praised entertainment properties, a leading distribution system, worldwide network of sales offices, and world-renowned development studios. TKE is a member of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS group.


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