For Immediate Release:
Hertfordshire, UK - August 14, 2006 - Koei Ltd. are delighted to announce that the forthcoming releases of Disgaea 2 on PS2, Atelier Iris 2 on PS2 and GITAROO MAN Lives! on PSP will see gamers in the UK benefit from a host of bonus features and extras. Atelier Iris 2 and GITAROO MAN Lives! will be released this September and Disgaea 2 will follow in October.
More information will soon be available at: http://www.koei.co.uk/
About ATELIER IRIS 2: THE AZOTH OF DESTINY
When Atelier Iris 2 is released on September 29 it will come packaged with a bonus soundtrack CD featuring music from the game. In addition, gamers who pre-order Atelier Iris 2 at Game.co.uk will receive the Premium Box edition which not only contains the game along with the bonus soundtrack but also a limited edition 8-inch musical statuette, a game character figurine and an artwork card depicting original artwork from the game.
The game has also been tweaked for its UK release to offer gamers the ultimate Atelier Iris challenge. Following all of the user feedback received after the game's Japanese and US releases, the original creators have gone back and improved monster AI and balance issues, resulting in a challenging, yet ultimately more rewarding, game experience.
About DISGAEA 2: CURSED MEMORIES
Avid fans of the original Disgaea have been clamouring for the option to choose the Japanese voices, and KOEI is pleased to announce that the Japanese voice option will now be included in the UK release of Disgaea 2. Now gamers can choose to play the game with either localised western voices or brush up on their Japanese with the critically acclaimed original voiceover work that was featured in the Japanese release of the game.
Disgaea 2 will also come packaged with an exclusive bonus soundtrack CD that will be sure to appeal to fans of the series as this prized additional music CD has not been available with either the US or Japanese releases of Disgaea 2. And, as an additional bonus for gamers who pre-order the game at Game.co.uk, a limited edition Disgaea 2 artwork book that details all of the game's major characters and their artistic development in a beautifully produced volume of drawings and prints, will be made available in this special one-time offer.
About GITAROO MAN Lives!
GITAROO MAN Lives! on PSP not only sees the return of one of the most popular musical games of the last few years but also gives gamers the chance to take part in duels against their friends or combine forces to unleash musical mayhem in two brand new levels not previously seen in the PS2 release.
Along with this additional content gamers also have the opportunity to get hold of a collection of five limited edition badges featuring the main characters and imagery of the game. These GITAROO MAN Rock Pinz can be obtained by pre-ordering GITAROO MAN Lives! at Game.co.uk.
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 Gust Co Ltd
Gust Co., LTD. (Gust) was established on October 1, 1993 in Nagano, Japan as an entertainment software developer. Gust is well known for developing the popular Atelier series, as well as for being the very first video game publisher in Nagano. Gust strives to create sensible new games that continually advance gaming technology to fulfil the dreams and expectations of their fans around the world.
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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, Taiwan, Singapore, and Lithuania. KOEI employs over 900 people worldwide with sales exceeding $250 million. The company constantly seeks to achieve a fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education and provides games that will mesmerize gamers globally.
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