Burlingame, CA -- May 21, 2008 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, announced today that the company is bringing WARRIORS OROCHI 2 to North America. The game will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in September 2008.
KOEI also recently announced that the company shipped a combined 1.5 million units worldwide of the original WARRIORS OROCHI™ across all video game platforms including PlayStation®2, Xbox 360®, Windows-based PC, and PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system.
About WARRIORS OROCHI 2
Shattering time and space, the venomous Serpent King Orochi kidnapped the DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS in scheme to test his might. The heroes eventually defeated Orochi and his menacing army. While the slain Orochi lies in the netherworld, a mysterious alliance is hatching an otherworldly plan so that the Serpent King may rise again. Now a new group of warriors must join forces with history’s finest in an effort to stop this evil resurrection.
WARRIORS OROCHI 2 takes place after the events of the original game. The game’s main “Story” mode features storylines for the kingdoms of Wu, Wei, and Shu, and the SAMURAI WARRIORS, while a new Orochi storyline looks back to the first series of wars to expose some of the Serpent King’s secrets.
The game’s newly added “Dream” mode features an original storyline different from that of Story Mode.
A new two-player “Versus” mode comes action-packed with four different games including “Tag Team” matches that pit individual fighters in lethal head-to-head combat.
The popular “Team Battle System” which lets players create their own three-person fighting unit returns for this sequel. At any given time, one warrior will be engaged in battle, while the other two are recuperating; restoring their Life Meters and Musou Gauges.
WARRIORS OROCHI 2 features an overwhelming lineup of over 90 playable characters from both franchises including SAMURAI WARRIORS®2 XTREME LEGENDS®, plus new characters from Chinese and Japanese history.
Developed by Omega Force, WARRIORS OROCHI 2 is for 1-2 players (versus play).This game is not yet rated by the ESRB. WARRIORS OROCHI for Xbox 360 delivers the ultimate WARRIORS OROCHI 2 experience in stunning 720p HDTV and in game Dolby® Digital audio. This title is not yet concept approved by Microsoft. WARRIORS OROCHI 2 was released in Japan in April 2008 under the title, “MUSOU OROCHI: MAOU SAIRIN.” Press can find (watermark-free) assets at gamespress.com.
About KOEI Corporation
Based in Burlingame, California, KOEI Corporation established operations in 1988 as the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan. KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Warriors series of games have generated a combined 18 million units in global sales.
KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2007, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $256 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., the UK, France, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. More information about KOEI and its products can be found at www.koei.com.
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Press Release ©2008 KOEI Co., Ltd.
Jarik R. Sikat
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