Burlingame, CA -- March 26, 2008 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, announced today that Warriors Orochi™ for PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, and Windows-based PC is available now. Warriors Orochi for PSP is in stores, while the Windows-based PC version is available exclusively through digital download. For more information, please visit koei.com and www.koei.com/whoisorochi.
About Warriors Orochi for PSP
Warriors Orochi for PSP boasts the massive seamless battlefields of the console versions, while previous games in the series for handheld platforms had combat taking place on battlefields divided into smaller “cells”. The handheld release includes all 79 playable characters, and features 2-player co-op play via wireless (ad-hoc).
About Warriors Orochi for Windows-based PC
Warriors Orochi for Windows-based PC features enhanced graphics (for PCs meeting the recommended system requirements) Players can adjust the anti-aliasing, textures, dynamic shadows and lighting, and even set the character count. More enemies means more KOs!
PC Gamers can get a taste of the excitement and prepare for battle by downloading KOEI’s Warriors Orochi System Checker. This is a free tool that will analyze your PC and let you know if it meets the game’s minimum requirements. The System Checker will also show you how the game will actually look on your PC and the frame rate at which it will be running. Gamers can visit KOEI.com to learn how to download the free Warriors Orochi System Checker.
Warriors Orochi PC Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP and Windows Vista®
CPU: Pentium® 4 1.6GHz, Pentium 4 2.6GHz recommended
RAM: 256MB, 512MB recommended
Hard Disk: 4GB or more of free space
Display: 640×480 True Color enabled, 1024×768 recommended
Video Card: 3D Accelerator with Hardware T&L and Pixel Shading supporting 64MB or more of VRAM, DirectX 9.0c+ (please see Tested Video Cards for additional information), 128MB or more of VRAM recommended
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c+ compliant, 16-bit stereo with 44KHz playback supported by Windows XP/Vista
Middleware: DirectX 9.0c or higher, Windows Media Format 9 or higher
Controller: Keyboard, DirectX 9.0 compatible 12-button gamepad recommended
About Warriors Orochi
Without warning, the venomous Serpent King Orochi descended from the heavens. Using his unworldly powers to shatter time and space, Orochi kidnapped the strongest, wisest and most courageous warriors from Ancient China and Feudal Japan in a scheme to test his might against the heroes of these ages.
In Warriors Orochi the characters from both the Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises must team-up to wage war against this new, yet powerful force. The game boasts an amazing roster of 79 playable characters, while four action-packed “crossover” storylines feature amazing team-ups and some long-awaited confrontations between characters from both series.
The game’s new “Team Battle System” and “Weapon Fusion” push Tactical Action to a whole new level. For the first time in KOEI’s Tactical Action games, players can create their own three-person tag team. At any given time, one warrior will be engaged in battle, while the other two are recuperating; restoring their Life Meters and Musou Gauges. Every character is categorized according to offensive ability, and with new fighting techniques, it’s up to the player to find the most lethal combination of warriors. “Weapon Fusion” lets players combine the attributes from different weapons for more devastating results.
This game is rated “T” (Teen- Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence) by the ESRB. Warriors Orochi for PSP is developed by KOEI CANADA, based on an original work by Omega Force. Warriors Orochi for PlayStation®2, Xbox 360, and PC is developed by Omega Force. Warriors Orochi for Xbox 360 delivers the complete console Tactical Action experience with stunning graphics in 720p HDTV and in game Dolby® Digital audio. Warriors Orochi is in stores now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. 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 Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® series of games have generated a combined 15 million units in global sales.
KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2006, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $206 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.
Warriors Orochi, Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd. ©2007-2008 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. “PlayStation”, “PS” Family logo and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately). Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Press Release ©2008 KOEI Co., Ltd.
Jarik R. Sikat
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