Burlingame, CA -- May 21, 2008 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, announced today that the company has shipped a combined one and a half million units worldwide of WARRIORS OROCHI™ across all video game platforms. The hit game is a crossover of two of the company’s biggest franchises, DYNASTY WARRIORS® and SAMURAI WARRIORS®.
“This milestone is a significant testament to the global impact not only of this game, but also to the tremendous admiration that fans worldwide share for the DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS characters,” said Amos Ip, Senior Vice President at KOEI Corporation. “As we celebrate, I would like to recognize and express our thanks to the video game world’s greatest fans for making this achievement possible.”
WARRIORS OROCHI is available for the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, Windows-based PC, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
KOEI also announced that it is bringing WARRIORS OROCHI 2 to North America. The game will be available for the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®2 in September 2008. WARRIORS OROCHI 2 is not yet concept approved by Microsoft.
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 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.
WARRIORS OROCHI for PSP boasts the massive seamless battlefields of the console versions, and includes all 79 playable characters, plus 2-player co-op play via wireless (ad-hoc).
WARRIORS OROCHI for Windows-based PC features enhanced graphics (for PCs meeting the recommended system requirements) and is available exclusively through digital download.
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. Press can find (watermark-free) assets at gamespress.com.
For more information, please visit www.koei.com/whoisorochi.
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.
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.
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