For Immediate Release:
Burlingame, CA - October 05, 2007 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that a free single player demo of BLADESTORM™: The Hundred Years' War is available now on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and on the PLAYSTATION® Network for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
Set amidst a war-torn 14th century France, the demo delivers a taste of the action game's incredible battles where players will take direct command of entire military units. As a mercenary soldier, players will contract their services to the English or French; with the ultimate goal of achieving glorious fame and fortune.
The full retail version of BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War ships to North American retailers starting November 6, 2007 for both Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3.
About Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War
In the 14th century a quarrel over English succession to the French throne escalated into what history would call the Hundred Years' War. This ongoing war had exhausted the standing armies of both sides and there was a growing dependence on mercenary soldiers.
As arrows rain from above, knights will charge on horseback, cannoniers will fire volleys at heavy infantry, and armies will collide in unprecedented scale. Immerse yourself in ferocious battles where an innovative action style enables you to defeat countless numbers of soldiers with one cleverly chosen attack command. Establish a reputation as a formidable warrior and leader of men, build your war chest and lure hardened warriors to your employ. Outwit your opponents and overwhelm them with dominating force to be the last one standing when the dust settles on one of history's greatest conflicts.
BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War delivers stunning visuals in 720p HDTV and in game Dolby® Digital audio. This game is rated "T" (Teen- Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, and Violence) by the ESRB. BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War is developed by KOEI's award-winning internal team, Omega Force. Press can find (watermark-free) assets at gamespress.com.
For more information, please visit www.koei.com/bladestorm.
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 United Kingdom, France, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. More information about KOEI and its products can be found at www.koei.com.
BLADESTORM, Dynasty Warriors and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd.©2007 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. 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.
For more information:
Jarik R. Sikat
phone: 650-692-9080 ext. 230