Burlingame, CA—June 20, 2007 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that its two blockbuster franchises, Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® will finally meet this fall in an unforgettable crossover event. In Warriors Orochi™ the characters from both franchises must team-up to wage war against a new, yet powerful force.
Warriors Orochi ships to North American retailers on September 18, 2007 for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game is being developed by KOEI’s award-winning internal team Omega Force.
“Warriors Orochi will introduce players to the most explosive Warriors action to date, and the most venomous enemy they may ever face, the evil Serpent King Orochi. So awesome are Orochi and his army that players will need the combined forces of history’s greatest warriors to challenge them”, said Amos Ip, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for KOEI Corporation.“In the game, we’ll finally get to see and create some amazing team-ups, and we’ll even witness long-awaited confrontations between characters from both franchises.”
About Warriors Orochi
Without warning, the evil Serpent King Orochi descended from the skies above. 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.
Most of the great armies of these two periods would succumb to the might of Orochi. Yet powerful warriors remain and are ready to continue the fight. Now, the greatest showdown in history is about to take place…
Warriors Orochi boasts an amazing roster of 77 playable characters from both the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises, while four action-packed“crossover” storylines unveil events where characters from either series are pitted against one another. 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 Xbox 360 delivers the complete experience with stunning graphics in 720p HDTV and in game Dolby® Digital audio. This game is rated“T” (Teen- Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence) by the ESRB. Press can find (watermark-free) assets at gamespress.com.
About KOEI Corporation
KOEI Corporation, the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan, established operations in 1988. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company is now in its eighteenth year and is recognized as a leading content provider in the highly competitive video game industry.
KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand for Strategy and Simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Dynasty Warriors® series has generated more than 9 million units in sales worldwide since its first release for the PlayStation game console in 1997.
KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2005, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $223 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. The company constantly seeks the fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education. More information about KOEI game products can be found online at koei.com.
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