Burlingame, CA -- October 29, 2008 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today confirmed that the company will release Nobunaga’s Ambition®: Iron Triangle in January 2009. The historical simulation game, produced by Kou Shibusawa, is exclusive to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
About Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle
Compelled by a nation ravaged by war, it was legendary samurai Nobunaga Oda’s ambition to silence the cries of war and usher in a new era of lasting peace for Japan. In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle, video gamers can step into the role of Feudal Japan’s most powerful warlords and turn this magnificent vision of unification into a reality.
In the latest edition of the series to come to North America, the acquisition of knowledge and a firm grasp of technology are even more crucial to establishing the groundwork for the future of the country. Players must embrace technology, govern wisely and shrewdly, and prepare a near-invincible military force for war on land and at sea. Only with the mastery of these three elements, the“Iron Triangle,” will the nation be united under one sword and will Nobunaga’s dream be realized.
The game itself is a stunning vision of Feudal Japan. Covering the entire country, with over 60 castles and 30 port towns, all of the game’s planning, diplomacy, construction, and warfare take place on an expansive 3D map; a first for the series. Players can also maintain complete camera control to monitor the real-time development of each region or town, and to monitor the field and naval battles which they command in real-time.
With over 1,000 daimyo and sub-officers, and a character creation tool, players will encounter a broad array of historical figures, and can even populate the game world with their own unique cast of characters.
Beginning with Nobunaga’s conquering of Owari province through to his untimely death in 1582, players can heroically conquer a combined total of nine historical and fictional scenarios in three modes of play.
Shipping to North American retailers on January 27, 2009, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle is developed by KOEI Co., Ltd. and is for one player. This game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.koei.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 atwww.koei.com.
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