Burlingame, CA– March 12, 2008 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that Samurai Warriors®2 Xtreme Legends® has reached gold status and will be available throughout North America beginning the week of March 18, 2008 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
The Samurai Warriors are back with a vengeance! This latest installment features six legendary samurai- each with their own storyline and powerful new weapons. With the introduction of Mercenary mode, the redesigned battlefields of“Okehazama” and“Shikoku”, and new charge attacks, fans now have even more reasons to come back and join the fight.
About Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends
Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends (SW2XL) introduces six new playable characters to the series, including Toshiie Maeda, Gracia, Motochika Chosokabe, Katsuie Shibata, Kojiro Sasaki, and Yoshimoto Imagawa.
In the new Mercenary mode, players will get the chance to hire other samurai to fight alongside them.
SW2XL can be“remixed” with Samurai Warriors 2 (SW2) to add new Xtreme Legends features to SW2 (sold separately). With the Remix feature, players can use the characters from SW2 in SW2XL. Players can also play SW2’s Story mode, Survival mode and Sugoroku modes using SW2XL’s new characters. The Remix feature also increases character growth level maximums from 50 to 70, adds new charge attacks and adds a 5th weapon level to each of the original Samurai Warriors 2 characters.
SW2XL for Xbox 360® requires the original Samurai Warriors 2 game disc (sold separately), and will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 2400 Microsoft Points.
SW2XL for the PlayStation 2 can be played with or without the original Samurai Warriors 2 game disc. Consumers can find SW2XL for PlayStation 2 at the following retailers: Amazon.com, Best Buy, Game Crazy, GameStop, Gamefly, EB Games, and Wal-Mart.
Developed by Omega Force, KOEI’s award-winning internal team, SW2XL is a 1-2 player game, with 2-player Co-op in Story and Free modes. SW2XL is rated“T” (Teen- Mild Language, Violence), by the ESRB. Media can find assets at www.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.
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Press Release©2008 KOEI Co., Ltd.
Jarik R. Sikat
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