Burlingame, CA --December 19, 2007 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that Samurai Warriors®: KATANA for Nintendo Wii™ has reached gold status and is set to ship to North American retailers starting on January 15, 2008. Players can pre-order the game now at GameStop.com, EBGames.com and Amazon.com.
KOEI has also launched the official minisite for Samurai Warriors: KATANA at: www.koei.com/katana. On the site players can learn more about the game, watch exclusive movies and more.
About Samurai Warriors: KATANA
Using an exhilarating first-person perspective, Samurai Warriors: KATANA is based on the hugely popular Samurai Warriors series and delivers total arcade-style action right into your own home. By mastering different weapons using the motion-sensitive Wii Remote™, veteran and first-time players alike will discover a whole new dimension of excitement to the Samurai Warriors series of games.
On each mission, legendary samurai and allies will serve as your guide. Prevent pirates from invading your ships, rescue maidens from a burning castle, and explore mysterious caverns stalked by ninjas. These and many more challenging missions require quick reflexes, fast thinking, and precision marksmanship.
On the battlefield ninja assassins will be poised to strike at your every turn, but with close-range and long-range weapons, you’ll be well equipped for your counterattack. Combat gets up close and personal with the classic samurai sword, spear, and mighty war hammer, but you can still target enemy soldiers in the distance using a bow and arrow, a gun, and even a cannon.
Samurai Warriors: KATANA offers three different modes of play. Action-packed with nearly 30 hours of game play, Musou Mode takes you on an incredible adventure through Feudal Japan. Samurai-in-training can prepare for battle with a multitude of challenges in Trial Mode. Here you’ll earn gold which can be used to purchase weapons and precious items. And in Vs. Mode, you can go head-to-head with a friend in eight exciting mini games.
Developed by KOEI’s award-winning internal team, Omega Force, Samurai Warriors: KATANA is rated“T” (Teen– Mild Language, Violence) by the ESRB. Samurai Warriors: KATANA has three difficulty levels for players of all skill levels, and is for up to 2 players (in Vs. mode). This game features Dolby® Pro Logic II audio. Media can find watermark-free assets at gamespress.com. For more information about Samurai Warriors: KATANA, visit www.koei.com/katana.
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.
Samurai Warriors, Dynasty Warriors and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd.©2007-2008 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo.©2006 Nintendo. 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©2007 KOEI Co., Ltd.
Jarik R. Sikat
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