Burlingame, CA - October 18, 2004 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as a leading publisher of strategy and action games, today announced SAMURAI WARRIORS XTREME LEGENDS has gone gold. The Tactical Action game will ship to North American retailers on November 9, 2004 with a suggested retail price of $29.99. Consumers can still pre-order the title at ebgames.com, gamestop.com, and walmart.com.
About Samurai Warriors
Xtreme Legends (SWXL) The expansion pack, which can also be played without the original Samurai Warriors disc comes packed with a full roster of 19 Samurai Warriors that includes four new fighting legends, each with their own storyline. Tadakatsu Honda is a loyal and decidedly fierce warrior in the vein of Dynasty Warriors' famed Lu Bu. Warrior Princess Ina, the daughter of Honda, is as lethal as she is beautiful. The peasant who rose to prominence, Hideyoshi Hashiba, is noted as being the Unifier of Japan. Last but not least is Yoshimoto Imagawa, the warlord and archrival of the powerful Nobunaga Oda.
Each of these new characters will appear in the stories of the original 15 Warriors and possess their new XL abilities when remixed with the original Samurai Warriors game disc.
Along with the new samurai, the game features the never-before-seen Battlefield of Komaki-Nagakute, three new stages in Vs mode, a new Survival mode stage and two additional difficulty settings. SWXL also includes a new 6th weapon level as well as new power up items and character skills. Furthermore, the game's new weapon system, allows players to power-up their weapons by paying a blacksmith or by purchasing items.
Based on user feedback, developer Omega Force has redesigned the two-player Co-op Musou attack! Now players have the option of using two separate Musou gauges or sharing a single gauge.
With SWXL's new character growth system, the old max levels from the original Samurai Warriors game are obsolete. If a player finishes Samurai Warriors with a "maxed" character, playing the remixed game will continue to raise the character's ability levels.
The included bonus Archive contains rich historical details of the events that shaped the Warring States period of Japan. Players can take rare glimpses into the lives of the actual samurai and ninja that inspired the incredible characters of Samurai Warriors.
Here is a summary of SAMURAI WARRIORS XTREME LEGENDS new features:
- Four new playable characters!
- Lead a campaign on the new Battlefield of Komaki-Nagakute!
- New VS mode stages, new Survival mode course and new difficulty levels.
- Added 6th weapon level and upgrade system, new items and skills.
- Redesigned 2P Musou attack.
- Modified Character Growth System and Character Potentials, improved balance and A.I.
- Two new levels of difficulty.
- Bonus historical Archive.
- Memory card data from Samurai Warriors is compatible with Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends.
Consumers can learn more at the game's official minisite located at www.koei.com.
SAMURAI WARRIORS XTREME LEGENDS is being developed by KOEI's internal studio, Omega Force, the award-winning team behind the Dynasty Warriors series. SAMURAI WARRIORS XTREME LEGENDS is a game for 1-2 players, exclusive to the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, and is rated "T" (Teen- Violence) by the ESRB.
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 sixteenth year and is recognized as a leader in the highly competitive video game industry.
KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand for Strategy and Simulation games, and is recognized as the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Dynasty Warriors series has generated nearly 7 million units in sales worldwide, since releasing for the PlayStation game consoles in 1997.
KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., the U.K., Canada, China, Korea and Taiwan. KOEI employs over six hundred people worldwide, with sales exceeding $250 million. The company constantly seeks the fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education, and provides games that will mesmerize gamers across the globe. More information about KOEI and its products can be found on the company's websites, located at www.koei.com, www.koei.co.uk, and www.koei.co.jp.
Samurai Warriors, Xtreme Legends, Dynasty Warriors, and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd. (c)2004 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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