October 9, 2008
KOEI SPOTLIGHTS NEW DYNASTY
WARRIORS® GAMES AND PORTABLE MULTI-PLAYER EXCLUSIVES AT THE 2008 TOKYO GAME SHOW
KOEI announces details on two
exclusive titles, Dynasty Warriors®: Strikeforce for the PSP® (PlayStation®
Portable) system, and Monster Racers™ for Nintendo DS™, and also unveils Dynasty
Warriors®6 Empires for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system
At the Tokyo Game Show today, KOEI
revealed new details on the company’s upcoming portable exclusives. These latest
offerings are designed to create communities for gamers, centered on fun and
engaging multi-player experiences.
"KOEI is taking new steps, in new
directions, to bring the world together through entertainment," said Kenji
Matsubara, president and COO of KOEI, Co., Ltd.
Dynasty Warriors®: Strikeforce
is a game unlike any other in the franchise. Until now, the quintessential
Dynasty Warriors experience pitted a lone warrior against thousands of enemies.
For the first time, up to four friends can join together to form a "Strikeforce".
Working as a team, players can plan coordinated assaults to conquer massive
armed fortresses and colossal beasts.
While immense castles, towers and
ships serve as the settings for these legendary quests, the lighting-fast action
will go where it has never gone before- the skies above. Gifted with new
supernatural abilities characters can streak across the skies and battle enemies
With both single-player and
multi-player quests, new "air" fighting techniques, radical character
customization, new challenges to conquer, and downloadable content, Dynasty
Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty
Warriors universe when it comes to North America and Europe in 2009.
Developed by KOEI’s Omega Force,
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is exclusive to the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable).
Set in a world very similar to our
own, Monster Racers will take players on a journey where they will
build lasting friendships with new allies and encounter daunting challenges from
a bevy of rival racers. The fun begins on Star Island, the official home of
Monster Racing. From there, players will embark on a quest that will take them
around the globe in search of monster breeds to train, nurture and race.
Players can choose to be either one
of two characters at the start of their adventure. As players progress, they’ll
explore different regions, race wild monsters in their native habitats, and see
how their relationships develop with the game’s heroes and villains.
Monster Racers utilizes
side-scrolling platform-style action to create a racing experience that everyone
can easily learn and enjoy. For first time in the genre, challenges will use the
player’s skill in controlling speed and reaction time, in fun and familiar
settings. Throughout each race, players will gather power-up items while
avoiding obstacles such as "icicles", or "meteors". With a wide variety of
courses and monsters, players can choose which monster is best suited for each
Up to four friends can compete in
race tournaments. "Monster Racers will feature Wireless DS Single-Card Download
Play and Wireless Multi-Card Play. Players can also download courses and share
their race times via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection," said Hisashi Koinuma,
KOEI’s producer for Monster Racers.
Developed by KOEI Co., Ltd. Monster
Racers comes to North America and Europe in 2009.
KOEI also announced another new
entry in its hugely successful Dynasty Warriors series. Combining the most
exciting aspects of Action, Fighting and Strategy games, Dynasty Warriors 6
Empires for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION®3 will make its North American and European
debuts in 2009. This title is not yet concept approved by Microsoft.
These games are not yet rated by the