Opoona KOEI’s Wii RPG Reaches Gold Status

March 18, 2008


Pack your Bags and Get Ready to
Explore a Distant Planet with Opoona

KOEI, recognized worldwide as the
premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that Opoona, a new
Role-Playing Game (RPG) exclusively for Wii™ has reached gold status, and is
scheduled to ship to North American retailers on March 25, 2008. Gamers can
begin their journey at Amazon.com, Game Crazy, Gamefly, and GameStop.

About Opoona While on an
interplanetary family vacation, the young boy Opoona crash lands on Planet
Landroll after his family’s spaceship is involved in a mysterious accident.
Separated from his family, Opoona is forced to live alone. On the planet, Opoona
must find a job, search for his siblings, and defend himself and the people of
Landroll against creatures known as the Dark Rogues. Luckily for Opoona, he is
the descendant of a long line of warriors known as the Cosmo Guards. Thus,
Opoona’s adventure begins as he struggles to establish a new life and reunite
his family.

The game’s action-oriented battle
system lets players use powerful "Energy Bonbons" against their enemies. Using
just the Nunchuk™, players can manipulate an Energy Bonbon’s trajectory in a
number of different ways. All of Opoona’s commands are also controlled by the
Nunchuk, to allow a complete "single-hand control" of the game.

The gameplay in Opoona is not just
about battling; it is a "Lifestyle RPG." As Opoona, players must adapt to a new
environment, meet new people, and contribute to society through work, all while
becoming aware of the precious world and people around him. As the game
progresses, Opoona will develop relationships and uncover a broader range of
activities including new jobs and clues to new adventures.

The unique characters and a modern
fantasy world created by Art Director, Shintaro Majima, are sure to fascinate
gamers. From futuristic buildings to ancient ruins and strange rock formations
in the wild, the world of Opoona is a remarkable fusion of both contemporary
design and whimsical fantasy.

Developed by ArtePiazza, the team
behind four installments of the best-selling DRAGON QUEST® series of RPGs,
Opoona showcases the talent of some of today’s most creative game designers
including: Art Director Shintaro Majima, Planning Director Sachiko Sugimura, and
Composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, acclaimed for his contribution to the FINAL FANTASY®
XII soundtrack.

Opoona is rated "E10+" (Everyone 10+
– Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes) by the Entertainment
Software Ratings Board. Opoona is a single player game.