Samurai Warriors: KATANA Gold

December 19, 2007

SAMURAI WARRIORS: KATANA FOR
NINTENDO WII REACHES GOLD STATUS

KOEI’s First-Person
Action-Adventure Will Ship to North American Retailers on January 15, 2008

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.