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Samurai Warriors 2 Empires Ships to North American Retailers

KOEI’s Tactical Action Video Game for Xbox 360(tm) and PlayStation®2 is
Available in Stores Beginning Today

Burlingame, CA -- February 28, 2007 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the
premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that SAMURAI
WARRIORS®2 EMPIRES has shipped. The Tactical Action game set in Feudal
Japan is available starting today for both the Xbox 360(tm) video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system.


SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES combines the most exciting aspects of Action,
Fighting and Strategy games. At the start of the game Feudal Japan is
divided into warring states and it is up to the player to resurrect a
nation using equal amounts of strategy and strength! The game’s ultimate
goal is to unite Japan’s 25 regions into a single nation under one
ruler. Prior to each battle, the player will meet with their war council
to discuss military and political affairs; then it’s time for combat.

SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES is the first in KOEI’s successful line of
“Empires” games to be set in Japan. Accordingly, the game’s deck of 90
policy cards, used to issue military commands and impose political
policies, is boosted by 50 new cards inspired by Japanese history, while
all-new formation cards are based on historically-authentic samurai
attack formations.

Special events in the game chronicle major turning points in Japan’s
history including “The Honnōji Incident” where the powerful warlord Oda
Nobunaga, met his demise, and “The Battle of Kawanakajima,” considered
the largest and most prolonged encounter of the Warring States era.

Key product features include vicious multi-Musou attacks with up to four
officers, 5 “Unification” scenarios plus 6 “Regional” scenarios, over
400 playable characters to choose from, a create your own warrior mode,
as well as 2-player co-op play.

Developed by KOEI’s award-winning internal team, Omega Force, SAMURAI
WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES is rated “T” (Teen – Alcohol Reference, Mild
Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence) by the ESRB. SAMURAI
WARRIORS 2 EMPIRES for Xbox 360 is compatible with 720p/1080i/1080p
HDTV, and features in game Dolby® Digital audio. Media can find assets
at gamespress.com.

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 recognized as a leading content provider in the
highly competitive video game industry.

KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand for Strategy and
Simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The
company's Dynasty Warriors® series has generated more than 9 million
units in sales worldwide since its first release for the PlayStation
game console in 1997.

KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide
for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2005, KOEI
posted worldwide revenues of $223 million. KOEI maintains operations in
Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, China,
Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. The company constantly seeks the
fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education. More
information about KOEI game products can be found online at koei.com.


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