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Samurai Warriors: KATANA Available Now


*SAMURAI WARRIORS®: KATANA FOR Wii^(TM) AVAILABLE NOW*

/KOEI's First-Person Action-Adventure Available Now at Retailers throughout/

/North America/

Burlingame, CA -January 16, 2008 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the
premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that
/Samurai Warriors/®: /KATANA/ for Wii^(TM) is available now at North
American retailers.

"Samurai Warriors: KATANA is an incredibly fun way to step into the
world of the Samurai Warriors," said Amos Ip, Senior Vice President of
KOEI Corporation. "By using the motion-sensitive Wii Remote^(TM) to
control a variety of weapons, run past deadly traps, or even ride on
horseback, this amazing first-person adventure lets players enjoy the
thrill of battle whether they are new to games or battle-hardened veterans."

*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^(TM),
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.

Developed by KOEI's award-winning internal team, Omega Force, /Samurai
Warriors: KATANA/ is rated "T" (Teen - Mild Language, Violence) by the
ESRB. /Samurai Warriors: KATANA/ has three difficulty levels for players
of all skill levels, and is for up to 2 players (in Vs. mode). This game
features Dolby® Pro Logic II audio. Media can find watermark-free assets
at gamespress.com. For more information about /Samurai Warriors:
KATANA/, visit www.koei.com/katana
.

*About KOEI Corporation*
Based in Burlingame, California, KOEI Corporation established operations
in 1988 as the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan.
KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and
simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The
company's Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® series of games have
generated a combined 15 million units in global sales.
KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software for video
game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2006, KOEI posted
worldwide revenues of $206 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan,
the U.S., the United Kingdom, France, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan,
Singapore and Lithuania. More information about KOEI and its products
can be found at www.koei.com.
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