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KOEI TECMO America Announce Launch Date For DYNASTY WARRIORS 9

November 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Omega Force Invites Players Back to the Three Kingdoms with a Digital Deluxe Version And an Empire-Worthy Pre-Order Bonus
Burlingame, Calif. – November 16, 2017 – KOEI TECMO America eased fans’ anticipation today by announcing that Omega Force’s upcoming open-world epic, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, will be released across the western regions on February 13, 2018 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam®. DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 will venture into new territory as the classic, time-tested “one versus thousands” action, iconic to the Warriors series, is expanded to its first true open world installment.
KOEI TECMO America has put together an exciting bundle of bonus content for gamers opting to pick up the physical or standard digital version. Comprised of seven costumes for fan-favorite characters, the bundle includes an imposing Beijing opera-style costume for Zhao Yun and six costumes inspired by traditional Chinese undergarment styles – one each for Guan Yinping, Diaochan, Sun Shangxiang, Lu Lingqi, Wang Yi, and Wang Yuanji.
Offering a first look at this exclusive bonus content – showcasing more returning characters, features and a brand new entry into the Dynasty Warriors roster, Xin Xianying – KOEI TECMO America has released a batch of new artwork, costume designs and screenshots.
About Dynasty Warriors 9
DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, is a brand-new installment in developer Omega Force’s acclaimed series of action titles. Unifying the classic, time-tested “one versus thousands” action iconic to the Warriors series with a variety of new features, characters and content in an expansive open world environment, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 aims to deliver the most immersive and ambitious experience to date.
The game introduces exhilarating new combat mechanics with the State Combo System. This new system allows players to perform 3 different attack styles – Trigger Attacks, Flow Attacks and Finish Attacks – each dealing progressively more damage and aiming to create a thrilling and fluid experience unlike any previous entry in the franchise.
Closely following real historical events and figures, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 will have players experiencing the story of the Three Kingdoms by completing key and secondary events over ten riveting chapters – beginning with the Yellow Turban Rebellion and through the ultimate unification of China.
For more information and to stay up-to-date on DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/dw9, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.
ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.
©2017 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
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KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING WESTERN RELEASE OF BLUE REFLECTION

June 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Shape the World with the Power of Imagination in a Brand New IP from Developer GUST Studios

 

Burlingame, Calif. – June 6, 2017 – KOEI TECMO America is excited to confirm today the upcoming release of Blue Reflection, developer GUST Studios’ latest original project set in an all-girls high-school in modern day Japan. Headed to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and digitally to Windows PC via Steam® on September 26, 2017, today’s announcement reveals information on the upcoming RPG’s heartwarming narrative, colorful main characters and pre-order bonuses alongside a first batch of assets. A selection of images showcase school life in Blue Reflection and provide a first look at the game’s main character, Hinako Shirai, her closest friends, Yuzuki and Lime Shijou, Shihori Sugamoto, the innocent fashionista who treats everyone as equals, and the troublesome but kind-hearted Chihiro Inoue.

 

Blue Reflection takes place at Hoshinomiya Girls’ High School, where players assume the role of student Hinako Shirai. When Hinako’s ballet career comes to an end after a tragic accident, she closes her heart off from the rest of the world. However, her life changes when she meets her new best friends, the magical Shijou twins – Yuzu, who is adored by her classmates for her cheerful and warm personality, and Lime, who is more logical and selfish.

 

The twin sisters bestow Hinako with the power of a Reflector, a champion who can manipulate a mysterious parallel dimension known as The Common. Hinako can freely move and shape this mystical realm’s beauty with her imagination, but she soon understands the very real perils that await her and her friends. As Hinako learns to treasure her companions and creates new bonds with those around her, she gains new strength to help her fight in The Common.

 

A selection of digital bonuses is available to prospective players who pre-order Blue Reflection from Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games and GameStop. These include the School Swimsuit and Rorona style costumes – the latter being the outfit of Rorolina Frixell from Atelier Rorona – and a “FreeSpace!” theme to change the look of their social networking app, a key in-game feature used to stay in touch with companions outside of school. Those purchasing the game on the PlayStation®4 system will also receive an exclusive Original Custom Theme.

 

More information on the game’s narrative, compelling characters and key mechanics will be revealed in the coming months. To stay up-to-date on news regarding Blue Reflection, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.

 

ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.

KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

 

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

©2016-2017 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

 

NATSUME REVEALS ITS OFFICIAL E3 2017 LINEUP

June 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

See The All-New Harvest Moon: Light Of Hope For The First-Time On Switch And PC, Plus Wild Guns Reloaded on PC, River City: Knights Of Justice And River City: Rival Showdown on 3DS and More!

Burlingame, CA. – June 6, 2017 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today announced its full Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 lineup.

In celebration of Harvest Moon’s 20th anniversary, the recently announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope leads the lineup, and will be shown for the first time on Switch and PC! Also on display at the show will be Wild Guns Reloaded for PC, River City: Knights of Justice, and River City: Rival Showdown (both for 3DS). All the games will be on display in booth 2047 in the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 13-15.

Fans will be excited to learn that for the first time, beloved Natsume retail items will be available for purchase at the booth. Natsume’s popular and adorable 6″ and 12″ plush, including alpacas, horses, dogs, pigs, chicks, bluebirds, pandas, sheep, and more will be available, along with other exciting items!

Natsume’s E3 Show Floor Lineup Includes:

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (Switch, Steam/PC and PlayStation 4)

In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, players begin the game as they set out looking for a fresh start and new surroundings. During their voyage, their ship is hit by a monsoon and goes down. As they drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, it will be up to the player to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse…but it won’t be easy! Nevertheless, with some hard work growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, players will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town!

Wild Guns Reloaded (Steam/PC)

In Wild Guns Reloaded, Annie has tracked down the famed bounty hunter Clint to get revenge on the Kid Gang. With eight stages, each with three zones, there’s plenty of bad robots to blast away. With a true arcade game feel, Wild Guns was the first sci-fi western to arrive on home consoles, and to this day, there really isn’t any other game like Wild Guns!

River City: Knights of Justice (3DS)

River City: Knights of Justice, known in Japan as Nekketsu Mahou Monogatari, is scheduled to launch as a 3DS eShop exclusive this summer. Kunio and his friends go medieval in this unique entry to the River City series, as they are transformed into heroes and villains that would be home in any RPG! Players will use swords, staves, and even magic to bring peace back to Riverandia!

River City: Rival Showdown (3DS)

River City: Rival Showdown, known in Japan as Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari SP, will launch this fall for the Nintendo 3DS. One night, Kunio is attacked by two mysterious individuals. On top of that, Riki’s girlfriend has disappeared, and it’s up to Kunio to find out the truth! Kunio has just 3 days to unravel the mystery, and he’ll need your help to take down all who stand in his way! Take on some familiar faces from the River City games and meet new ones in this fast-paced beat-’em-up RPG.

Harvest Moon: Lil’ Farmers (iOS, Android, Kindle)

Natsume’s European publishing partner, Rising Star Games, will be showing titles in the booth as well, including Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, Harvest Moon Lil’ Farmers (iOS, Android, Kindle), and the European version ofHarvest Moon: Skytree Village.

As part of the year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Natsume has also unveiled the re-release of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition, Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland for the PlayStation 4, both of which will be available to play at the show.

Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume franchises at www.natsume.com and by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc .

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About Natsume Inc.

Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games.  For more information about Natsume Inc. visit www.natsume.com

About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalog of over 130 titles. www.risingstargames.com

 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING RELEASE OF DYNASTY WARRIORS 9

May 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Experience an Immersive Open World Adventure Featuring the Signature “One Versus Thousands” Style Action in the Series’ Most Ambitious Entry to Date

 

Burlingame, Calif. – May 11, 2017 – KOEI TECMO America is proud to confirm today the upcoming western release of DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, a brand-new installment in developer Omega Force’s acclaimed series of action titles. Unifying the classic, time-tested “one versus thousands” action iconic to the Warriors series with a variety of new features, characters and content in an expansive open world environment, DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 aims to deliver the most immersive and ambitious DYNASTY WARRIORS experience to date.

 

In DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, players will explore China as it existed when feudal warlords vied for dominance over the land – the waning days of the Han dynasty and emergence of the Three Kingdoms era. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will utilize an unprecedented world map to navigate and traverse a variety of different landscapes ranging from vast plains to snow-covered peaks presented with dynamic day/night and weather cycles. Exploring these impressive environments is made more engaging through the ability to adapt to surroundings to gain an upper hand in battle, with players able to use equipment to circumvent obstacles or blend in to avoid conflict.

 

The sweeping new narrative of DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 is portrayed across the game’s Critical Missions and Regular Missions which intertwine to allow players to experience history across a multitude of perspectives and battles throughout the whole of China. 83 characters from the DYNASTY WARRIORS series make their return in addition to new faces such as Cheng Pu, a long-term retainer who supported three generations of the Sun family and contributed to the expansion and stability of the Wu kingdom.

 

Platforms, release timing, and more information on the game’s new features, characters, and narrative will be unveiled in the coming months. A first batch of assets released in celebration of today’s announcement feature one of the game’s new characters, Cheng Pu, and showcase the open world action of DYNASTY WARRIORS 9.

 

For more information and to stay up-to-date on DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/dw9, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.

 

ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.

KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

 

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

©2016-2017 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

 

Fate/Grand Order English Version to be Launched in Summer 2017

April 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


© TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT
Popular Mobile Game is Coming to North America
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 15, 2017) – Notes Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan), Aniplex Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) and DELiGHTWORKS Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) announced their plans to launch an English version of Fate/Grand Order in North American territories in Summer 2017 at the Aniplex industry panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington. The game will be available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Fate/Grand Order is one of the most successful mobile role-playing game in Japan. Players willbecome Masters, and together with characters called Heroic Spirits (also known as Servants) they will embark on a journey to the past called Grand Order.
“Fate/Grand Order has done incredibly well in Japan. It brings me a great joy to know that the fans in North America will soon be able to enjoy the game as well.” said Atsuhiro Iwakami, president of Aniplex Inc. “The epic story and exciting battle system come together as the ‘greatest Holy Grail War in history.’ I hope we can bring this excitement to as many people as possible.”
Many famous creators and artists have been invited to participate in the creation of the game. Such contributors include Takashi Takeuchi (illustrator) and Kinoko Nasu (writer) of TYPE-MOON as well as a lot of internationally famous voice actors. The epic story contains both a main scenario as well as many character scenarios, which come together in a tale that is more than one million words.
Further details will be released regularly on the official website (http://fate-go.us), Facebook (@FateGO.USA) and Twitter (@FateGO_USA). In addition, new information will also be announced throughout conventions across the United States starting at Anime Central in Chicago in May to Anime Expo in Los Angeles in July. We look forward to sharing all our updates with you so please make sure to check in regularly.
FATE/GRAND ORDER (ENGLISH VERSION):
Title: Fate/Grand Order (English)
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Platform: iOS/Android
Release Date: Summer 2017
Copyright: ©TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) – a Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) group. Aniplex Inc. is a leading provider of anime content, along with music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD titles including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our mostrecent titles: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER, HAIFURI (High School Fleet), GRANBLUE FANTASY, and Eromanga Sensei.

 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING ‘PLUS’ RELEASE AND COLLECTOR’S EDITION OF ATELIER SHALLIE: ALCHEMISTS OF THE DUSK SEA

October 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Discover the Secrets of the World of Dusk On-the-Go with All New Content in Upcoming PlayStation®Vita ‘Plus’ Version of Acclaimed ‘Atelier’ Entry

Burlingame, Calif. — October 19, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America proudly announced today the upcoming portable Plus version of 2015’s Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, previously exclusive to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Set for a digital release on PlayStation®Vita on January 17, 2017, Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will allow players to experience the conclusion to the enchanting Dusk Trilogy on-the-go – packed with brand new content and plenty of new secrets to uncover!

Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will also debut with a limited Collector’s Edition, available exclusively through NIS America’s online store. Inside the wonderfully illustrated Collector’s Edition box is a 48-page softcover art book, the original soundtrack featuring 30 tracks of in-game music, a 6” by 6” microfiber cloth depicting protagonists Shallotte and Shallistera and a physical copy of the game.

Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea offers a synthesist’s splendor of content, including brand new episodes for fans to further explore the swirling mysteries of the world of Dusk. Combined with new bosses to challenge, PlayStation®Vita optimization features, further additions to character costumes that allow players to accessorize their favorite characters, a brand new message log feature, and all of the DLC released for the PlayStation®3 version, players will find that Atelier Shallie Plus is the perfect way to experience this acclaimed Atelier entry!

A selection of screenshots showcasing Shallistera, Shallotte and the magical world of Dusk were released today alongside images of the Collector’s Edition to commemorate today’s announcement.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest news for Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, please visit the official website at http://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/shallieplus, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.

About Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea tells the tale of Shallistera, the daughter of a tribal leader who embarks on a voyage to find a solution affecting her homeland, and Shallotte, a struggling alchemist who dreams of “hitting it big.” Both are joined by a diverse cast of characters who will help them throughout their journey. Players will encounter the quick-thinking Kortes, Shallistera’s childhood friend and bodyguard, Wilbell voll Erslied, a grand magician in training, Jurie Crotze, a lone-wolf treasure hunter, and Miruca Crotze, a childhood friend of Shallotte’s who works as a blacksmith.

 

KOEI TECMO GAMES ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR TOKYO GAME SHOW 2016 AND CONFIRMS TITLES BOUND FOR WESTERN RELEASE

September 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

New Info Released on ‘Berserk’ (working title) and ‘Nioh’; Western Releases Confirmed for ‘Toukiden 2’ and ‘Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey’ Plus Newly Revealed ‘Nights of Azure 2’ (working title) and New IP Based on the ‘Samurai Warriors’ Universe

Burlingame, Calif – September 7, 2016 – KOEI TECMO Games is happy to announce today its on-site lineup of games at this year’s upcoming Tokyo Game Show. KOEI TECMO Games will be exhibiting an exciting and robust lineup in Tokyo from September 15 – 18 complete with hands-on demos, game presentations, and brand new trailers! This will include a number of titles already confirmed for western release, as well as previously unannounced titles that will reach the west within 2017.

Berserk (working title)
Omega Force’s interactive entertainment adaptation of one of the most brutal and unrelenting anime and manga titles will be available to visitors for a hands-on demo for the first time! Slated for release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and digitally for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®, Berserk (working title) will closely follow the events of the most well-known story arcs from the iconic manga’s narrative, focusing on the daring and heroic life of Guts as he cuts his way through a sinister realm of magical and demonic fiends.

Berserk (working title) fuses the signature ‘one versus thousands’ style action of the long-running Warriors franchise with the grim and gruesome atmosphere of the world of Berserk. As players harness the power of Guts’ Great Sword and utilize the swift and agile swordplay of Griffith to slash and smash through hordes of enemies, players familiar with the Warriors series will be able to feel the difference in gameplay through the way each character handles combat. The game will also incorporate various battle mechanics to better bring the world of Berserk to life, such as Magic and Transformations. To stay up to date on all news regarding Berserk (working title) please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/berserk.

Nioh
Hot on the heels of a successful Beta demo, Team Ninja’s dark fantasy action RPG will be available for hands-on play at the KOEI TECMO Games booth with new content, including a brand new stage, which will challenge even the most adept players!

Blending a compelling narrative loosely based on the tale of the first western samurai, William Adams, with a myriad of strange supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore (Yokai), players of Nioh will discover a diverse and comprehensive world dripping with history and lore, and face off against other samurai in epic sword battles. Nioh is guaranteed to challenge players in a way that makes every mission feel earned and their accomplishments worthwhile. Nioh is in development exclusively for the PS4™ system. For more news and information on Nioh, please visit the official website at http://teamninja-studio.com/nioh/us, Like Nioh on Facebook www.facebook.com/Niohofficial and become part of the #KTfamily by following Team NINJA on Twitter at @TeamNINJAStudio.

Toukiden 2
KOEI TECMO America is pleased to announce the return of the popular demon hunting RPG title Toukiden with the western release of its second instalment in early 2017. Taking Oni-hunting to a brand new level, Toukiden 2 introduces an open-world environment filled with strange life forms, empty ruins, unexplored caves and fearsome Oni.

Players will take on the mantle of a Slayer charged with the task of defending humanity’s last remaining villages from the supernatural threat of Oni. Taking all types of shapes and sizes, these demons creep out of dark rifts in space and time to prey on mankind. Warriors from the ancient and secret cast of the Slayers are the only ones equipped to stop them! Platforms, release date and further information on the western release of this title will be available in the following weeks.

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
Developer GUST continues its trademark Atelier series with the follow-up to Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Book. The second part in the Mysterious trilogy, Atelier Firis, follows the journey of a young alchemist through an exciting and colorful world. While Firis travels, she learns more about synthesis and alchemy, meets interesting people, and amplifies the feeling of exploration with the immense expansion of the world map! Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey will be playable during Tokyo Games Show on PlayStation®4. More details on the title will be revealed in the following weeks.

Nights of Azure 2 (working title)
Following the success of Nights of Azure, which marked a darker direction for GUST, producer Keisuke Kikuchi returns to the demon-plagued world where players will follow the story of a young girl knight born from the blood of Arnice, the main character of Nights of Azure. Nights of Azure 2 (working title) maintains the same JRPG gameplay elements adored by dedicated fans of the studio and expands this new franchise’s horizons with a riveting new storyline! This title will be on display at the KOEI TECMO Games booth.

Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru (working title)
KOEI TECMO America and developer Omega Force are proud to announce the upcoming western release of a ‘one versus thousands’ tactical action title focused on a fan-favorite character from the Samurai Warriors franchise: Yukimura Sanada. In this character-driven epic, players will get a unique look into the Sanada clan’s inner workings before and during the 16th century conflict that drove two brothers to join opposite sides of a grand scale civil war. This yet-to-be-named title will be released in the west in 2017 and is available for hands-on play on PlayStation®4 during Tokyo Games Show.

For more information on the company’s Tokyo Games Show presence and for live updates from the showroom floor, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.

ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

©2016 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

 

Curve Digital Confirms the Launch Date for Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Award-winning Masterpiece from Heralded Developer, The Chinese Room, Heads to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 20 with Graphical and Gameplay Updates Alongside a Brand New Developers’ Commentary

LONDON – August 25, 2016 – Established indie game publisher Curve Digital and developer The Chinese Room today announced that the critically-acclaimed, first-person narrative experience, Dear Esther, will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as Dear Esther: Landmark Edition on September 20 for $9.99. Heading to consoles with graphical and gameplay updates in addition to a brand new Directors’ Commentary from the original development team, Dear Esther: Landmark Edition aims to follow up on the original release’s success by refining the acclaimed indie hit for players both new and returning.

The Directors’ Commentary of Dear Esther: Landmark Edition unites Jessica Curry, Dan Pinchbeck and Rob Briscoe for the first time years as they reacquaint themselves with the game which made The Chinese Room a globally known development studio. The commentary offers first-hand insight on never-before-heard details, and provides a fresh perspective on the game’s development and legacy. The Landmark Edition also features graphical and gameplay tweaks which finesse the experience on console, making this the most complete version of Dear Esther to date.

Dear Esther is a narrative-focused first-person adventure that takes place on an uninhabited Hebridean island, upon which a lone man must piece together the chain of events that led to his wife’s death. Eschewing traditional gameplay to present a truly story-driven experience, the game composes a beautifully detailed world and an emotional tale that has inspired an entire genre of games. Dear Esther was originally developed as an experimental visual and aural experience using the Source game engine, and earned multiple awards alongside critical acclaim following its original release on Windows PC in 2012.

The console release of Dear Esther will mark the start of a month-long celebration of its legacy, during which The Guardian and The Barbican will hold events in the UK to allow members of the public to get closer to the seminal narrative than ever before.

The Guardian Event on September 30 is billed as a “Directors’ Commentary Directors’ Commentary” which will see Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry discuss their journey from Half-Life mod to full console release. Tickets cost £10 direct from The Guardian’s website here: https://membership.theguardian.com/event/gaming-series-dear-esther-26635208626

On October 14, The Barbican will host a unique live performance of the game’s soundtrack led by composer Jessica Curry, accompanied by an on-stage playthrough of Dear Esther complete with live narration. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the major components of the game brought to life in what promises to be a highly emotional evening. Limited tickets remain here: https://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=20030

Developed by The Chinese Room and published on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by Curve Digital, Dear Esther: Landmark Edition will arrive on September 20 for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.

About Curve Digital
Curve Digital is the largest publisher of independent video games on console formats in the world. Working with high profile developers such as Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone), Dan Marshall (The Swindle) and Olli Harjola (The Swapper), Curve helps individuals and small teams bring their games to a larger audience. Curve actively publishes on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS.

Website: curve-digital.com
Twitter: @CurveDigital
Facebook: Curve Digital

 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA CONFIRMS STORYLINE OF ATTACK ON TITAN GAME WILL EXTEND BEYOND SHOW’S FIRST SEASON IN BRAND NEW TRAILER

August 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Pre-order Bonuses Confirmed Alongside Brand New, Action-Packed Launch Trailer Showcasing the Scout Regiment Locked in Combat with New Forms of Titans

Burlingame, Calif. and COLOGNE — August 16, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America today confirmed at Gamescom 2016 that the narrative within the upcoming Attack on Titan game will extend beyond the events of the show’s first season. A brand new launch trailer has been revealed alongside the announcement in anticipation of the upcoming release of the fast-paced action game based on the hugely successful manga and anime series. Attack on Titan will release on August 30, 2016 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld system and Windows PC via Steam®.

Showcasing the Scout Regiment as they repel the fearsome Titans threatening humanity, the launch trailer for Attack on Titan officially reveals that players will be able to play beyond the end of the show’s first season via extra game-exclusive missions! Capturing intense, action-packed combat and impressive attack moves, the launch trailer reveals two sinister new types of Titans for players to take down. The Armored Titan, a 50 foot tall behemoth with immense strength and speed can destroy anything in its path, and the monstrous Beast Titan is a gigantic ape-like creature that uses immeasurable amounts of force to crush its foes! These extra missions offer additional high-octane battles and exhilarating action within the Attack on Titan universe.

Those who pre-order Attack on Titan from Amazon, GameStop or Best Buy will receive two different downloadable bonus costumes: The Clean-Up Eren & Levi Costumes, as well as Mikasa’s Costume ‘Summer Festival’. Alternatively, those who purchase on PlayStation®4 digitally through the PlayStation®Store will receive a selection of Character Avatars featuring fan-favorite characters Eren, Levi and Mikasa!

About Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan, based on the hit anime series by the same name, follows Eren, Mikasa and Armin through the events of the show’s first season. Set in a land where three gigantic walls have been built around humanity’s only known settlements for protection from Titans, three young heroes Eren, Mikasa and Armin witness the end of 100 years of peace. As a massive Titan breaks down one of the outer walls humanity is once again threatened, and the heroes must fight off and discover the mystery behind the invading creatures. Players will experience a claustrophobic atmosphere and fast-paced, action-packed combat as they repel the fearsome Titans.

For more news and information on Attack on Titan, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/attackontitan. This title has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.

For more information on KOEI TECMO products, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.

ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

©Hajime Isayama,Kodansha/”ATTACK ON TITAN”Production Committee. All Rights Reserved.

©2015-2016 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES WESTERN RELEASE OF THE MOST BRUTAL WARRIORS GAME TO DATE: BERSERK (WORKING TITLE)

July 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Slash and Smash through Enemies and Environments Alike in Game Based on the Iconic Manga and Anime Series ‘Berserk,’ Headed to PlayStation®4, Windows PC, and PlayStation®Vita

Burlingame, Calif. — July 15, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America is excited to confirm today the upcoming North American release of Berserk (working title), Omega Force’s most brutal Warriors title to date based on the iconic manga and anime series Berserk. Slated to release this fall for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and digitally for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®, KOEI TECMO’s interactive entertainment rendition of Berserk will closely follow the events of the most well-known story arcs from the iconic manga’s narrative, focusing on the daring and heroic life of Guts as he cuts his way through a sinister realm of magical and demonic fiends.

Berserk (working title) will fuse the signature ‘one versus thousands’ style action of the long-running Warriors franchise with the grim and gruesome atmosphere of the world of Berserk. As players harness the power of Guts’ Great Sword and utilize the swift and agile swordplay of Griffith to slash and smash through hordes of enemies, players familiar with the Warriors series will be able to feel the difference in gameplay through the way each character handles combat. The game will also incorporate various battle mechanics to better bring the world of Berserk to life, such as Magic and Transformations.

Written by Kentarou Miura, Berserk is a world-renowned series set in a world enveloped in darkness and deception. Its profound story is told through the lives of its fascinating characters, focusing on Guts, a lone mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary group known as the ‘Band of the Hawk’. With mind-blowingly detailed drawings, visceral themes of human nature, and gripping storytelling, Berserk has fascinated and influenced many fans worldwide, placing it at the pinnacle of the dark fantasy genre.

Hisashi Koinuma, President of KOEI TECMO GAMES and Producer of Berserk (working title) has released the following statement:

“We are finally able to unveil our collaboration between Berserk and the Warriors series. In this game, players can experience and immerse themselves into the world of Berserk as the main character Guts, wielding his powerful weapon Dragon Slayer mercilessly slashing enemies in half, and through the massive story beginning with the Golden Age arc. The game content will be enjoyable even to those who don’t normally play games, so we hope all fans of Berserk will give this game a go. Become a member of Guts and his group, and experience the exhilaration of the most lethal Warriors game within the intense world of Berserk.”

Berserk (working title) is currently in development by Omega Force and slated for a Fall 2016 launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, as well as digitally on the PlayStation®Vita handheld system and Windows PC via Steam®.

More information about the game’s plot, original content, and playable characters will be unveiled in the coming weeks. KOEI TECMO America has released a first batch of assets showcasing the main characters Guts and Griffith, in-game cutscenes, and violent hack-and-slash action featured in Berserk (working title), as well as a new trailer featuring the protagonist Guts engaged in combat.

To stay up-to-date on news for Berserk (working title), please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/berserk, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB, but a rating of “M for Mature” is expected.

ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
©KENTAROU MIURA(STUDIO GAGA) HAKUSENSHA/BERSERK PARTNERSHIP
©2015-2016 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
©2016 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

 

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