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KOEI TECMO AMERICA BRINGS ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIII WESTWARD, NOW AVAILABLE ON PLAYSTATION4 AND STEAM

July 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Deep, Strategic Gameplay Unites with Nearly Endless Customization in a Compelling, Historically-Accurate Tale of Political Instability, Large-Scale Conflict and Human Drama

Burlingame, Calif. — July 5, 2016 — Developed in celebration of the series’ 30th anniversary and marking its reappearance in the West after an eight-year hiatus, KOEI TECMO America today proudly announced the triumphant return of its renowned strategy franchise with the launch of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII. Offering a masterfully-created medley of strategic gameplay alongside a compelling and historically-accurate narrative, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII is now available for the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system and digitally for Windows PC via Steam.

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, players will experience a climactic and historically-accurate storyline rich with Chinese history, and complete with detailed CG cutscenes that highlight the most heroic deeds of the strongest, wisest, and most powerful individuals of the Three Kingdoms Era. As players learn how to employ strategic gameplay options and harness advanced game mechanics, the tale of a collapsing dynasty and the emergence of power-hungry factions unfolds into a complex chessboard on which players can influence the fateful events leading to the unification of 2nd century China. Players can climb the proverbial leadership ladder as one of 700 historical characters during a turbulent era of political instability, large-scale conflict, and human drama.

Explore the myriad of experiences within the world of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, covering Civil Development, Diplomacy, Debates, Duels, open field battles, sieges, naval battles and more with gameplay differing depending on the situation at hand. Cities can be built and developed; alliances can be fostered or broken; armies can be mustered and deployed. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII prides itself on offering a wide range of options for conflict resolution including a robust army composition selection, while special care has been taken to incorporate diplomacy and personal relationships, giving the player an extra incentive to build a stable and loyal network of friends and allies.

This comprehensive and exceptionally detailed strategy title features two compelling gameplay experiences: A campaign mode provides the freedom to choose a starting year and customize the board to the player’s liking, and Hero Mode closely follows historical events while teaching players all of the game’s mechanics. Players must decide for themselves whether they will follow a favorite historical figure to glory, or rise up and claim their place in history by uniting China under their own banner!

For more information on Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/rtk13, 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 “E10+ for Everyone 10+” 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 Computer Entertainment Inc.

©2016 Valve Corporation. Steam and the Steam logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA UNVEILS PLOT-TWISTING INFORMATION AND BRAND NEW TRAILER FOR ATTACK ON TITAN

June 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Take on Oversized Enemies in Hand-to-hand Combat as Eren in Titan Form

Burlingame and Los Angeles, Calif. — June 14, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America revealed today an exciting and transformative feature of Attack on Titan, the epic action game based on the worldwide anime hit by the same name, alongside an explosive new trailer and screenshots. Scheduled for launch on August 30, 2016, the game will be released on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as digital-only on the PlayStation®Vita handheld system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC via Steam®.

Following the plot-twisting events of the hugely successful anime series Attack on Titan, players will be able to take control of protagonist Eren’s powerful Titan form and get up close and personal with the eerily human-like creatures! Transforming into this titanic beast replaces Eren’s ODM gear and blades with fists. A first English language demo featuring this game-changing ability will be present at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 in Los Angeles from June 14 – 16.

KOEI TECMO America also released a new gameplay trailer showcasing the newly-revealed feature’s unique play-style! This action-packed new trailer features Eren’s explosive transformation, as well as the game’s main playable characters, and focuses on the fast-paced battles, towering Titans, and claustrophobic atmosphere of Attack on Titan. A variety of new screenshots were also released today, showcasing a selection of the stages where players will fight against the Titans; from the evacuated streets of the Stohess District to the open plains outside of the walls!

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 battle action 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 Computer 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 ANNOUNCES SECOND DOWNLOADABLE DEMO FOR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SAMURAI ACTION RPG, NIOH, ALONGSIDE GRIPPING NEW TRAIL

June 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

KOEI TECMO ANNOUNCES SECOND DOWNLOADABLE DEMO FOR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SAMURAI ACTION RPG, NIOH, ALONGSIDE GRIPPING NEW TRAILER

Catch a Glimpse of the Seductively Dangerous and Fantasy-filled World of “Nioh,”
Exclusively on PlayStation®4

Burlingame and Los Angeles, Calif. — June 14, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America today announced that its highly-anticipated samurai action RPG, Nioh, will receive a second downloadable demo exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Following the overwhelming success of the Alpha Demo in April—during which more than 850,000 players downloaded Nioh and experienced the game’s intense and compelling gameplay for the first time—the second demo is currently planned for launch in August, with more information on its contents and exact release date to be announced at a later time.

KOEI TECMO America has also released a gripping new trailer alongside a choice selection of assets that reveal a variety of captivating locations, unusual mythical creatures, sinister enemies, and mysterious allies that cross paths with the game’s enigmatic blonde-haired protagonist, William. The short video provides a further glimpse into a world enveloped in mystery and mysticism, hinting at William’s powers and motives as he sets out on a treacherous path that takes him to the far end of the world – to a land of exotic islands torn by civil war and demonic supernatural threats.

A demo of Nioh featuring brand new content will be present at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 in Los Angeles from June 14 – 16 with more of what everyone loved about the recent Alpha Demo on PlayStation 4: more high-intensity combat, new weapons, never before seen characters, deadlier enemies and a whole lot of challenging gameplay.

About Nioh
In the dark, fantasy action RPG Nioh, players will traverse war-torn Japan as William, a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai. Players will face off

 

FEAR COMES HOME AS CAPCOM ANNOUNCES RESIDENT EVIL® 7 biohazard

June 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Resident Evil® Ushers in a New Era of Innovative, Immersive and Visceral Horror

LOS ANGELES — June 13, 2016 — At the Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) E3 press conference today, Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced Resident Evil® 7 biohazard, the next major entry in the renowned Resident Evil® series. Resident Evil 7 sets a new course for the Resident Evil series as it leverages its roots and opens the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. A dramatic new shift for the series to first person view in a photorealistic style powered by Capcom’s new RE Engine, Resident Evil 7 delivers an unprecedented level of immersion that brings the thrilling horror up close and personal. Resident Evil 7 is scheduled for release on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (the full gameplay experience will also be available via the included PlayStation®VR Mode), Xbox One and Windows PC (Steam and Windows 10 Store) across North America and Europe on January 24, 2017.

Set in modern day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil® 6, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective. The Resident Evil® 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo, also announced today, portrays events leading up to the main game and ties directly into the impactful PlayStation VR “KITCHEN” tech demo first shown at E3 2015. In the new teaser demo, the player awakens inside a dilapidated cottage on an ominous plantation mansion. Can they make it out alive?

Resident Evil 7 embodies the series’ signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago; meanwhile, a complete refresh of gameplay systems simultaneously propels the survival horror experience to the next level. Terrifying fans at events across the globe last year, the PlayStation VR “KITCHEN” tech demo was developed utilizing the RE Engine’s VR oriented tools, and is the foundation on which the talented Resident Evil team has crafted the immersive horror experience in Resident Evil 7. Powered by the RE Engine in tandem with industry leading audio and visual technologies, Resident Evil 7 is poised to deliver a disturbingly realistic experience that will define the next era in horror entertainment.

PlayStation®Plus subscribers can now download the standalone teaser demo for PlayStation 4 called Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour and will have first access before it is available on other platforms at a later date. Players can get a taste of what they can expect from Resident Evil 7 with a sampling of the nail-biting exploration and terrifying atmosphere the game will offer when it releases early next year. Attendees of E3 will be able to try out a demo on either PlayStation 4 or PlayStation VR at the Capcom booth in South Hall #2023 or try the PlayStation VR demo at the Sony booth in West Hall #4522 and #4144.

 

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ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including ground-breaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Capcom, the Capcom logo, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks and “PS4” is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA LAUNCHES ATELIER SOPHIE: THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK

June 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Celebrated ‘Atelier’ Series from GUST Debuts on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita with a Heartwarming Entry, Featuring a New and Improved Synthesis System

Burlingame, Calif. — June 7, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America today proudly announced the release of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and digitally for the PlayStation® Vita handheld system.

The Atelier series’ latest installment follows the exploits of young novice Alchemist Sophie Neuenmuller, who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic book imbued with a soul. This Mysterious Book seems to hold all the secrets to the art of Alchemy, even going on to become Sophie’s mentor. As Sophie experiments with Alchemy throughout the story she unravels the book’s forgotten memories, and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of its origin.

Experience a pleasant journey alongside Sophie, her friends, and a diverse cast of townspeople that help with their adventuring needs. Uncover the multitude of mysteries of Alchemy that have been hidden away and forgotten alongside Plachta, the Mysterious Book. Experiment with the brand new Synthesis system to uncover Platcha’s memories and learn new alchemy recipes at any pace!

In a series first, two key illustrators were involved in the making of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – NOCO and Yuugen. Their distinctive work brings the in-game world to life and creates a dynamic environment where time, weather, and relationships play a key role in the adventures of the young new Alchemist and her trusted allies.

For more information on Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, 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.

©2016 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved. Atelier Sophie and GUST are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.

The “PS4” and the “PSVITA” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Inc.

 

Crush Your Enemies Unleashes the Hilarious Slaughter June 9th

May 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Vile Monarch and Gambitious Digital Entertainment’s hysterical love letter to the Real-Time Strategy genre will be available at all fine digital storefronts near you on June 9th.

May 27, 2016 – Forget about endless agendas and horrible waiting―this is war, not some stuffy board meeting! The foul-mouthed barbarians in Crush Your Enemies have only one thing on their minds and that’s to, well, literally crush their enemies.

What better way to do that than with brute force and excessive chest hair?

Watch its Announcement Trailer to see more head-bursting barbarian good times:

An RTS distilled down to the basics of murder and pillage, Crush Your Enemies is the second game from Vile Monarch, makers of the surprise-hit insult simulator Oh…Sir!, and is the lovechild of two of the main unique minds behind the critically lauded This War of Mine. Crush Your Enemies recently won the Best Indie Game 2nd place award at Digital Dragons 2016, and features an epic original score from Marcin Przybyłowicz (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Hard West).

Crush Your Enemies provides a concentrated dose of pure RTS goodness, with a mouse or touch only control scheme making it a strategy title that delivers depth with simple controls and quick battles. Featuring a slaughter-filled single-player campaign, epic competitive multiplayer, and cross-platform play on PC and mobile, Crush Your Enemies is one hundred percent mayhem and zero percent political nonsense.

Drink on the job, employ as many swear words as you can, and get right down to it and beat up your rivals when Crush Your Enemies releases June 9th from Gambitious Digital Entertainment on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.

Crush Your Enemies is already available for Wishlisting on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/406850/

For more information about Crush Your Enemies please visit http://gambitious.com/games/crush-your-enemies and follow us on Twitter, @GambitiousInc and @VileMonarch.
About Vile Monarch
Vile Monarch is a hard rock game studio created by two twisted minds: Kacper Kwiatkowski and Grzegorz Mazur, who catapulted from 11 bit studios where they had worked together on This War of Mine. Soon after he was born, the Monarch started using his exceptionally skilful minions to start making engaging video games for various platforms, full of surprising, novel ideas. And what’s worse, he forced them to have fun while working! All of it to – you wouldn’t guess – conquer the world! Vile Monarch lives in his castle in Warsaw, Poland. He likes rock music, beer and Mad Max: Fury Road movie.

About Gambitious Digital Entertainment
Launched in 2012, Gambitious, Inc. is the first global crowd-financing platform exclusively for games. With a mission to create and foster a sustainable ecosystem for independent game creation and publishing, Gambitious utilizes its evolving set of creative crowd financing tools and techniques to get more great game titles funded, produced, and successfully released. The company’s publishing label, Gambitious Digital Entertainment, was created in 2014 to offer professional, developer-friendly production, marketing, and distribution services in order to ensure a timely return to investors and developers on the projects. Gambitious has successfully established partnerships and released its titles on Steam, XB1, PS4, Sony Vita, GoG, Humble, and the Mac Store as well as a number of emerging global digital distributors. For more information, visit www.gambitious.com

 

MICROÏDS AND BENOIT SOKAL UNVEIL SYBERIA 3 TRAILER AND DECEMBER LAUNCH DATE FOR CONSOLE AND PC

May 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Beloved and Multi-Million Selling Adventure Series Returns in Eagerly Awaited New Game for PS4, Xbox One, PC & Mac

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PARIS – MAY 23, 2016 – Today, game publisher Microïds announced that it plans to release Syberia 3, the latest installment of the cult adventure game saga from Benoit Sokal, for Playstation®4, Xbox One, PC and Mac worldwide on December 1, 2016. With over three million copies sold and a Metacritic rating of 80+, Syberia is one of the most revered adventure series of all time. For the long-awaited third iteration of the fabled franchise, author and artistic director Benoit Sokal has created an exciting new adventure for heroine Kate Walker and her companions.

The game can be glimpsed in new screens released today by Microïds and Benoit Sokal, and in the game’s new introductory video entitled “Kate Walker’s New Journey”:

In the video, Benoit Sokal and members of the development team unveil new aspects of the Syberia saga’s return. The short documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of the game’s production and shows several sequences of the actual game itself. Though some of the visual, audio and voice rendering are still works in progress that may yet be altered, the team wanted to share with the community a first glimpse of the title’s cinematic scope. Another video, to be released soon, will focus on important aspects of the world of Syberia, with particular emphasis on Kate Walker’s new journey.

Syberia 3 begins with Kate Walker adrift on a makeshift craft. Fortunately, a caravan of the Youkol people, whom she encountered in Syberia 2, finds her before her life slips away. Determined to evade their common enemies, Kate decides to help the nomads fulfill the oddest of their ancestral traditions: accompanying the transhumance of the snow ostriches to the holy steppes where they can reproduce. The journey unfolds through scenery that is by turn enchanting and laid to waste, where the young woman will experience her most dangerous and wonderful adventures, with her pursuers always right behind her…

With cinematic scope, unforgettable characters, and sweeping story, Syberia 3 is the most technically advanced and visually spectacular Syberia game to date. The game’s rich and interactive score is created by award-winning composer Inon Zur. Rendered in full 3D for the first time ever, Syberia 3 has been developed for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles as well as PC and Mac from its inception. This will offer players a new level of freedom to explore its beautiful landscapes and cities and allow them to unravel mysteries and enigmas in ways never seen before in the saga.

Syberia 3 is scheduled to be released on December 1, 2016 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish and Russian.

Comment, share and find all the news regarding the Syberia universe on the dedicated Twitter feed @syberia using the hashtag #syberia3.

For more information, please follow Microïds on facebook.com/microids, twitter.com/microids_off and YouTube.

About Microïds
Created in 1985, Microïds is an international publisher of multi-platform video games based in Paris (France). Today, it represents Anuman Interactive’s video game business in all its forms. Managed by its creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds keeps getting stronger and widens its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as “Syberia” or “Amerzone” on new supports or through its original creations (“Subject 13”, “Agatha Christie : The A.B.C. Murders”, “Yesterday Origins”, “Motoracer 4”), Microïds is developing on PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, as well as iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices.
Besides its heroes and heroines from original creations (Kate Walker from “Syberia”, Victoria Mc Pherson from “Still Life”…), Microïds also creates new titles including other characters or authors from other media (comic books, cinema, literature…) such as Garfield or Agatha Christie. Microïds is currently developing Syberia 3 scheduled for 2016, responding to many fans of this cult adventure game series (more than three million sold) who have been waiting for more than ten years.
For more information, visit the official website www.microids.com, the Facebook Page www.facebook.com/microids, Twitter www.twitter.com/Microids_off or Pinterest www.pinterest.com/microids.

© 2016 Microids. Microïds is a Trademark of Anuman Interactive. © Anuman Interactive SA. Author and art director: Benoit Sokal.

 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA UNVEILS NEW TIME, WEATHER, AND LIFE POINT SYSTEM FEATURES FOR ATELIER SOPHIE: THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK

April 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Pre-Order Bonuses Also Detailed for this Latest Entry in the Celebrated ‘Atelier’ Series from GUST

BURLINGAME, Calif.—April 14, 2016—KOEI TECMO America today announced new gameplay features and detailed pre-order bonus information for GUST’s upcoming RPG, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. The game will bring the charm and magic of the long-running Atelier series to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system for the first time on June 7, 2016, with a simultaneous digital-only release for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system.

In Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, the player must always be aware of two elements that greatly affect successful mission completions and material harvesting: Time and Weather. The time of day and the weather conditions should be carefully considered before heading out to a mission, as some monsters will only show themselves if the time and weather are favorable. Similarly, some necessary materials can only be harvested in specific times and weather conditions. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book also introduces a fatigue-based Life Point system, which can weaken attacks when a character has spent too long adventuring, gathering materials, and/or fighting without resting (returning to the atelier). These two new elements add to the challenging nature of this beautiful RPG and are indicative of the reimagined gameplay system of the Atelier universe!

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book offers one of two different bonus DLC packs to players who pre-order the game from select retailers. Players who pre-order the PlayStation®4 version from Amazon, GameStop, or EB Canada will receive a DLC pack including alternate background music, the Doll Making ‘Aqua Suit’ costume, a five-piece set of useful materials and items to be used in synthesis and a theme. Those who pre-order from Best Buy will receive an in-game alternate background music pack, as well as two Atelier Sophie themes for their PS4™ system.

Finally, those who purchase either the digital PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®Vita versions from the PlayStation®Store during its first month of release will receive two Atelier Sophie themes, as well as an in-game bundle of useful items boosting their attack (uni bag), Hit Points (sweets), or Mental Points (sotea) that can be used on their adventures.

For more information on Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, 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 Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
Set against a vibrant background reminiscent of a medieval European town, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book follows the exploits of a young novice Alchemist, Sophie, who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic volume imbued with a soul. This Mysterious Book seems to hold all the secrets to the art of Alchemy, even going on to become Sophie’s mentor. As Sophie improves her Alchemy skills throughout the story she unravels the book’s forgotten memories, and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of her teacher’s origin.

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.

©2016 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved. Atelier Sophie and GUST are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
The “PS4” and the “PSVITA” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Inc.

 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF ATELIER SOPHIE: THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK

March 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF ATELIER SOPHIE: THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK

Celebrated ‘Atelier’ Series from GUST to Debut on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita this Summer with a Brand New, Standalone Adventure; Limited Edition Details Unveiled

BURLINGAME, Calif.—March 18, 2016—KOEI TECMO America proudly announced today the upcoming launch of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and digitally for the PlayStation® Vita handheld system on June 7, 2016. The PS4™ system version will also be available through the NISA online store in a limited edition package containing a two-disc original soundtrack featuring 38 tracks from the in-game score, a cloth poster, a 48-page hardcover art book, and a set of five beautiful miniature art prints. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is the debut of the long-running Atelier series on PlayStation®4, and will mark a new beginning for GUST’s popular brand of role-playing games.

Set against a vibrant background reminiscent of a medieval European town, the Atelier series’ latest standalone installment follows the exploits of a young novice Alchemist, Sophie, who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic book imbued with a soul. This Mysterious Book seems to hold all the secrets to the art of Alchemy, even going on to become Sophie’s mentor. As Sophie improves her Alchemy skills throughout the story she unravels forgotten memories, and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of the book’s origin.

The development team at GUST consider Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book to be the new standard for the Atelier series, as the studio has channelled all of its creativity into rebuilding the series’ signature Alchemy system from the ground up and into crafting a visually stunning world full of well-rounded characters and beautiful illustrations. In a series first, there are two key illustrators involved in the making of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – NOCO and Yuugen. Their distinctive work brings the in-game world to life and creates a dynamic environment where time, weather, and relationships play a key role in the adventures of the young new Alchemist and her trusted allies.

To commemorate the announcement of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, KOEI TECMO America has unveiled a first batch of assets illustrating the game’s key characters and background art, as well as a teaser trailer that recounts the series’ history and introduces key features of this exciting and mysterious new chapter of the Atelier brand.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book will also receive a limited edition release available exclusively through the NISA online store, which is now available for pre-order at http://store.nisamerica.com/atelier-sophie-limited-edition. This must-have collector’s edition will include:

· PS4 version of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
· 2-disc original soundtrack featuring 38 tracks of original music from the game
· 48-page hardcover art book, including illustrations and sketches of the characters, creatures, and background art of the game
· Set of 5 5″ x 7″ beautiful mini art prints
· 40″ x 26.8″ cloth poster

For more information on Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, 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 Computer Entertainment Inc.

 

SAMURAI WARRIORS INVADES DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND WITH NEW COMPETITOR, RETURNING STAGE, AND THEMED DLC COSTUMES

February 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

SAMURAI WARRIORS INVADES DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND WITH
NEW COMPETITOR, RETURNING STAGE, AND THEMED DLC COSTUMES

Celebrating the Upcoming Launch of ‘Samurai Warriors 4 Empires,’ Naotora Ii Joins the Battle, Azuchi Stage Returns from ‘DEAD OR ALIVE 3,’ and Themed DLC Costumes Head to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Steam® Versions this March

Burlingame, Calif.—February 25, 2016—In anticipation of the upcoming launch of strategy epic Samurai Warriors 4 Empires on March 15, KOEI TECMO America and Team Ninja are thrilled to announce a set of exciting new additions headed to DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round this March! Fan-favorite Samurai Warriors 4 character Naotora Ii joins the battle alongside the triumphant (and completely free) return of the Azuchi castle stage from DEAD OR ALIVE 3 on March 17, and a brand new set of Samurai Warriors-inspired DLC costumes will become available for purchase on March 29. Fans who purchased the game’s Season Pass 3 will automatically receive all of the Samurai Warriors-inspired content.

Dragged into a mysterious portal by-way-of a M.I.S.T. time-travelling experiment, the ruler of Japan’s Warring States era Ii Clan, Naotora Ii, emerges in present-day next to a competitor of the DEAD OR ALIVE fighting tournament. Given no other choice but to fight for her life, and keeping her family motto of ‘once on the battlefield, one must face the enemy head on’ in mind, a determined Naotora sets out to emerge victorious from this strange new challenge. Specializing in kick-based attacks, Naotora developed her signature ‘Ii Style Leg Strikes’ fighting style after serving under Yoshimoto Imagawa, who based his techniques on his mastery of the traditional Japanese ball game “kemari.” The quick and powerful strikes from her long legs make her a formidable rival to anyone who steps into the ring!

Naotora Ii will be available to download for $5.99. Fans can purchase her debut costume pack for $7.99, or alternatively as a bundle including new character Naotora Ii for $11.99 on March 17 for DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, and on March 29 for PC via Steam. To whet players’ appetites in the meantime, Team Ninja has shared a variety of images and screenshots of Naotora Ii in action.

March 17 will also see the release of a returning stage that players of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round can enjoy on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One free of charge. Not seen since DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions, the beautiful Azuchi stage makes its triumphant return looking better than ever! Dropping competitors into the great hall of Oda Nobunaga’s famous residence, players can break through the walls and continue brawling on its rooftops beneath a full moon. In this three-tier stage the fight can also lead to the ground, where a gorgeous cherry blossom tree overlooks the traditional building lit by torchlight.

Finally, on March 29, Team Ninja will release a collection of outfits inspired by KOEI TECMO’s celebrated Samurai Warriors series for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

For additional information regarding DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round, please visit the official website at http://teamninja-studio.com/doa5/lastround/us/ftp.html, Like the official DEAD OR ALIVE Facebook page at www.facebook.com/deadoralivegame, and join the franchise’s fighting community by following Team NINJA on Twitter at @TeamNinjaStudio.

For more news and information regarding Samurai Warriors 4 Empires, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/sw4e/, 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.

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