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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.

 

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

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.

KOEI TECMO AMERICA RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR ATELIER SHALLIE: ALCHEMISTS OF THE DUSK SEA

December 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

KOEI TECMO America today released the first trailer for Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea telling the tale of the two Shallies as they begin their voyage to find a resolve for the people of their dying homeland. The trailer shows the alchemists trudging through both barren and beautiful lands, encountering foes in the new battle system and performing alchemy in the updated Synthesis system. Screenshots were also released, highlighting the Synthesis and Battle system, and various lands as they discover relics and additional event scenes. More information can be found at the newly launched website: www.koeitecmoamerica.com/shallie.

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea closes the final chapter in the Atelier Dusk series and is the incarnation of features developed based on community feedback of the previous Dusk titles and new systems that combines ease of entry for newcomers, with the choice to advance gameplay for long-time fans. The battle system will incorporate strategy and speed, the time management system will be free from restrictions allowing for unlimited play time and Alchemy RPG fans can look forward to a straightforward menu in the engaging Synthesis system.

In Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea players choose to play as either the reserved, mission-focused Shallistera, daughter of a tribal leader who embarks on voyage to find a solution to a crisis affecting her homeland, on behalf of her ailing father or ambitious, energetic Shallotte, who has been struggling to bring success to the alchemy workshop since the passing of her father. While their personalities and appearance are drastically different, they both share the nickname “Shallie” and uncover the reasoning why along each of their journeys— the dual main character system has been improved with separate stories and multiple endings for Shallistera and Shallotte.

For the first time in the Atelier series, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will include a 360 degree camera, giving players more freedom as they explore a vast world map that has expanded greatly with many new environments that evolve based on how the player progresses. In the new Quest system players can either take on only assignments necessary to progress the game or earn more points engaging in additional, more challenging quests. Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on March 10, 2015 for $49.99. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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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.

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