Burlingame, CA - November 7, 2007 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War is available beginning November 7th at retailers throughout North America. The game is available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system.
A free single player demo of BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War is available now on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and on the PLAYSTATION Network. Set amidst a war-torn 14th century France, the demo delivers a taste of the action game's incredible battles where players will take direct command of entire military units.
About BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War In the 14th century a quarrel over English succession to the French throne escalated into what history would call the Hundred Years' War. This ongoing war had exhausted the standing armies of both sides and there was a growing dependence on mercenary soldiers.
Taking the role of a mercenary soldier, players must contract their services to the English or French; with the ultimate goal of achieving glorious fame and fortune. Those who establish a reputation as a formidable warrior and leader of men, will amass a valuable war chest and lure hardened warriors to their employ.
As arrows rain from above, knights charge on horseback, and cannoniers fire volleys at heavy infantry, armies will collide in unprecedented scale. Players will be immersed in ferocious battles where an innovative action style enables them to defeat countless numbers of soldiers with one cleverly chosen attack command. Outwit your opponents and overwhelm the enemy with dominating force to be the last one standing when the dust settles on one of history's greatest conflicts.
BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War delivers stunning visuals in 720p HDTV and in game Dolby Digital audio. This game is rated "T" (Teen- Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, and Violence) by the ESRB. BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War is developed by KOEI's award-winning internal team, Omega Force. Press can find (watermark-free) assets at gamespress.com.
For the latest on BLADESTORM: The Hundred Years' War visit www.koei.com/bladestorm.
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.