Burlingame, CA - March 11, 2004 - KOEI, recognized as the premier brand of console strategy and action games, today announced that CRIMSON SEA(R)2 has gone gold. The action-adventure game will ship to North American retail outlets on March 30, 2004. Gamers can pre-order the game now at ebgames.com, gamestop.com, and amazon.com.
About Crimson Sea 2 Taking place two years after the events of the original Crimson Sea, CRIMSON SEA 2 sees the galaxy of Theophilus in a state of near-collapse. Still reeling from a massive surprise attack by the alien Menace, IAG Commander Live-D organizes a rag-tag team of mercenaries and survivors. Leading the assault on the alien Menace is Sho, a rare human-alien hybrid "Vipa" with the power of Neo-Psionics. Through Neo-Psionics Sho can generate incredible blasts of energy that can destroy platoons of enemies in a single move.
In this upcoming sequel, Sho will discover that he is not alone, and will have the help of another- Feanay, a lovely female "Vipa" with her own unique Neo-Psionic attacks. During the game, players can switch between Sho and Feanay, choosing the best character for each mission.
In addition to the game's main single player mode, CRIMSON SEA 2 includes three new two-player modes. Players can work together to bring down an enemy and clear a stage in "Co-op" mode, battle head-to-head "death match" style in "Versus" mode, or try to outscore their human opponent in "Competition" mode.
With non-linear game progression, over 60 different missions, new weapons, new fighting techniques, un-lockable characters, and new modes of play, CRIMSON SEA 2 is set to transport gamers into a fantastic world filled with tension and excitement this month.
Developed by KOEI Co, Ltd, CRIMSON SEA 2 is exclusive to the PlayStation 2 and is produced by Kou Shibusawa, who's previous credits include: the Romance of the Three Kingdoms(R) series, the Nobunaga's Ambition(TM) series, the Winning Post(TM) series, the P.T.O.(TM) series, and the Kessen(TM) series. CRIMSON SEA 2 is an action-adventure game for 1-2 Players, supports Dolby(R)Pro Logic(R) II sound, and is rated "T" (Teen- Animated Blood, Suggestive Themes, Violence) by the ESRB.
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