Burlingame, CA – August 14, 2008 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and simulation games, announced today that POP CUTIE! Street Fashion Simulation has reached gold status. The game will ship on September 30, 2008 to North American retailers including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Game Crazy, Gamefly.com and GameStop.
About POP CUTIE! Street Fashion Simulation POP CUTIE! Street Fashion Simulation is an offbeat business simulation game that takes a fun look into the world of Tokyo street style and cosplay (costume play).
In the game, players can manage the day-to-day happenings of their very own street fashion boutique. They'll hire models and assistants, choose the look and music for their shop, run the cash register and even place magazine ads. Best of all, they'll take to the streets and meet different characters in search of up-and-coming trends. Players can then use this inspiration in their studios where they'll create new clothes, accessories and even hairstyles. However, other shop owners are also prowling the streets looking for the next big thing.
Players will start the game as an independent designer with a small shop at a flea market. As players progress, they'll move into larger boutiques. The competition against rival shop owners culminates in a 'Fashion Battle,' where a panel of judges will decide if a player's style has enough cute or enough cool to become all the rage.
By gathering and combining 'images' from people on the street, players will create clothing lines ranging from the conventional to the most outrageous trends from the streets of Tokyo. An easy touch interface allows players to consider color and shape combinations on the bottom screen while reviewing the actual design on the upper screen. Using Nintendo DS Multi-Card Wireless Play, up to two friends can challenge each other in fabulous Fashion Battles.
Learn more at www.koei.com/popcutie.
Developed by KOEI Co., Ltd, POP CUTIE! Street Fashion Simulation is for 1 to 2 players. This game is rated "E" (Everyone – Alcohol Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB. Press can find (watermark-free) assets at gamespress.com. 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 Warriors series of games have generated a combined 18 million units in global sales.
KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2007, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $256 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., the UK, France, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. More information about KOEI and its products can be found at www.koei.com.