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Tactical Action Mega-Hit Ships to Retailers Today

Burlingame, CA – March 25, 2003 – The Warriors are closing in and they are prepared for a major assault. KOEI Corporation today announced that Dynasty Warriors 4 is shipping to retailers throughout North America. Consumers can expect to find the game on retail shelves as early as Wednesday, and can still order it through online retailers including ebgames.com, gamestop.com, kbtoys.com, and toysrus.com.

Dynasty Warriors 4, known as Shin Sangoku Musou 3 in Asia, has already sold one million units in its native Japan since its release on February 27, 2003.

“The Dynasty Warriors series established a new genre of 3D combat and in the process captivated legions of gamers,” said Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at KOEI Corporation. “Fully-loaded with new features, devastating new moves, striking visuals, and a stirring musical score, Dynasty Warriors 4 will again have fans and soon-to-be fans alike enthralled with an epic story of loyalty, strength, courage, and desire.”

The Dynasty Warriors 4 site is also live at www.koei.com. Here, players can learn more about the game‚s characters, register for Internet rankings, and download exclusive wallpapers.

Set amidst the treachery and romance of ancient China‚s Three Kingdoms period, Dynasty Warriors 4 takes battlefield action to the next level. Gamers will experience the thrill of taking on multiple opponents at once and fighting against impossible odds. A host of new features add greater
depth to the gameplay, as well as more insight into the characters and turbulent events of the era.

Dynasty Warriors 4 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Dynasty Warriors 4 is rated “T” (Teen- Mild Language, Violence) by the ESRB.

About KOEI Corporation
KOEI Corporation, the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan, established operations in 1988. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company is now in its fifteenth year and is recognized as a leader in the highly competitive video game industry.

KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand for strategy and simulation games. The company‚s Tactical Action series, Dynasty Warriors, has generated more than 4 million units in sales worldwide, since releasing for the Sony PlayStation in 1997.

KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., Canada, China, Korea and Taiwan. KOEI employs over five hundred people worldwide, with sales exceeding $150 million. The company constantly seeks the fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education, and provides games that will mesmerize gamers across the globe. More information about KOEI and its products can be found on the company‚s websites, located at www.koei.com and www.koei.co.jp.

The KOEI logo is a trademark of KOEI Co., Ltd. in Japan and /or other Countries. Dynasty Warriors™ 4 and Shin Sangoku Musou 3 are trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd. ©2003 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. All other titles are trademarks of their respective owners. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


Jarik R. Sikat
Sales & Marketing Manager
KOEI Corporation
(650) 692-9080 ext. 230