https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=0e7829a103&view=att&th=13cab847c9a65eed&attid=0.1&disp=emb&zw&atsh=1 BURLINGAME, Calif. February 5th, 2013 – TECMO KOEI AMERICA announces today the release of the re-imagined, second video game adaptation of renowned action manga ‘Fist of the North Star’, entitled ‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2’, and details online mode for Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires, which will be released on February 26th, 2013 exclusively on the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation® Network. Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 is available today for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation® Network. A download-only Wii U™ version will be available this Thursday, February 7th. ‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2’ offers players a variety of modes and new features including Legend Mode, a plethora of playable characters, dynamic new moves, original storylines and an online co-op and versus play mode. [*] Legend mode follows the storyline of the entire manga, starting with a re-imagined version of ‘Raoh’ and covering ‘Celestial Emperor’ and ‘Land of Shura’. This faithful adaptation ensures that this mode can be enjoyed by both fans of the manga and new comers to Kenshiro’s post-apocalyptic world. Different characters will be controlled for each episode while ‘boss’ encounters will feature entire famous scenes from the manga, recreated in intricate detail. [*] Over 20 playable characters will be available, including Falco, Shachi, Shew and Juza. [*] New moves. The destructive power of the techniques of Hokuto Shinken and Nanto Seiken meet the intense action of the Warriors series to produce a thrilling experience. In addition to the signature moves of the first title, new actions such as ‘sprint’ and ‘dodge’ have been added to the move sets. [*] Dream Mode introduces new, original storylines to the Fist of the North Star Universe while bridging the gaps between parts of the main story, often focusing on some of the series’ minor characters. [*] Online Co-Op and Versus play. For the first time, Dream Mode will be playable in co-op or versus play via the internet. [/list] In addition, a variety of character costumes and stages will be available as downloadable content. To celebrate the release of ‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2’, Tecmo Koei released a comprehensive 4 minute long action packed launch trailer, showcasing the wide variety of modes and characters and exciting battles from this title. Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires combines thrilling battlefield action with strategic gameplay, giving each player the opportunity to influence the way history unfolds: gain fame in battle and rule their own nation as a ‘Ruler’, use strategy to seize power and invade neighboring territories as a ‘Strategist’ or become a mercenary and sell their services around the land as a ‘Free Officer’. Through actions such as earning fame on the battlefield, protecting the people or looking to expand their own personal wealth and power, the choices made during the strategy and battle phases have an impact on the character’s position. The newly improved Edit Mode enhances the personalized gameplay, allowing the player to fully customize their own unique character by picking the facial features, personality, weapon animation, abilities, outfits, etc. and throw them into battle. These characters can then be shared online for others to download and incorporate in their own game through the ‘Extras’ mode. In this mode the player can utilize all the available online features of the game, like putting together teams of up to four created characters and forming their own kingdom, co-operating with another player to clear a level or using downloaded characters as guest officers who can provide assistance in the battlefield. Edited characters also include their creator’s play history, so the play style is carried over, allowing for a simulated multiplayer experience. For more information please visit http://www.kensrage.com/2/, http://www.tecmokoeiamerica.com/dw7e/, and www.facebook.com/koeigames. About TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP: TECMO KOEI 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 TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl® and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises.