Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Koei - Dynasty Warriors 6 Is Out Now. DLC Coming July - Press Release

Koei have announced that Dynasty Warriors 6 has been released. they also mention that in July, there will be DLC which offers more character customisation and music for the game.

Press Release

Create your own warrior and fight for control of Ancient China in KOEI’s Tactical Action opus Burlingame, CA, June 24, 2009 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced thatDYNASTY WARRIORS®6: Empires is available now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Most eagerly awaited by fans is the game’s new Edit mode where players can create their own character. DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires features an extensive character editing system with options to customize a warrior’s gender, build, skin tone, facial features, voice, clothing, weapon and more.

Starting this July, gamers will be able to download new character customization options and music tracks from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and from PlayStation®Network.

Gamers can find DYNASTY WARRIORS®6: Empires at retailers throughout North America including, GameFly and GameStop.

For the latest updates, follow @KOEIcorp on twitter and visit the official minisite at

Designed for the legions of Dynasty Warriors fans, DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires is a game that brings together the best aspects of the action and strategy genres. In this latest edition, players can experience Ancient China’s greatest and most glorious war as an all-powerful lord or as an officer.

As a lord, gamers must think strategically. By deciding when to attack, when to resist invasion, or when to initiate policies, a lord can expand their power and influence. An easy-to-learn “card collecting” system lets players enact policies that will increase their empire’s strength, improve the abilities of their forces, and more.

Players can also pledge their allegiance to a kingdom to become an officer. As an officer, players can suggest policies in the kingdom’s war council, complete missions for rewards, or even turn against their ruler should relations sour.

Whomever players choose to be, they can now use mountain ledges and waterways to infiltrate enemy bases and launch surprise attacks on supply depots to change the flow of battle.

DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires is developed by Omega Force and is for 1 to 2 players (offline). This game is rated “T” (TEEN – Alcohol Reference, Violence) by the ESRB.

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 2008, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $286 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., the UK, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. More information about KOEI and its products can be found
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Funcom - New Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Update Announced. Gangs of Tarantia Launching - Press Release

Funcom have announced the 5th update for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is called Gangs of Tarantia.
This update brings to the game the Tarantia Commons district, new storylines, more enemies and rewards. The update also brings some radical changes to how the game is played and experienced. for example, items now have a more profound impact on your characters powers, making them even more valuable. also guild cities will see more activity, PvP minigames now give the player experience, and you can now buy social pets like dogs, cats and snakes.

Press Release

DURHAM, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- Jun 24, 2009 Funcom is proud to announce the launch of Update 5 – ‘Gangs of Tarantia’ on the 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' live servers. Players can now look forward to exploring a whole new area, the Tarantia Commons district, complete with a spectacular new storyline, more enemies to defeat, and more rewards to be had. This is the fifth installment in a series of updates that is delivering new and improved content to the game’s playerbase. ‘Age of Conan’ has seen a slew of updates since launching last year, adding countless hours of more content and new features to the game.

“The team has poured a lot of dedication and hard work into making this update a reality,” says Funcom game director Craig Morrison. “Not only are we adding a massive new area to the game where level seventy players can find hours of more entertainment, we have also made significant changes to core systems in the game that will hopefully make the game experience more fun and a lot more rewarding!”

Besides adding a wealth of new content, the update also introduces fundamental changes to how the game is played and experienced. Players will now find that items within the game and their associated statistics has changed radically, making items have a more profound impact on your character's powers. This will make equipment even more valuable, and the process of obtaining new weapons and armor through quests and adventure even more rewarding. The update should make a significant impact on how gamers play 'Age of Conan' and how they now experience the gameplay with their characters.

The update also introduces a vast number of other changes and additions. For instance, guild cities will now see an increased activity as guards and merchants now walk the streets, bringing life to the settlement. Also, players can now gain PvP (player vs. player) experience from doing PvP mini-games, and even purchase social pets such as snakes, dogs, and cats. For more information on all the improvements the update has to offer, please visit the 'Age of Conan'community website.

Launching in May last year ‘Age of Conan’ quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In North America, the most prominent online gaming market in the west, ‘Age of Conan’ became the third best-selling PC title of the year only beaten by ‘Spore’ and ‘World of Warcraft’. In the weeks after launch ‘Age of Conan’ simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. ‘Age of Conan’ is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish, and is being prepared for launch in Korea as well.

For more information and how to buy ‘Age of Conan’ please visit

ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit For information about Funcom games visit, or Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by many acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit

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Glu Mobile - Modern Warfare 2 Announced for Mobile Platforms - Press Release

Glu Mobile have announced that, in partnership with Activision, they are bringing Modern Warfare 2 to Mobiles. it is set for a Q4 2009 release on phones and carriers that support Android, Blackberry, BREW, J2ME and Windows Mobile.

Press Release

SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jun 24, 2009 Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced plans to release a Modern Warfare 2 mobile game, published as part of the company’s expanded partnership with Activision Publishing, Inc. The mobile title will be available in Q4 2009 and will be published worldwide for carriers and application stores that support Android, Blackberry, BREW, J2ME and Windows Mobile.

“Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most anticipated entertainment properties of the year and the Glu team is excited to develop a mobile game for this blockbuster title for fans of the Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare franchise,” said Jill Braff, senior vice president, global publishing, Glu Mobile.

For more information, go to For live updates, follow Glu on Twitter at or become a Glu Mobile fan on Facebook.
About Glu Mobile

Glu (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Glyder, Bonsai Blast, Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and Brain Genius, and titles based on major brands from partners including Atari, Activision, Konami, Harrah's, Hasbro, Warner Bros., Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif. and has offices in London, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, China, Brazil, Chile, Canada and Mexico. Consumers can find high-quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at

Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the anticipated launch date of theModern Warfare® 2 mobile game. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that Glu may not launch the mobile game as scheduled; the risk that any or all of the mobile games launched by Glu from the Activision partnership may not be accepted by consumers as expected; and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in Glu’s most recent report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11, 2009. Glu is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

GLU MOBILE, GLU, BONSAI BLAST, SUPER K.O. BOXING!, STRANDED, BRAIN GENIUS and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile Inc.

© 2009 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision, Call of Duty and Modern Warfare are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. The ratings icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

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