Dynasty Warriors 5 ShipsBURLINGAME, CA -- March 29, 2006 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that DYNASTY WARRIORS(r)5 EMPIRES for Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system has shipped to North American retailers. Consumers can order the game now at gamestop.com, ebgames.com and toysrus.com. About DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 EMPIRES DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 EMPIRES is the first appearance of the Tactical Action mega-series on Xbox 360. With features exclusive to Xbox 360 including widescreen graphics presented in full 720p and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, the game delivers the most stunning and detailed portrayal of the Dynasty Warriors ever. Gamers will feel as though they were pulled onto the battlefield as battle cries and stampeding soldiers come from every direction. In DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 EMPIRES, the player is presented with map of Ancient China with the ultimate goal of uniting its 25 regions into single empire using cunning diplomacy and uncompromising military force. Before each battle, the player will meet with the war council to decide upon military and political policies for the kingdom; then its time for war. DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 EMPIRES gives players complete autonomy over their kingdom. Theres expanded authority over Government, Product Development, Diplomacy and Battle Tactics with the games 25 new policies for a total of 75 in all. Gamers can now issue direct orders to each officer or signal general commands to officers on the field. Players will order when the army will take the offensive, defend their ground, or have all officers gather for an ambush. Players will also choose the officers for an attack force, entice captives into joining the kingdoms service and even expel officers from their kingdom. The games imperial-sized action includes 4 scenarios to unlock, 2-Player Co-Op play in "Empire" and "Free" modes, new items to unlock, and control of over 200 officers! Once the dust has settled, theres the real history of Ancient China to discover in the games detailed Encyclopedia. Developed by KOEIs award-winning internal team, Omega Force, DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 EMPIRES is a 1-2 player game, and is rated "T" (Teen- Mild Language Violence) by the ESRB. The suggested retail price for the PlayStation 2 version is US$29.99. The suggested retail price for the Xbox 360 version is US$39.99.