Part strategy, part puzzle game, Dynasty Tactics 2 is a turn-based Tactical Simulation game where players must annihilate enemy armies by forming chain reactions of high-intensity tactical maneuvers. In Dynasty Tactics 2, players assume the role of a general seeking to unite the warring states of China’s legendary Three Kingdoms.
When the original Dynasty Tactics was released last year, it reinvented the genre of Tactical Simulation and was honored by fans when the game won IGN.com’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Strategy Game of 2002.
The Dynasty Tactics series chronicles the turmoil that took place after the fall of China’s Han Empire. The civil war that followed was a dagger into the heart of China. Bandits, warlords, and legions of mercenaries ravaged the once noble land, and ripped the empire into three warring states. On those battlefields, the heroes of the Three Kingdoms were born.
“Two thousand years later, the history of the Three Kingdoms continues to play a significant role in Chinese popular culture. The legend continues to gain popularity in the West as evidenced by the success of the Dynasty Tactics and Dynasty Warriors series,” said Amos Ip, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at KOEI Corporation. “With Dynasty Tactics 2’s multiple story branches and endings, players will add their own chapter to the Three Kingdoms saga. More dynamic visual effects, a new tactics combo system, and new characters are certain to make this series as enduring as the legend on which it was based.”
In Dynasty Tactics 2, the almighty Lu Bu joins the roster of playable characters, while all of the playable characters from the original Dynasty Tactics return with compelling new stories. With three times more tactical maneuvers than the original, Dynasty Tactics 2 enhances the original “Tactics Linking System” with a new “Sequenced Strike System.” Taking advantage of the “Sequenced Strike System,” a single military unit is capable of launching a devastating offensive using up to ten “Tactical Combo” links.
Players can now obtain new tactics at “tactics training camps” located throughout the game. Furthermore, players can raise their own armies, acquire tactics for
subordinate officers, or employ “Alliance Tactics” by establishing relations with other commanders.
At the end of each stage, Dynasty Tactics 2’s new Points Evaluation System grades a player’s performance based on several criteria including: “complete defeats” and “number of tactics linkages.” At the conclusion of a game, the player’s Martial arts, Ingenuity, and Leadership abilities are also scored.
Currently in development by KOEI’s internal team in Yokohama, Japan, Dynasty Tactics 2 ships to North American retailers in September 2003. Dynasty
Tactics 2 is a 1 to 2-Player game. Available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Dynasty Tactics 2 is rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.
Dynasty Tactics 2 will make its North American debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in the KOEI Corporation meeting room, Kentia Hall #7017,
Los Angeles Convention Center.