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'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT

Get ready for some Chinese take-out! KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends will ship to North American retailers on November 15, 2005 with an MSRP of only $29.99.

'For only $29.99, Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends can be played as a standalone game or used as an expansion to the original Dynasty Warriors 5, making it an ideal gift for budget-minded shoppers and core gamers this Holiday season,' said Amos Ip, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for KOEI Corporation. 'The Dynasty Warriors series of games is clearly one of this generation's most popular and influential franchises. In North America alone, the original Dynasty Warriors 5 for PlayStation 2 outsold many of this year's other highly-anticipated
games.'

Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends (DW5XL) is an expansion disc that can be played with or without the original Dynasty Warriors 5 (DW5). DW5 can be 'remixed' with DW5XL to add new Xtreme Legends features to DW5's Musou and Free Modes. (Dynasty Warriors 5 is sold separately).

Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends serves up a banquet of 18 all-new maps, 5 sizzling modes, and so much more! In 'Legend' mode, gamers will take part in never-before-told stories, including the first showdown between the Kingdoms of Wei and Shu, and the attempt to kidnap the Emperor. Players can order up a new hero in the series' most expansive 'Edit' mode; with à la carte options to create 20,000 possible character combinations. In the game's new 'Destiny' mode, the player starts as a foot soldier, and works their way up the ranks. Gamers will have a previously unheard of level of control over their character's destiny by choosing which officer they will serve and to which kingdom they will pledge allegiance.

Additional features include 2 player co-op play in the intimidating 'Xtreme' mode, two new 'Challenge' courses, a new 'Blacksmith' system that allows players to upgrade their characters and weapons using special items, a 'Novice' difficulty level, plus new rare items and power-up items.

Developed by KOEI's award-winning internal team, Omega Force, Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends is a 1-2 player game, and is rated 'T' (Teen- Mild Language, Violence), by the ESRB.

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