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'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Slashes Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 11:14 p.m. PST

KOEI announced its hack & slash Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends is now available in North America, serving 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.

"The Dynasty Warriors series of games has become a perennial favorite. Powered by the most advanced melee combat technology, Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends takes the series a step further with more incredible action, powerful storytelling, and masterful details," said Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for KOEI Corporation. "With the game's new Destiny mode and the vastly expanded character Edit, fans can create their own warrior legacy."

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 and kingdom they will serve. If a player becomes unhappy with his commanding officer, the player can switch allegiance to another general and kingdom.

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.

Across the globe, the Dynasty Warriors series of games has become one of this generation's most popular and influential series. Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends already made its debut in Japan this past September as the top-selling title across all platforms. In North America, the original Dynasty Warriors 5 for PlayStation 2 has become one of the best-selling games released this year for the console.

Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends is a 1-2 player game, is rated "T" (Teen- Mild Language, Violence), and retails for only $29.99.

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