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'Colosseum: Road to Freedom' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT

The Colosseum, a great monument to Roman imperial strength, was the setting for some of the most brutal displays in history. This month, the monument returns to life in KOEI's latest action title, Colosseum: Road to Freedom. Game publisher KOEI has announced that the action game has achieved gold status and will ship on July 19th to retailers throughout North America.

"At the start of their training, gladiators swore an oath of obedience, where they would endure beatings with rods, burning flames, or execution by steel. This oath truly captures the spirit of the gladiator's way of life. Colosseum: Road to Freedom recreates the gladiator experience through both combat and training," said Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for KOEI Corporation. "The game faithfully recreates the fighting styles, weapons, and armor of the period and serves them up with a quick-paced 360 degree fighting system and immersive storyline."

Consumers can learn more about Colosseum: Road to Freedom at the game's official minisite which launches later today at www.koei.com.

With second century Rome serving as its backdrop, Colosseum: Road to Freedom takes gamers back in time and into the sandals of a slave turned gladiator. Players will experience first-hand the thrill of fighting in the violent and often gruesome spectacles of gladiatorial combat. In between battle days, players are taken to the gladiator training ground. There, gladiators will master fighting techniques, earn points, and increase their status by engaging in a rigorous training regimen.

The Colosseum is a world unto itself with many challenges. In the game's six styles of battle, players will fight man and beast, or reenact glorious military victories true to history. Key features of Colosseum: Road to Freedom include multiple battle styles, including bouts with tigers and bulls, a weapon and armor purchase and upgrade system, and a dynamic 360 degree fighting system.

Developed by GOSHOW and licensed to KOEI Co., Ltd, by ERTAIN Corporation, Colosseum: Road to Freedom is published by KOEI Corporation in North America. Colosseum: Road to Freedom is a 1-2 player game, and is rated "M" (Mature- Blood, Violence).

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