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Warriors Orochi

Platform(s): PC, PSP, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: KOEI
Developer: Omega Force
Release Date: Sept. 18, 2007

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'Warriors Orochi' (PSP/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 18, 2008 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT

Warriors Orochi boasts an amazing roster of 77 playable characters from both the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises, while four action- packed "crossover" storylines unveil events where characters from either series are pitted against one another. The game's new "Team Battle System" and "Weapon Fusion" push Tactical Action to a whole new level. For the first time in KOEI's Tactical Action games, players can create their own three-person tag team. At any given time, one warrior will be engaged in battle, while the other two are recuperating; restoring their Life Meters and Musou Gauges.

Without warning, the venomous Serpent King Orochi descended from the skies above. Using his unworldly powers to shatter time and space, Orochi kidnapped the strongest, wisest and most courageous warriors from Ancient China and Feudal Japan in a scheme to test his might against the heroes of these ages.

Most of the great armies of these two periods would succumb to the might of Orochi. Yet powerful warriors remain and are ready to continue the fight. Now, the greatest showdown in history is about to take place...

In Warriors Orochi the characters from both franchises must team-up to wage war against this new, yet powerful force. The game boasts an amazing roster of 77 playable characters from both the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises, while four action-packed "crossover" storylines feature amazing team-ups and some long-awaited confrontations between characters from both series.

The game's new "Team Battle System" and "Weapon Fusion" push Tactical Action to a whole new level. For the first time in KOEI's Tactical Action games, players can create their own three-person tag team. At any given time, one warrior will be engaged in battle, while the other two are recuperating; restoring their Life Meters and Musou Gauges. Every character is categorized according to offensive ability, and with new fighting techniques, it's up to the player to find the most lethal combination of warriors. "Weapon Fusion" lets players combine the attributes from different weapons for more devastating results.

PC Gamers can get a taste of the excitement and prepare for battle by downloading KOEI’s Warriors Orochi System Checker. This is a free tool that will analyze your PC and let you know if it meets the game’s minimum requirements. The System Checker will also show you how the game will actually look on your PC and the frame rate at which it will be running. Gamers can visit KOEI.com to learn how to download the free Warriors Orochi System Checker.

Warriors Orochi for Windows-based PC features enhanced graphics (for PCs meeting the recommended system requirements) Players can adjust the anti-aliasing, textures, dynamic shadows and lighting, and even set the character count. More enemies means more KOs!

Warriors Orochi for PSP boasts the massive seamless battlefields of the console versions, while previous games in the series for handheld platforms had combat taking place on battlefields divided into smaller “cells”. The handheld release includes all 79 playable characters, and features 2-player co-op play via wireless (ad-hoc).

Warriors Orochi PC Minimum Requirements

OS: Windows XP and Windows Vista
CPU: Pentium® 4 1.6GHz, Pentium 4 2.6GHz recommended
RAM: 256MB, 512MB recommended
Hard Disk: 4GB or more of free space
Display: 640×480 True Color enabled, 1024×768 recommended
Video Card: 3D Accelerator with Hardware T&L and Pixel Shading supporting 64MB or more of VRAM, DirectX 9.0c+ (please see Tested Video Cards for additional information), 128MB or more of VRAM recommended
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c+ compliant, 16-bit stereo with 44KHz playback supported by Windows XP/Vista
Middleware: DirectX 9.0c or higher, Windows Media Format 9 or higher
Controller: Keyboard, DirectX 9.0 compatible 12-button gamepad recommended

Warriors Orochi, rated “T, is currently available on PS2 and X360, a PSP & PC (download only) version are scheduled for March 28, 2008.


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