Pre-E3 09: Koei’s lineup: Dynasty Warriors … Troy?

Where there is Koei, there is Sterling, and I shall indeed be there when Koei announces Warriors: Legends of Troy. There is no gameplay synopsis, but judging by the title, could Omega Force be taking the Dynasty Warriors hack n’ slash formula and taking it to the famous battle of Troy? If so, I will be all up in that sh*t, fool. Dat be mah jam.

Koei will also be showing off Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll, its PS3-exclusive RPG that promises a more mature and dark experience than your average emo-flavored Japanese roleplayer. In addition to that, the Pokémon-style Monster Racers for DS will be shown, along with Warriors Orochi 2 for the PSP. 

I’ve been waiting for the Warriors series of games to leave Asia alone for a while, so if Legends of Troy is what I think it is, it shall be exciting times ahead. Well, for me anyway. Screw the rest of you, quite frankly.


KOEI to deliver an explosive showing with the debut of two new titles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles
Burlingame, CA, May 29, 2009 — KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced its lineup of titles that will be showcased at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), June 2-4 in Los Angeles. Among the games to be shown, the company will unveil two new titles at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This will be the first time in KOEI’s history that the company publicly debuts new titles outside of Japan.

“For over 30 years and counting, from classic games rich with history to world-renowned action mega-hits, KOEI consistently delivers the best in entertainment. This year will be no exception. In fact, we’re raising the bar,” said Amos Ip, senior vice president of KOEI Corporation. “At E3, KOEI promises an explosive array of action and role-playing games that will keep gamers on the edge of their seats.”

Gamers can follow @koeicorp on twitter for up-to-the minute news and behind-the-scenes happenings from the KOEI booth, E3 events and more.

The KOEI booth will be located in the South Hall #822. KOEI’s exciting portfolio of console and handheld games includes:

TRINITY: Souls of Zill O’ll™ – For years, Omega Force has transcended the action genre to create one of video gaming’s most legendary franchises. Now they will unleash their imaginations on the realm of fantasy with the upcoming TRINITY: Souls of Zill O’ll.

Warriors: Legends of Troy™ – Three thousand years ago, a poet sang of heroes strong enough to stand alone against an army. For love, they sailed the world. For family, they made the greatest sacrifices. For honor, they stood and faced the will of gods, and fought a war which shook the earth…

Monster Racers™ – Monster Racers for the Nintendo DS™ will take you on a quest around the globe in search of monsters to train, nurture, and race. For the first time in the genre, your skill in controlling your monster will be a key factor to winning each challenge. Races are filled with obstacles that will test your skills in controlling speed, jumping ability, and reaction time. By combining real-time racing, platform-style action, and role-playing with the fun of monster collecting, KOEI is bringing to life a colorful and unforgettable world where everyone can be a champion. This product is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB.

WARRIORS OROCHI®2 – The best-selling DYNASTY WARRIORS® and SAMURAI WARRIORS® crossover comes to the PSP®(PlayStation® Portable) system with continuing storylines. WARRIORS OROCHI 2 features three new game modes: Dream, VS and Survival, plus VS mode “Tag Team”-style matches that pit fighters in deadly head-to-head combat! New features for the PSP include 96 playable characters, 2-Player VS and Co-op and new scenarios. This game is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence) by the ESRB.

Jim Sterling