KOEI today announced that Kessen III has gone
gold and will ship to stores on February 22, 2005. As usual, the game is exclusive to the PlayStation 2.

"This month will finally see the release of one of the most long-awaited
sequels in KOEI's history. Over two years in the making, Kessen III is a
reinvention of the franchise. No longer a turn-based strategy, Kessen III is
a true real-time action game with clever strategy and tactical game
elements. More than just an action game, Kessen III is also a grand
movie-going experience. The story of one of Japan's most influential samurai
comes to life through more than 120 minutes of the most finely crafted
cinematic sequences," said Amos Ip, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at
KOEI Corporation. "This degree of beauty could not have been reached without
the talents of KOEI's internal development teams and Producer Kou Shibusawa.
With his vision for Kessen III, Kou Shibusawa continues to be a powerful
force in the entertainment industry."

Kessen III is rated "T" (Teen- Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB.