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ZeroTheWarrior
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April 27th, 2009, 8:52 pm #1

[i]EDIT: I have combined the three following topics into one- [b]KOEI and NIS america?; whats this all about..., KOEI join "ESA" -- KOEI sign up to the ESA; Koei, Crave and Playlogic join ESA, KOEI announces Partnership with GamersGate - ROTK XI; Koei and GamersGate Sign Deal[/b] so that all future Koei news related stories may be discussed into a single topic and can all be sought out in one place for easy reference. All general news regarding Koei Corporation will be posted here. Thank you very much!
-Manji[/i]

i hope this is the right board for this, it IS about koei, afterall...

anyway, they're teaming up with these people to do... what now?

the thing that caught my eye was that "cross edge" game... but another thing that struck me... was that these are ONLY for the UK... what the hell?

...why does america never get any cross over games like these?

usually its because of "copyright" problems, but... if thats so, why do all other parts of the world manage fine with it... it only seems to be america's hang up...

guess its going slightly off the focus of koei now.. i just want some answers is all, and if this really is in the wrong board, then please move it to where it should be, cause i have no idea where it should be if not here...

...i always have horrible times with forums, cause they're never that clear to me...


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rayhaku
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April 27th, 2009, 10:28 pm #2

[quote=ZeroTheWarrior]i hope this is the right board for this, it IS about koei, afterall...

anyway, they're teaming up with these people to do... what now?

the thing that caught my eye was that "cross edge" game... but another thing that struck me... was that these are ONLY for the UK... what the hell?

...why does america never get any cross over games like these?

usually its because of "copyright" problems, but... if thats so, why do all other parts of the world manage fine with it... it only seems to be america's hang up...

guess its going slightly off the focus of koei now.. i just want some answers is all, and if this really is in the wrong board, then please move it to where it should be, cause i have no idea where it should be if not here...

...i always have horrible times with forums, cause they're never that clear to me...[/quote]yeah when i read UK i was omg noooooo i want in america... but sony consoles?? hacked psp + foreign game = weeeeeee

i wonder if there is a regional difference for US and UK ps3.

but they're teaming up with NIS of america right? i like NIS' games too...
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Fayt
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April 27th, 2009, 10:28 pm #3

Well NIS America do translations for Nippon Ichi games, and only have an office/distributing facility in the US I guess.

To it appears they have just hit up KOEI (again) and have a mutual partnership to distribute those games for the PAL/UK audience.

KOEI have done so in the past for the UK audience with the likes of the Disgaea games after all.

Still, any additional support to release games to the PAL/UK audience is a great thing, I hope more companies do such things in the future. :)
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Andreas-andi
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April 28th, 2009, 1:18 am #4

[b]KOEI[/b] and [b]NIS America[/b]= This is very good :)




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Andreas-andi
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April 28th, 2009, 1:35 am #5

[u][b]"KOEI", "Crave" and "Playlogic Entertainment" join "ESA"[/b][/u]

[b]KOEI[/b], Crave and Playlogic sign up to the [b]ESA[/b] :
1- [url=http://n4g.com/dev/News-318582.aspx]http://n4g.com/dev/News-318582.aspx[/url]
2- [url=http://www.destructoid.com/crave-koei-and-playlogic-join-the-esa-130054.phtml]http://www.destructoid.com/crave-koei-and-playlogic-join-the-esa-130054.phtml[/url]
3- [url=http://www.gamingshogun.com/Article/4063/Crave-_KOEI-_and_Playlogic_Entertainment_Join_ESA.html]http://www.gamingshogun.com/Article/4063/Crave-_KOEI-_and_Playlogic_Entertainment_Join_ESA.html[/url]
4- [url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/koei-crave-and-playlogic-sign-up-to-the-esa]http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/koei-crave-and-playlogic-sign-up-to-the-esa[/url]


[u][b]Here is the current official Press Release:[/b][/u]


[u][b]KOEI CORPORATION, CRAVE ENTERTAINMENT AND PLAYLOGIC ENTERTAINMENT JOIN THE ESA[/b][/u]

[b]APRIL 27, 2009 – WASHINGTON, DC[/b] – KOEI Corporation, Crave Entertainment and Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. are the three newest members of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association announced today. These companies bring a wealth of experience, innovation and artistic talent in delivering high quality entertainment software for a variety of platforms.

[i][b]“Our growing membership is a reflection of the ESA’s valued and successful work on the key public policy issues facing the entertainment software industry,”[/b][/i] said Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA. [b][i]"Crave Entertainment, KOEI and Playlogic are key partners in leading that effort, and I am pleased to welcome them to the ESA."[/i][/b]

Formed in 1997 and based out of Newport Beach, Calif., Crave Entertainment is a publisher of videogame entertainment products for all of the major console and handheld gaming platforms that focuses on providing quality content in the casual and value gaming markets. Crave Entertainment publishes software in a variety of genres including Brunswick Bowling and the Pinball Hall of Fame series.

“With the Fillpoint acquisition of Crave Entertainment and SVG Distribution complete, we are excited to be renewing our membership and affiliation with the ESA”, stated David Burchi, Senior Vice President of Content and Strategic Development. “The ESA has been instrumental in our industry and we are proud to be a part of their efforts.”

[b]Based in Burlingame, Calif., KOEI Corporation established operations in 1988 as the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan. KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Warriors series of games have generated a combined 18 million units in global sales.[/b]

[i][b]"KOEI is proud to join the ESA, an organization that represents the positive growth of the computer and video game industry,"[/b][/i] said President "Kenji Matsubara" of KOEI Corporation. [b][i]"We look forward to participating in the association's ongoing programs and initiatives, and to working with member companies to broaden the visibility of the entertainment software industry in the U.S."[/i][/b]

Playlogic Entertainment Inc., with its U.S. headquarters in New York, is an independent publisher of entertainment software for consoles, PCs, handhelds, mobile devices and other digital media. Playlogic publishes various genres of games developed throughout the world and also has an in-house production facility located in the Netherlands.

“We are launching Playlogic as a standalone publisher in North America with the goal to bring gaming content that appeals to audiences of all ages and gaming interests,” said Paige Carlson, Vice President, Sales and Operations, North America. “You’ll see a lineup that includes family friendly console games as well as ground-breaking mature rated games for the core next gen gamer.”


[b]About the Entertainment Software Association[/b]

The Entertainment Software Association is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. The ESA offers services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, owning the E3 Expo, business and consumer research, federal and state government relations, First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts. For more information, please visit [url=http://www.theESA.com]http://www.theESA.com[/url]


[b]About SVG Distribution / Crave Entertainment[/b]

Based in Newport Beach, California, Crave Entertainment / SVG Distribution is a full-service video game sales and distribution company and specialty publisher of videogame entertainment products for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. SVG Distribution / Crave Entertainment is a subsidy of Fillpoint. For more information about Crave Entertainment / SVG Distribution, please visit www.svgdistribution.com and [url=http://www.cravegames.com]http://www.cravegames.com[/url]


[b]About Fillpoint[/b]

Located in Malta, New York, Fillpoint is a leading provider of direct-to-consumer fulfillment services, distributor and e-commerce solutions for videogame hardware, software, accessories and PC software for national retailers and software publishers. For more information, please visit [url=http://www.fillpoint.com]http://www.fillpoint.com[/url]


[b]About KOEI Corporation[/b]

[b]KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2007, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $291 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., the UK, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. On April 1st, 2009, KOEI Co., Ltd. and TECMO, LTD. merged to form TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD. More information about KOEI and its products can be found at [url=http://www.koei.com]http://www.koei.com[/url][/b]


[b]About Playlogic[/b]

Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. is an independent worldwide publisher of entertainment software for consoles, PCs, handhelds, mobile devices, and other digital media. Playlogic distributes its products through all available channels, online and offline. Playlogic, who currently has approximately 110 employees, is listed on Nasdaq OTC under the symbol "PLGC.OB" and is headquartered in New York, USA and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its in-house game development studio “Playlogic Game Factory” is based in Breda (the Netherlands).

Playlogic's portfolio includes games that are being developed by several teams at the Playlogic Game Factory, as well as games developed by a number of studios throughout the world with approximately 400 people of external development staff. The Playlogic Game Factory also develops first party titles for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE).

Playlogic publishes quality games, working with leading technology to produce digital entertainment from concept to finished product. Playlogic plans to publish 12 titles, on several platforms, during 2009.


sources:
1- [url=http://n4g.com/dev/News-318582.aspx]http://n4g.com/dev/News-318582.aspx[/url]
2- [url=http://www.destructoid.com/crave-koei-and-playlogic-join-the-esa-130054.phtml]http://www.destructoid.com/crave-koei-and-playlogic-join-the-esa-130054.phtml[/url]
3- [url=http://www.gamingshogun.com/Article/4063/Crave-_KOEI-_and_Playlogic_Entertainment_Join_ESA.html]http://www.gamingshogun.com/Article/4063/Crave-_KOEI-_and_Playlogic_Entertainment_Join_ESA.html[/url]
4- [url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/koei-crave-and-playlogic-sign-up-to-the-esa]http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/koei-crave-and-playlogic-sign-up-to-the-esa[/url]



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Mizzle
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April 28th, 2009, 4:06 am #6

I wonder as to what effect these mergers will have on our favorite titles.



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ZeroTheWarrior
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April 28th, 2009, 8:09 pm #7

...well, yeah its good for UK people... but for those of us in the US, we're screwed in this deal... we get nothing it seems...

i want a crossover game like that... the only crossover games america gets suck, except for the smash bros. games from nintendo...


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Andreas-andi
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April 29th, 2009, 6:27 am #8

I can not speak english well.

I think, the PS3 game [b]"Cross Edge"[/b] is a good game.
Here is a nice [b]Screenshot[/b]:
[url=http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/970/970786/cross-edge-20090407043943645_640w.jpg]http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/970/970786/cross-edge-20090407043943645_640w.jpg[/url]
[img]http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/970/970786/cross-edge-20090407043943645_640w.jpg[/img]


And, here are three Gameplay videos about the PS3 game [b]"Cross Edge"[/b]:
1- [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv8TzMTPODg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv8TzMTPODg[/url]
2- [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_VNc-8aypA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_VNc-8aypA[/url]
3- [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIt1j9CrVFg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIt1j9CrVFg[/url]

And, here are two Gameplay videos about the PSP game [b]"Prinny"[/b]:
1- [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HIiGvzWmPg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HIiGvzWmPg[/url]
2- [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLh4-_ND2s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLh4-_ND2s[/url]

And, here are two Gameplay videos about the PS2 game [b]"Ar Tonelico 2"[/b]:
1- [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uLeovRZSVE&feature=related]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uLeovRZSVE&feature=related[/url]
2- [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyDde4J1kQU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyDde4J1kQU[/url]



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Daosiying
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April 29th, 2009, 6:33 am #9

[quote=ZeroTheWarrior]...well, yeah its good for UK people... but for those of us in the US, we're screwed in this deal... we get nothing it seems...

i want a crossover game like that... the only crossover games america gets suck, except for the smash bros. games from nintendo...[/quote]The hell you talking about? X Edge's out next month. NIS of America's publishing the US version.
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Oreadia
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April 29th, 2009, 9:06 am #10

PS3 = region free, so what are you scared of?
you can play Jap games using an US or UK console

But... first temco attacks Koei and now more big boobies? o_O I don't like this lol
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