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KOEI Corporation Official Website - Kessen Game Site:
    An age of hostility, where Warriors face each other in a conflict that will decide the fate of all.

    Victory does not always go to the strong or the many. Fickle chance and base treachery leave chaos in their wake And bring about unexpected conclusions.

    Now, an exciting old period has been brought to new and vibrant life.

    A new generation of Entertainment brought to life through Japan's Warring States period.

    Dynamic!! Be drawn deep into the eddies of war!!

    Compelling!! Experience the thrill of command!!

    Real!! Watch as the characters come alive!!

    http://www.koei.com/games/archive.cfm

    Contributed by Indra was here (20892) on May 07, 2003.

From uk.playstation.com:
    The foreboding and acrid smoke of war flows across a field where a gentle morning mist settled just hours before, and the peace of dawn is broken. Thousands upon thousands of troops face each other, as warriors have done for millennia, before the flight of arrows and barrage of rifle fire signal the start of the Kessen, or "strategic battle"

    Assume the role of a seventeenth century Japanese Warlord with tens of thousands of troops at your disposal. Infantry, archers, riflemen and a feared cavalry are at your command as you engage rival states in epic and legendary conflicts across richly detailed environments. What is more, Kessen introduces Agent Technology, a new capability that increases the realism of individual behaviour in the context of group action immensely, adding to the incredible detail of the game.

    Kessen is a 3D real-time strategy game that gives you absolute control over the armies you command, allowing interaction with a huge number of characters on screen at any one time. Plan strategies and issue your orders depending on how battles unfold, and note how your officers' personalities evolve as situations change and they become battle hardened veterans. The fate of your men, territory and home is up to your competence as both a leader and soldier - make your decisions wisely.




    Contributed by Grant McLellan (622) on Sep 12, 2001.

Back Cover (PAL):
    PUSH YOUR GAMING TO THE LIMITS

    Containing the most astonishing video images and exciting gameplay.

  • Thousands of individual animations and over one hundred 3D characters on screen at one time.

  • Archers, infantry, riflemen, assassins... interact with over one hundred 3D characters on screen at once.

  • Guide your armies into epic, decisive battles and shape the destiny of a nation.

  • Betrayal, assistance and revenge... the warmth and frailty of human bonds each find expression in this drama of war.

    Three types of views:
  • main view of the battlefield
  • middle view where you can see the movemements of all units.
  • cinematic view that brings you into close contact with the battle as if you were really there.

    "...the benchmark for the PlayStation 2 in both graphic presentation and gameplay."
    -IGN.com

    Contributed by MAT (218764) on Jul 18, 2001.

Back Cover (NTSC):
    "...the benchmark for the PS2 in both graphic presentation and gameplay."
    -IGN.com

    Epic, Real-Time Strategic Warfare

    Take command of one of the greatest conflicts in history and determine the fate of a nation.

    COMMAND THOUSANDS OF TROOPS...
    Guide your armies into epic, decisive battles and shape the destiny of a nation.

    UNLEASH THE POWER OF DVD FOR THE PLAYSTATION 2...
    Beautiful, rich environments and ultra-detailed, storied characters will dazzle the eyes and imagination.

    ARCHERS, INFANTRY, RIFLEMEN, CAVALRY, ASSASSINS...
    Interact with over a hundred 3D characters on screen at once.

    BETRAYAL, ASSISTANCE, REVENGE...
    The warmth and frailry of human bonds each find expression in this drama of war.

    "Kessen sets a new high watermark for visuals in strategy games."
    -GameFan Magazine

    Contributed by MAT (218764) on Jul 18, 2001.

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