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Colosseum: Road to Freedom Ad Blurbs (PlayStation 2)

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Press Release:

    Gladiator-themed Action Game for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system will
    Ship to North American retailers on July 19th.

    BURLINGAME, CA --July 11, 2005 -- The Colosseum, a great monument to Roman imperial strength, was the setting for some of the most brutal displays in history. This month, the monument returns to life in KOEI’s latest action title, COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM. Game publisher KOEI has announced that the action game has achieved gold status and will ship on July 19th to retailers throughout North America. Consumers can still pre-order the title at and

    “At the start of their training, gladiators swore an oath of obedience, where they would endure beatings with rods, burning flames, or execution by steel. This oath truly captures the spirit of the gladiator’s way of life. COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM recreates the gladiator experience through both combat and training,” said Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for KOEI Corporation. “The game faithfully recreates the fighting styles, weapons, and armor of the period and serves them up with a quick-paced 360 degree fighting system and immersive storyline.”

    Consumers can learn more about COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM at the game’s official minisite which launches today at

    About Colosseum: Road to Freedom
    With second century Rome serving as its backdrop, COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM takes gamers back in time and into the sandals of a slave turned gladiator. Players will experience first-hand the thrill of fighting in the violent and often gruesome spectacles of gladiatorial combat. In between battle days, players are taken to the gladiator training ground. There, gladiators will master fighting techniques, earn points, and increase their status by engaging in a rigorous training regimen.

    The Colosseum is a world unto itself with many challenges. In the game’s six styles of battle, players will fight man and beast, or reenact glorious military victories true to history. Key features of COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM include multiple battle styles, including bouts with tigers and bulls, a weapon and armor purchase and upgrade system, and a dynamic 360 degree fighting system.

    Developed by GOSHOW and licensed to KOEI Co., Ltd, by ERTAIN Corporation, COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM is published by KOEI Corporation in North America. COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM is a 1-2 player game, and is rated “M” (Mature- Blood, Violence).

    About the Development Team – GOSHOW Inc.
    Based in Tokyo, Japan, GOSHOW is comprised of team members who love games and continuously pursue the theoretical studies of entertainment. They are craftsmen who have chosen video games as the medium to demonstrate their expertise. They influence each other and strive to produce entertainment products that are perfect in every aspect.

    About KOEI Corporation
    KOEI Corporation, the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan, established operations in 1988. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company is now in its seventeenth year and is recognized as a leading content provider in the highly competitive video game industry.

    KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand for Strategy and Simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Dynasty Warriors® series has generated more than 7 million units in sales worldwide since its first release for the PlayStation game console in 1997.

    KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2004, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $270 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. The company constantly seeks the fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education. More information about KOEI’s products can be found on the Internet at,, and

    COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM ©2005 ERTAIN Corporation. All rights reserved. COLOSSEUM: ROAD TO FREEDOM is a trademark of ERTAIN Corporation. Developed by GOSHOW. Licensed to KOEI Co., Ltd. Published by KOEI Corporation. Dynasty Warriors and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd. Dynasty Warriors ©2005 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76454) on Apr 24, 2008.
    "Morituri te salutant" - those about to die salute you!

    Taken into slavery, you have a chance to earn your freedom in the
    arena, basking in the adoration of the crowd. Crying out for blood, the pack is hungry for entertainment and
    death, whether you fight against man and beast, or re-enact military battles of old.

    Koei's 3D gladiatorial beat 'em up brings you first-hand experience of the spectacle and
    violence of arena combat, as a conspiracy brews in the shadows that will shake the very
    foundations of the Roman Empire.

    • Six battle styles - Survival, Battle Royal, Duel, Team, Hunting and Mock

    • 360-degree combat where anything you can pick up becomes a weapon

    • Master combat techniques and outfit your gladiator with a range of equipment

    Contributed by DreinIX (10672) on Mar 06, 2008.

Back of Case - PS2 (US):
    Fight to Live. Live to Fight.

    Taken into slavery you must earn money through battle to buy your freedom. Step into the arena to bask in glory or bathe in blood. Fight man and beast, or reenact great Roman military victories to entertain crowds hungry for death. The choice is yours!

    • Master new skills and fighting styles at the training ground.
    • Encounter legendary gladiators. Win the crowd to increase your fame and fortune.
    • Glorious victory! The last man standing wins.

    Contributed by Sciere (585884) on Aug 21, 2005.