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Konami Ships Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits

15 Timeless Arcade Classics Debut on Nintendo DS with Unique New
> Presentation, Extensive Multiplayer Support and Behind the Scenes Extras
> REDWOOD CITY, Calif. ­ March 27, 2007 ­ Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
> today announced it has shipped Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits
> exclusively for the Nintendo DS to retail stores nationwide. Featuring 15
> of the most well known and influential arcade smash hits from the 1980¹s
> such as Contra, Gradius and Track & Field, the game lets players relive
> their greatest gaming memories with new dual screen presentation, support
> for wireless multiplayer action and a wealth of rare unlockable materials
> that provide an insider¹s view of these classic titles.
> Delivering 15 arcade classics to the Nintendo DS, Konami Classics Series:
> Arcade Hits lets players enjoy each game with a number of screen
> configurations including horizontal and vertical options. As they progress
> through each game, players can record and save replays of high scores and
> impressive feats which can then be shared with friends via local wireless
> connection on the Nintendo DS. A selection of games that featured
> multiplayer play in the arcades can be enjoyed wirelessly with a friend on
> the Nintendo DS, and players can also wirelessly send demo versions of all
> 15 games to other users within range.
> Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits features a treasure trove of unlockable
> content that lets fans of these 15 classic games dig deeper into their
> favorite titles. A selection of music tracks are available from the outset
> and can be enjoyed with headphones even when the Nintendo DS system is
> closed. Players can also view vintage concept art, promotional materials,
> photos of original arcade cabinets and even the actual arcade boards
> themselves.
> Below is a full summary of all 15 titles included in Konami Classics Series:
> Arcade Hits:
> * Basketball: Shoot, rebound and pass with authority as you carry your team
> through several levels of intense basketball competition.
> * Circus Charlie: Take control of a clown named Charlie, making your way
> through a series of circus themed challenges such as jumping on trampolines,
> tightrope walking and swinging on the flying trapeze.
> * Contra: In this original arcade shooter smash hit, take on the role of a
> hard boiled Marine as you single-handedly eradicate a deadly alien threat.
> * Gradius: Customize the legendary Vic Viper space craft as you fly and
> blast through hundreds of space enemies in this timeless shooter.
> * Horror Maze: Explore the haunted tomb of a fallen king, collecting
> treasure while avoiding the gruesome creatures that pursue you.
> * Pooyan: Play as Mrs. Pig and use your bow and arrow to protect your
> piglets from a sneaky pack of balloon-riding wolves.
> * RainbowBell: In this vertical shooter, take on enemies and avoid dangerous
> obstacles as you collect bells and battle huge bosses.
> * Road Fighter: Put the pedal to the metal in this fast-paced driving game,
> blowing past the competition for extra points while collecting valuable
> fuel.
> * Roc¹N Rope: Play as an archaeologist and use your harpoon gun to swing
> across cliffs in search of legendary treasures, avoiding dangerous cavemen
> and dinosaurs along the way.
> * Rush¹N Attack: Take on the role of a tough-as-nails special forces agent,
> rescuing prisoners of war and going head to head with endless waves of
> gun-toting enemies.
> * Scramble: Infiltrate the dreaded Scramble system in your advanced space
> fighter, blasting lasers and dropping bombs to destroy the base in this side
> scrolling shooter.
> * Shao-lin¹s Road: Unleash your lethal martial arts mastery on waves of
> hapless enemies in this platforming action game.
> * Time Pilot: Zip back and forth through time in your futuristic fighter
> craft, saving your comrades while taking on enemies from different moments
> in history.
> * Track and Field: Stake your claim for the gold medal, taking part in
> exciting competitions such as the 100 meter dash, long jump and javelin
> throw in this classic game of athletic prowess.
> * Yie-Ar Kung Fu: Deflect throwing stars, dodge swords and deliver ruthless
> high kicks while facing off one-on-one against a host of martial arts
> masters in merciless kung-fu matches.
> Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits has a suggested retail price of $29.99
> and is rated ³E10+² by the ESRB. For more information on the game, please
> visit www.konami.com .
> About Konami
> Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
> entertainment properties. Konami¹s titles include the popular franchises
> Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill®, Dance Dance Revolution® and Castlevania®,
> among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on
> the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company
> based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment,
> Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United
> States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami
> Corporation is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange
> under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can
> be found at www.konami.com.
> ³KONAMI² is a registered trademark of Konami Corporation.
> ³Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits² is a trademark of Konami Digital
> Entertainment Co., Ltd.
> Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

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