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KONAMI ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE LINE-UP FOR 2008 AT GAMER’S NIGHT

Hmmm. I wasn't good enough to invite to the event, but apparently I'm good
enough to run the story. - MDS

El Segundo, Calif. - May 15th, 2008 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
> announced
> last night new titles and additional details for its 2008 lineup.
> Highlighting
> this year's releases are all-new versions of blockbuster franchises such as
> Metal
> Gear Solid®, Castlevania®, DanceDanceRevolution®, Lost In Blue® and Silent
> Hill®.
> Additionally, the recognized industry leader in the music gaming category
> announced
> its latest IP - Rock Revolution for the Xbox 360® video game and
> entertainment system
> from Microsoft(TM), PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii(TM) and
> Nintendo
> DS(TM). Below is additional information on the products that were showcased
> at Konami's
> 2008 Gamers Night:
> Critter Round-Up(TM)
> Release date: May 2008
> Genre: Puzzle/Action
> Platform: WiiWare(TM)
> As Konami's first WiiWare(TM) title, Critter Round-Up introduces a fun puzzle
> game
> where players are challenged with separating each different critter species
> into
> their own area by building fences. Avoid the predators and other
> mischievous animals
> as they will try and stop you from rounding them up. Test your skills and
> get more
> points by corralling all the same critters into just one area and by using
> less
> fence. Four player co-op and a great set of competitive mini-games will have
> you
> rounding up critters until the cows come home.
> Castlevania®: Order of Ecclesia
> Release date: Fall 2008
> Genre: Action
> Platform: Nintendo DS(TM)
> Following on the success of Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin the legendary
> Castlevania®
> series is back in its 3rd installment on Nintendo DS(TM). This time you play
> as
> a member of the Ecclesia, an organization that has sworn to defeat the evil
> forces
> of Dracula. Use the brand new Glyph attack system which has more than 100
> different
> combinations to battle Dracula and his minions throughout 20 explorable areas
> inside
> and outside of the castle. Take part in side quests and collect items to
> power
> up your character in the next great Castlevania® game produced by Koji
> Igarashi.
> DanceDanceRevolution®X
> Release date: Fall 2008
> Genre: Music/Dance
> Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system
> Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the most popular dance video game!
> Continuing
> its evolution on the PlayStation®2 system, DanceDanceRevolution®X explodes
> onto
> the dance floor with enhanced graphics, fun interactive gameplay, an
> incredible
> song selection with 70 awesome music tracks and innovative new game modes.
> Brand
> new LAN Battle Mode will let up to 8 players battle simultaneously through
> the
> LAN connection on their PlayStation®2 system. Create your own workout and
> fitness
> program through an enhanced Workout Mode. Utilize the EyeToy USB Camera (for
> PlayStation®2)
> to implement yourself into the game.
> DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party(TM) 2
> Release date: Fall 2008
> Genre: Music/Dance
> Platform: Wii(TM)
> DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary with an all-new game
> for Wii(TM)!
> The best selling dance game returns, with an entirely new soundtrack, game
> modes
> and interactivity. DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2 enhances the series'
> trademark
> interactive gameplay by combining the physically engaging, innovative and
> easy-to-pick-up-and-play
> mechanics of the Wii(TM) console. DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2 is
> sure
> to be the life of the party with 4 player multiplayer, Wii Remote(TM) and
> Nunchuk
> support, smash hits taken from the last four decades of music, entirely new
> modes
> and more!
> DanceDanceRevolution® UNIVERSE3
> Release date: Fall 2008
> Genre: Music/Dance
> Platform: Xbox 360®
> DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary! DanceDanceRevolution®
> UNIVERSE3
> dances its way to you with an all new sleek enhanced interface, fun new modes
> and
> settings for players of all skill levels, cool smash-hit songs, robust online
> and
> offline support and exciting new exclusives! DJ Mode makes its debut on the
> Xbox
> 360®, allowing gamers to create their own tracks and song lists to dance to!
> Innovative
> City Mode lets you compete against bosses throughout the
> DanceDanceRevolution® city
> to become the ultimate champion.
> Deca Sports(TM)
> Release date: May 13, 2008
> Genre: Sports
> Platform: Wii(TM)
> It's the ultimate sports package! So fun to play and easy to master for
> casual
> and hardcore gamers alike! Experience fun filled sports competition across
> 10 different
> sporting events. With easy-to-pick up and play controls, Deca Sports(TM) will
> make
> a multi-sport athlete out of everyone in your entire family. Smash, spike
> and smoke
> the competition in events like Badminton, Beach Volleyball, and Kart Racing.
> The
> spirit of competition never felt this good. Deca Sports(TM) takes Wii(TM)
> play to
> the next level!
> Hellboy(TM): The Science of Evil
> Release date: June 24, 2008
> Genre: Action
> Platform: PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3 system
> Hellboy(TM): The Science of Evil will give players the opportunity to
> experience
> the epic adventures of the acclaimed comic book hero, fusing action,
> atmosphere
> and humor. In his latest quest, Hellboy must rush to defeat the crazed
> Hermann
> Von Klempt before he can exert his evil will upon earth. The game lets
> players
> unleash Hellboy's superhuman abilities and the Right Hand of Doom as they
> smash
> their way through hordes of enemies using their environment for added
> destructive
> power and strategy. Just another day for Hellboy.
> Lost in Blue®: Shipwrecked! (working title)
> Release date: Fall 2008
> Genre: Survival Adventure
> Platform: Wii(TM)
> The Lost in Blue® series makes its console debut with Lost in Blue®:
> Shipwrecked!
> (working title). Experience a survival adventure like never before through
> colorful
> 3D graphics and the uniquely interactive capabilities of Wii(TM). Players
> will find
> themselves stranded on a mysterious island filled with lush forests, ancient
> ruins,
> and an active volcano. With the help of a trusty pet and a new friend,
> you'll explore
> the mysteries of the island to find a way home or make a new life for
> yourselves
> there forever.
> Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots
> Release date: June 12, 2008
> Genre: Stealth Action
> Platform: PLAYSTATION®3 system
> Created by the legendary Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the
> Patriots
> is the final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake, which sends him around the
> world
> in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid Ocelot. Armed with new gadgets and
> abilities,
> Solid Snake must shift the tides of war into his favor, using the chaos of
> the battlefield
> to infiltrate deep into enemy territory. In his globetrotting final mission,
> Snake
> must sneak deep into enemy locations in the Middle East, South America, and
> other
> corners of the earth to foil Liquid Ocelot's plans for total world
> domination.
> Also included with Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots is Metal Gear®
> Online,
> the ultimate squad based, tactical shooter based on the Metal Gear Solid®
> Universe.
> Players can immerse themselves in this next-gen multiplayer experience with
> various
> maps, game play type and weapons to choose from.
> Rock Revolution(TM)
> Release date: Fall 2008
> Genre: Music/Dance
> Platform: Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3 system, Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM)
> Konami's latest addition to the music category, Rock Revolution(TM) will let
> players
> release their inner rockstar! Featuring the most realistic drum peripheral
> available,
> players can enjoy an immersive and realistic drum experience while allowing
> friends
> to accompany them on guitar or bass to mind bending rock and roll tracks.
> Rock Revolution
> will also feature an extensive selection of music tracks (including
> downloadable
> songs for the Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION®3 system), single-player and
> multiplayer
> co-op modes. This is the musical revolution the world has been waiting for!
> Silent Hill®: Homecoming
> Release date: September 2008
> Genre: Survival Horror
> Platform: Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3 system
> Silent Hill®: Homecoming is the latest entry into the Silent Hill franchise.
> The
> story follows Alex Shepherd who returns to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to
> investigate
> the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd's Glen to the foggy
> streets
> of Silent Hill, Alex must face the darkest of horrors in order to find his
> brother.
> Struggling with his own grip on reality, Alex must unravel the mystery behind
> his
> nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother's and father's
> disappearances,
> and confront the evil that has taken hold of his own flesh and blood.
> New International Track and Field(TM)
> Release date: July 2008
> Genre: Sports
> Platform: Nintendo DS(TM)
> The classic sporting game series of Track & Field celebrates its' 25th
> Anniversary
> by coming to Nintendo DS(TM). All the excitement and fun of the original
> titles
> is brought up to date with a bright and stylish new look, more events and
> online
> play.
> The hyper-addictive gameplay was developed to take full advantage of the
> touch screen
> and stylus, thus providing gamers with a unique experience on DS(TM). Players
> can
> either dip into single events or take on the challenge of the sporting career
> mode.
> Test your skills against the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and see if
> you
> have what it takes to become the best in the world. Going beyond mere online
> play
> New International Track and Field(TM) features online tournaments and
> worldwide
> rankings.
> For more information about Konami games visit: www.konami.com
> About Konami
> Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
> entertainment
> properties. Konami's 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.
> "PlayStation," "PLAYSTATION," "PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered
> trademarks
> of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP® system - Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be
> required
> (sold separately).
> © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360,
> Xbox
> LIVE and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies
> and are
> used under license from Microsoft.
> Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.

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