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DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3

New DDR music video contest.

WHAT: Konami announces the first ever DanceDanceRevolution Music & Motion Video Contest. Designed to inspire and challenge both old and new fans to develop their own fitness-based DanceDanceRevolution routine, the contest allows users to submit a recorded fitness video and have it posted and promoted on Konami.com for a chance to win a one-year membership at Bally Total Fitness®, a Nintendo Wii™ console, DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle and more! In order to qualify, participants must create a :30 - :60 second fitness video by using one of the songs from a designated track list encompassing all of the DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party installments. They will be judged on creativity, skill, originality, and integration of fitness related items.

Since it was first introduced to North American video game consoles in 2001, DanceDanceRevolution has become known worldwide for its effectiveness as a fitness and weight loss tool. Each version of the game comes with a user-friendly "Workout Mode" that allows players to easily manage their personal information and watch the calories melt away on a calorie counter located on screen.

The DanceDanceRevolution Music & Motion Contest is just one of the fitness initiatives surrounding the best-selling get-up-and-move video game in the month of May. Konami has also partnered with high-profile sponsors including West Virginia Children Health Insurance Program, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for the 2010 DanceDanceRevolution West Virginia State Championship Tournament.

Contest Information:

Date: May 10th - June 11th, 2010

How To Enter: To enter the contest, contestants will need to create a :30 - :60 video of their best DanceDanceRevolution routine. Once their videos are perfected to their standards, contestants must submit their video link through the Submit Videos link on www.konami.com/DDRVideoContest/. Once submitted to Konami, winners will be awarded prizes based in the following categories:


Best Over All Video:

Grand Prize: One Year National Access Membership to Bally Total Fitness, one Nintendo Wii console, and a DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle 1st Prize: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle and one Heart Monitor Watch 2nd Prize: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle

Most Outrageous Video: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle

Most Humorous Video: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle

Most Creative Video: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle

Most Effective Use of Outside Fitness based items: One DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 bundle

For more information regarding this contest, please log on to www.konami.com/DDRVideoContest/.

** Please note, only videos containing non-licensed music can but considered for prizing. **

About Konami

Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. Konami's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. Konami is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion, cards worldwide. 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, and 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.

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