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Gimme five: Kojima Productions presents extensive program for Leipzig Games Convention

Konami announces world famous studio's line-up for Leipzig, spanning Next Gen and handheld formats

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH will be showing five new titles from its world-renowned Kojima Productions development studio at the Games Convention, held in Leipzig from August 23rd to 27th. The new releases will span a wealth of different formats, showcasing the varied talents of Hideo Kojima and the studio.

Kojima Productions was founded by Konami in Spring 2005 to give Hideo Kojima, the creative head behind the Metal Gear Solid series and head of the studio, more space for the expansion of his creativity.

Located in Hall 5, Booth F02, Konami will be showing four new entries to the eternally popular Metal Gear Solid series. The forthcoming Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for PLAYSTATION 3 will be represented via a spectacular video trailer. The team's first PLAYSTATION 3 title reintroduces a host of familiar characters with series hero Solid Snake fighting a new breed of Metal Gear threats.

Visitors will also be invited to play Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence - a stunning three-disc adventure for PlayStation 2, featuring full online play and a wealth of new gameplay additions. Kojima Productions' Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, their two new PSP (PlayStation®Portable) titles will also be on shown in spectacular visual form.

Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel for PSP will let Metal Gear fans get a glimpse of the precursor to an exciting new genre for the first time in Europe. Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel connects the stylish and celebrated Metal Gear Solid comics with interactive gameplay modes. Similarly, answering the wishes of the PSP user base, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is the first action-orientated Metal Gear Solid for the format and is a direct sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The Konami stand will be housing a video trailer developed especially for the Leipzig exhibition, and demonstrates a new standard for the stealth genre.

Finally, the Konami stand will also showcase the team's innovative Lunar Knights for Nintendo DS, a stunning epic set within a real-time game world. An exciting franchise from Kojima Productions, Lunar Knights will be shown in a playable form in Europe for the first time. It is also the first DS game to emerge from Hideo Kojima's studio and features a digital climate, where the top screen simulates real weather. Using two characters with different abilities, players have to fight hordes of vampires with special weapons before blasting into space for extensive shooting levels.

Konami can be found in Hall 5, Booth F02. Further information about its exhibition-program will be announced shortly.

About KONAMI CORPORATION

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business" and "Gaming & System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers.

For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com.

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