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Knight takes Queen on PSP™

Konami brings Online Chess Kingdoms to PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) in November

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH will release its Online Chess Kingdoms title for PSP in October, offering would-be Grand Masters the chance to take on friends via the handheld's wireless network.

Hailed as the definitive Chess simulation for the format, Online Chess Kingdoms also includes a number of new gameplay modes in addition to its wireless connectivity, allowing users to play each other with ease. The classic game is also brought to life via superb 3D visuals, with extensive animated battle sequences used to show as key pieces are taken, Queens are lost and the King is finally cornered.

Online Chess Kingdoms also features a unique story mode, giving the player the choice of five different Chess sets. Set in an ancient world, five distinct regimes are vying for tactical supremacy over their foes. These factions - magicians, an aquatic race, cybernetic beings, forest spirits and servants of chaos - are represented by different Chess sets and use special animations to show them taking and losing pieces. The story mode also features hidden story elements that can be unlocked by completing pre-set tasks.

In addition to the 3D option, Online Chess Kingdoms allows users to view the game in the more traditional 2D, top-down view, and hardened players will revel in the 'Speed Chess' option which ups the pace and move all the pieces on the board at once. The game uses the PSP 'Ad Hoc' and 'Infrastructure' modes to facilitate multi-player tournaments via the Internet, and players can participate in a single match or enter an online tournament which will track the ratings of the world's best players.

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 visit www.konami-europe.com/games.

Online Chess Kingdoms will be released for PSP in November.

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