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Konami 2008 Holiday Press Event

Wares on display in Manhattan.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - September 16, 2008 - Konami has unveiled new assets and details of its blockbuster product lineup from the company's 2008 Holiday Press Event in Manhattan, New York. A variety of high-profile titles for all major platforms, including the PLAYSTATION®3 system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo DS™, are being showcased at this year's event. Featured products being shown span across all genres targeted towards players of all age groups and skill levels. Konami continues to expand upon its leadership position in the music games category while bringing its celebrated franchises and original titles to next generation and handheld systems.

Below are a list of titles being shown at this year's 2008 Holiday Press Event. For assets and information, please visit our download-media area at:

Castlevania®: Order of Ecclesia®

Following on the success of Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin the legendary Castlevania series is back in its 3rd installment on the Nintendo DS. 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. Take part in side quests and collect items to power up your character in the next great Castlevania game produced by Koji Igarashi.

- Release date: October 21, 2008

- Platform: Nintendo DS™

Castlevania®: Judgment

The battle between good and evil continues with Castlevania Judgment, the first Castlevania title for the Wii. Castlevania Judgment brings together the many generations of heroic vampire hunters, including the fearsome Belmont clan, as well as Dracula's most formidable allies, and pits them against one another in the first Castlevania fighting game ever created! Choose sides from a collection of 14 battle-tested warriors in a clash of epic proportions that will span the depths of time.

- Release date: Fall 2008

- Platform: Wii™

Pro Evolution Soccer™ 2009

Pro Evolution Soccer is back for 2009! The terms "PES" and "Winning Eleven" have always been synonymous with realism and superior gameplay, but this year PES will further narrow the gap between the game, and the real thing! New stadiums, players motions and gameplay modes will bolster a game already focused on providing an exciting soccer experience. In 2009, Pro Evolution will once again push the limits of soccer gaming. If it were any more real, you'd be on the field!

- Release date: November 11, 2008 (Wii™ Coming in 2009)

- Platform: Xbox 360®/PLAYSTATION®3/PlayStation®2/ PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)/PC

DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2

DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary with an all-new game for the Wii! The hottest 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 platform. DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2 is sure to be the life of the party with 4 player multiplayer, Wii Remote and Nunchuk support, smash hits taken from the last 4 decades of music, entirely new modes and more!

- Release date: September 16, 2008

- Platform: Wii™

DanceDanceRevolution® Universe 3

DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary! DanceDanceRevolution® UNIVERSE 3 dances it's 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!

- Release date: October 2008

- Platform: Xbox 360®

DanceDanceRevolution® X

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the hottest revolution and bestselling dance video game! Brand new to the PlayStation®2, DanceDanceRevolution® X explodes onto the dance floor with enhanced graphics, fun interactive gameplay, an incredible song selection and innovative new game modes.

- Release date: September 16, 2008

- Platform: PlayStation®2

Rock Revolution™

Release your inner rockstar or allow your friends the privilege of picking up an axe or pounding the skins with you to over 40 mind bending rock and roll tracks! Unleash your creative juices in the Jam Mode where you can create your own music in a state of the art multi-track studio! This is the musical revolution the world has been waiting for!

- Release date: Fall 2008

- Platform: Xbox 360®/PLAYSTATION®3/Wii™/Nintendo DS™

Karaoke Revolution® Presents: American Idol® Encore 2

Live out your dream as a singing sensation with Karaoke Revolution® Presents: American Idol® Encore 2! Play with friends and family online using the brand new co-op head-to-head mode (Xbox 360 and PS3 only), or compete in front of all three American Idol judges and sing your way to stardom. Tailor your game experience with all-new enhanced and customizable characters, features and downloadable songs (Xbox 360 and PS3 only). Are you ready to be the next American Idol?

- Release date: Winter 2008

- Platform: Wii™/PLAYSTATION®3/Xbox 360®

Winx Club™: Mission Enchantix

Based on the mega-hit 4Kids cartoon, Winx Club: Mission Enchantix features an exciting mix of puzzles and exploration, an expanded Magic Closet mode where you can design your own outfits and share them with friends, and an all new mode dedicated to accessing exclusive Winx Club artwork, videos and music!

- Release date: November 4, 2008

- Platform: Nintendo DS™

Lost in Blue Shipwrecked

The Lost in Blue® series debuts on a new platform for the first time ever with Lost in Blue® Shipwrecked. Experience a survival adventure like never before through colorful 3D graphics and the uniquely interactive capabilities of the Nintendo Wii™. You find yourself stranded on a mysterious island filled with lush forests, a sunken ship, 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 out or make a new life for yourselves there forever.

- Release date: September 23, 2008

- Platform: Wii™

Silent Hill®: Homecoming

Silent Hill: Homecoming is the latest entry into the Silent Hill franchise. The story follows Alex Shepherd, returning 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 disappearances, and confront the evil that has taken hold of his own flesh and blood.

- Release date: September 30, 2008

- Platform: Xbox 360®/PLAYSTATION®3

Elebits: Adventures of Kai and Zero

Enter into an extraordinary game of hide and seek in this exciting sequel to Elebits! Seek out the mischievous little omega Elebits that hold magical powers and give you the ability to complete puzzle quests. The more you play the stronger you become as you capture Omega Elebits providing you with incredible magic abilities to solve tasks. Find, capture and befriend the Elebits, raise them and embark on a magical journey using their combined powers to battle through amazing adventures!

- Release date: Q1 2009

- Platform: Nintendo DS™

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