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Konami announces stunning E3 line-up

Diverse line-up of over 20 games for next generation and handheld systems, including sequels to successful franchises, original concepts and exciting new licensed products

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today revealed its blockbuster product line-up for the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. With more than 20 high-profile titles for all major platforms - including PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360TM, WiiTM (formerly code-named Revolution), PlayStation®2, Xbox®, PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable), Nintendo DSTM, Game Boy AdvanceTM and PC - being showcased at this year's event, Konami reinforces its position as an industry leader and trend setter. Featuring games across all genres targeted towards players of all age groups and skill levels, Konami's versatility as a video game publisher is demonstrated as both celebrated franchises and original titles arrive for next generation and handheld systems.

Konami's E3 2006 line-up:

BOMBERMAN®

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: PSPTM

BOMBERMAN marks the debut of the determined hero on the PSPTM with key new handheld gaming twists and classic party multi-player action. Players can enjoy an original single player BOMBERMAN adventure or play wirelessly in classic multi-player action, complete with new items and game sharing.

BOMBERMAN® Act: Zero

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: Xbox 360

BOMBERMAN Act: Zero redefines the series for the next generation with breathtaking high resolution graphics and new gameplay elements. Deep within an experimental underground facility, humans are imprisoned as test subjects and trained to become deadly soldiers. Equipped with armored battle suits, players can fight for survival through the single player game's 99 levels or go head-to-head online with up to eight players in multi-player matches.

Brooktown High: Senior Year

Release date: 2007

Platform: PSPTM

The first dating simulation for the PSPTM, Brooktown High: Senior Year lets players relive the carefree days of senior year in high school. Create your own character and interact with different male or female students, each with their own distinct style and personality, and enter the world of high school intrigue. Find your own niche and hang out with the rebels, jocks, preppies, and more as you try to find the guy or girl of your dreams.

Castlevania®: Portrait of Ruin

Release date: Fall 2006

Platform: Nintendo DS

Celebrating 20 years of vampire hunting, the legendary Castlevania series is back with an all-new action packed adventure for the Nintendo DS. Take control of two heroes, Jonathan Morris, a vampire hunter and his close friend Charlotte Orlean, a girl with tremendous magical ability. Players can switch freely between the two characters and unleash powerful dual Summon Attacks to decimate their enemies as they fight to stop the resurrection of Dracula's Castle amidst the chaos of World War II.

Coded ArmsTM Assault

Release date: 2007

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

Coded Arms Assault explodes into the next generation, as players take on the role of a hacker trying to overthrow an evil corporation bent on world chaos in a futuristic cyberspace. The game lets players unleash unprecedented destruction on environments, using explosions to send deadly debris flying towards their opponents and strategically using high-powered weaponry to shoot out enemy cover. Multi-player modes let players go head-to-head and also play through the game's story mode cooperatively online.

Coded ArmsTM Contagion (working title)

Release date: 2007

Platform: PSPTM

The sequel to the best-selling first person shooter for the PSPTM, Coded Arms Contagion thrusts players into a new cybernetic crisis where they must use their hacking abilities and an arsenal of high-powered weaponry to survive. Across a variety of new levels, players will take on original enemies using more firepower than ever before. Up to eight players can go head-to-head in the game's new online multi-player modes.

Dancing Stage SuperNOVATM

Release date: February 2007

Platform: PlayStation 2/Arcade

Dancing Stage SuperNOVA features vibrant 3D backgrounds, cool music videos, life-like dancer animations, voice assisted tutorials and a new multiplayer Battle Mode. Players can even share game data between the PlayStation 2 and arcade versions of the game for the complete Dancing Stage experience.

Death, Jr. 2

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: PSPTM

Death, Jr., Pandora and all their twisted friends are back in a new game for the PSPTM as they try to get out of another mess after accidentally releasing a powerful spirit. Teaming up for even more firepower, DJ and Pandora will take on a variety of possessed enemies as they progress through an adventure that seamlessly blends smooth platforming, intense combat, complex enemy AI and a unique sense of humour.

Death, Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: Nintendo DS

Death, Jr., Pandora and the crew make their debut on the Nintendo DS with an all-new adventure. In their school's annual science fair, the gang gets into another mess as they accidentally unleash the all-powerful, all-evil Moloch and need to sort it all out before DJ's dad finds out. Using the DS touch screen to execute cool scythe moves and switch between DJ and Pandora, it's a twisted experience like no other on the Nintendo DS!

Elebits (working title)

Release date: 2007

Platform: Wii (formerly code named Revolution)

Konami's first game for the Wii, Elebits thrusts players into a revolutionary game of hide and seek as they try to track down a group of mysterious creatures. Using the innovative Wii controller and featuring fully interactive game environments, the world is at the player's fingertips in this light-hearted adventure.

Gradius® Collection

Release date: September 2006

Platform: PSPTM

The definitive collection of games for fans of Konami's most highly acclaimed shooter series. A compilation of five classic Gradius titles in one complete package, Gradius Collection includes Gradius, Gradius II, Gradius III, Gradius IV and, for the first time ever in Europe, the highly-anticipated Gradius Gaiden.

GoPetsTM

Release date: 2007

Platform: Nintendo DS

Raise and care for lovable pets with their own personality and interests in this unique game for the Nintendo DS. Take your pets online with the Nintendo W-Fi Connection and take part in fun mini-games with other owners as well as trade for items to enjoy with your special furry friend.

Hellboy (working title)

Release date: 2007

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, PSPTM

Hellboy takes players on a fresh adventure featuring the acclaimed comic book's unmistakable fusion of action, atmosphere and humour. As a visceral brawler, the game lets players unleash Hellboy's superhuman abilities as they smash their way through hordes of enemies and also team up with a friend in cooperative play.

Lunar Knights

Release date: Winter 2006

Platform: Nintendo DS

Descend into the gothic Sci-fi world of Lunar Knights and take control of two warriors on a quest to reclaim the world from a vampiric legion. Spin together tornados, guide down flaming meteors, and blow snowstorms in Kojima Productions' first title for Nintendo DS!

Marvel Trading Card Game

Release date: Fall 2006

Platform: PSPTM, Nintendo DS, PC

Marvel Trading Card Game features Marvel's full roster of characters and lets players take their game online like never before with massive sanctioned tournaments, a virtual card shop and connectivity between the PSPTM and PC versions of the game. Utilising the popular Vs. System Trading Card Game from Upper Deck, players can learn the basics of the game as a super hero or super villain in the game's single player campaign mode.

Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel

Release date: September 2006

Platform: PSPTM

Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel brings the celebrated MGS comics to life on the PSPTM. Edited to thrilling music, explosive sound effects, and animated visuals, the eclectic artwork of Ashley Wood is taken to an exciting new level. Coupled with interactive gameplay modes, Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel stands as the forerunner in this exciting new genre!

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Release date: 2007

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots marks the return of Hideo Kojima's legendary tactical espionage action series, evolved for the next-generation on the PLAYSTATION 3. New gameplay features, spectacular graphics and the return of several characters from the Metal Gear Solid series once again redefine this landmark franchise.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Release date: 2007

Platform: PSPTM

Big Boss returns to battle in this all-new MGS action game for the PSPTM, where players control him throughout the game as well as recruit and use their own squadron of mercenaries. In addition to a full-fledged single player mode set after the events of MGS3: Snake Eater, the game's multiplayer modes let players take their custom squad online to do battle across new levels, featuring a unique "White Flag" mechanic that will allow players to fight to the death or surrender to compete again.

My Frogger Toy Trials

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: Nintendo DS

For the first time in the franchise, players can take on the role of both Frogger and the Hero as they try to win a toy pet contest. Frogger and the Hero must rush to submit their idea before time runs out, collecting more than 20 costume power ups across the game's colorful environments and using the Nintendo DS touch screen and microphone in exciting mini-games that can be played alone or wirelessly with friends.

Online Chess Kingdoms

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: PSPTM

Online Chess Kingdoms lets players choose from one of five chess sets representing five distinct forces that are in a struggle to gain supremacy of the Universe. The game features several single-player modes and multiplayer online gameplay, letting players join factions and battle for supremacy in a persistent online world.

RengokuTM 2 (working title)

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: PSPTM

Rengoku 2 lets players assume the role of A.D.A.M., a battle android trapped in a mysterious tower filled with fearsome enemies. Players must now enter a new tower and purge it of the mechanical scourge hosted inside. Players can customize their battle android with more than 300 rare and unique items.

Silent Hill Origins (working title)

Release date: 2007

Platform: PSPTM

The horror series that revolutionised the genre arrives on a handheld platform for the first time ever. Silent Hill Origins tells the tale of a solitary truck driver stuck in the terrifying town while making a routine delivery. New gameplay elements, including a barricade system that lets players block off rooms from enemies, and an enhanced camera system deliver an added sense of isolation and anxiety in this frightening adventure.

Steel Horizon

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: PSPTM, Nintendo DS

Assume the role of an American captain aboard one of three secret Navy flagship vessels during World War II in Steel Horizon, as you fight both the Axis powers and a sinister shadow organization in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. Spanning 20 compelling missions, Steel Horizon features both real-time and turn-based strategy gameplay, as players strategically position their fleet and engage in real-time 3D combat.

Pro Evolution Soccer 6

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo DS, PC

Making its next-generation debut, the world's best selling soccer series is back with more teams, new ways to play and even more realistic gameplay. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 lets players go head-to-head with others online or take their favourite team to the top in the expanded Master League and several new modes of play.

Winx ClubTM: Join the Club

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: PSPTM

In an all-new adventure, Winx Club: Join the Club follows the fabulous fairies as they try to thwart the plans of the fearsome Lord Darkar. Called into action, the Winx Club must secure the pieces of a powerful emblem before Darkar completes his frightening plot through side scrolling shooter levels and a variety of exciting mini-games.

Winx ClubTM: The Quest for the Codex

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance

Letting players immerse themselves in the world of the hit animated series, Winx Club: The Quest for the Codex follows the girls as they interact with familiar characters and travel to magical far off lands. On their travels, players will be able to dance, fly and design new outfits for their characters in several fast-paced mini-games.

Xiaolin Showdown

Release date: November 2006

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, PSPTM, Nintendo DS

Based on the popular Warner Bros. animated kids' television series, Xiaolin Showdown sends players on an action-packed quest to seek out and protect the Shen Gong Wu, magical artifacts of power. Playing one of six characters - including Omi, Kimiko, Raimundo and Clay - gamers will take the young warriors on a globetrotting adventure to locate the mystical objects that give their possessor super powers, then fight for their safe-keeping one showdown at a time.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (working title)

Release date: Autumn 2006

Platform: PSPTM

Based on the top-rated animated series from Cartoon Network, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is the first Yu-Gi-Oh! game for the PSP system. Up to four players can duel wirelessly in massive team competitions with all new characters, monsters and cards from the GX universe.

MOBILE

Get ready to get mobile as Konami introduces more than 10 new games coming to handsets this year. From acclaimed franchise like Silent Hill and Dancing Stage to classic arcade games like Scramble and Track and Field, Konami offers something for every type of consumer on the go.

"We are extremely proud of our very strong E3 line-up, and the many titles we are showing demonstrate the variety Konami is capable of producing", said Kunio Neo, President for Konami Digital Entertainment Europe. "We have established favourites on new formats and innovative new titles designed to push the new wave of hardware. These titles truly show Konami is a force to be reckoned with at E3."

All these games will be present on the Konami stand (South Hall, Stand #800) at the E3 event, which is held at the Los Angeles Convention Centre from May 10th-12th.

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 SoccerTM amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games.

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