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Konami at GC 2006: Games for the Next Generation

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH presents top-class guests and Next Gen football for a world premiere in Leipzig
July 4 th 2006 Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is set to storm this year's game Convention in Leipzig, with the first showing of key titles. The five-day event is seen as the ultimate European gaming convention, and opens its doors on August 23rd. Located in Hall 5, Booth F02, Konami is sure to impress with a host of product debuts, including the first showing of the highly anticipated Pro Evolution Soccer 6 for Xbox 360. The publisher will be showing the new version of its famous football-simulation for the first time on a next generation format, and Konami will back up this landmark premiere with further titles for existing and forthcoming formats. "This year, Leipzig is not only an European meeting point for gamers and traders, but also the starting point for one of the most exciting transitions in console gaming ever," commented Martin Schneider, Sales and Marketing Director Germany for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "We are looking forward to presenting some famous guests who will personally present their games to the audience." One of the key guests will be the legendary Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka, the head of Konami´s Pro Evolution Soccer, who will be presenting the new version to expectant crowds. Brazilian striker Adriano signed for the cover of Pro Evolution Soccer 6, which will hit stores in autumn on PlayStation 2, PSP (PlayStation®Portable), PC DVD and for the the first time ever on Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS. In addition to Pro Evolution Soccer 6, visitors to the show will be given an exclusive look at some of publisher's highlights for next generation consoles at the Konami booth. Further details on Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH´s program at the Games Convention in Hall 5, Booth F02 and on the titles presented 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, please see www.konami-europe.com/games. For more information on Konami and its products, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com. Assets can also be found on www.voltagepr.com.

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