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Multi-Million Selling Franchise Makes Its Handheld System Debut

LOS ANGELES - Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #800 - May 17, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced new details about Ys: The Ark of Napishtim for the PSPTM portable entertainment system. The latest game in the multi-million selling franchise, Ys: The Ark of Napishtim delivers an epic adventure to gamers on the go as the series makes its handheld gaming system debut. As Japan's most popular action role-playing game (RPG) for PC DVD-ROM, Ys presents an exciting plot and unique characters which set it apart from other RPGs.

Filled with hours of excitement and featuring stunning graphics, this action RPG delivers a uniquely deep and compelling gameplay experience. Providing fans of the franchise a remarkable tale featuring the redheaded hero, Adol Christin, Ys: The Ark of Napishtim offers real-time, fast-paced action that takes full advantage of the PSP portable's capabilities. In his greatest adventure to date, Adol explores a series of islands hidden in the great vortex of Canaan where he battles with three magical swords imbued with elemental powers to gain special abilities, powerful combos, and deadly attacks.

With beautifully animated characters and detailed environments, Ys: The Ark of Napishtim provides multiple exclusive mini-games using characters from the storyline. Additionally, the game's jukebox mode allows players to listen to the title's epic musical score that was composed to match the majesty of the game.

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim will be available for the PSP portable this fall. For more information, go to


Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment - America can be found at

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