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Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH bonds with Glu Mobile to strengthen mobile links

Key Konami properties head to mobiles as publishing giant joins forces with Glu Mobile for exclusive European partnership

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has agreed a wide-ranging distribution deal with Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, that will see key Konami franchises released for mobile phones across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Australia and New Zealand.

The multi-year partnership leverages Glu's strong distribution in these regions, enabling Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH to distribute key properties to a vast audience of mobile consumers. The production of the titles will be led by Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH's mobile development facilities in Europe, and product lineup and details will be announced shortly. The first titles covered by the partnership will launch in the second half of 2007.

"Konami is one of the most respected creators of games for console and handheld platforms," said Kristian Segerstrale, Managing Director of Glu Mobile, EMEA. "We are delighted to extend the reach of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH's highly successful titles to a new mobile audience across EMEA and Oceania."

"Glu's reputation and track record of creating hits on mobile made them the partner of choice for bringing our key titles to mobile gamers in these key regions," added Kunio Neo, President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "Our collaboration with Glu will ensure that the Konami games that people love will be quickly and easily accessible and available to as many consumers as possible."

For further details, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com.


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 has enjoyed phenomenal success with its Japanese mobile game portals. 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. Its European mobile business started in 2004 and covers 46 territories. Since 2007 Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is developing mobile content in Europe.

About Glu Mobile

Glu (Nasdaq: GLUU) is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and Brain Genius, and titles based on major brands from Atari, Harrah's, Hasbro, Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, California and has offices in London, Hong Kong, France, Germany and Brazil. Consumers can find high quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.

GLU MOBILE, GLU, and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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