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Konami gets mobile at Leipzig

Arcade classics and a return for the Rumble Roses as Konami Digital Entertainment Europe shows September's mobile releases

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it is to showcase three new mobile phone titles, which are due for release in Europe from September. Mobile versions of Konami's classic arcade games Track and Field and Frogger will both premiere at the Leipzig show, as will a wholly original title Rumble Roses Sexy Pinball, based on the popular wrestling franchise.

Track and Field is one of Konami's oldest and most popular arcade games. The mobile version features up to four athletic disciplines - 100m dash, high jump, long jump and swimming - with players pressing buttons as fast as possible to break new records. Track and Field also boasts Arcade, Challenge and Score modes for the ardent mobile athlete, and further events will follow at a later date.

Frogger needs no introduction, with the amphibious hero celebrating his 25th anniversary this year. His mobile game features an all-new adventure set across a multi-directionally-scrolling play area, as Frogger runs, jumps and swings in his pursuit of collectible items. However, in a unique twist that details the evolution of the character, players must first play the original Frogger game, wherein they must guide him across busy roads and waterways to the safety of his waiting lily pad.

Finally, Konami will be using the Leipzig show to take the wraps off Rumble Roses Sexy Pinball - an all-new title specially developed for mobile users, and starring the gorgeous grapplers from Konami's glamorous wrestling title. With up to five distinctly different themed pinball tables on offer, characters from the wrestling games are shown in the backdrop of tables designed to capture elements of their wrestling personas. As such, Dixie's is distinctly cow-girl themed, with specific missions prompting special animations when completed.

The September releases are compatible with a wide range of current handsets, and will be available via network carriers and web portals across Europe. "These releases showcase Konami's commitment to the mobile sector," commented Florian Stronk, Head of Mobile Business Department at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.

"With classic, instantly recognizable titles such as Track and Field and Frogger, we can offer classic titles that everyone knows and loves. But similarly, we are committed to creating new titles for mobiles, too, and this is perfectly demonstrated with the superb Rumble Roses Sexy Pinball - a game featuring well-known characters, but utterly original."

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

Konami's Track and Field, Frogger and Rumble Roses Sexy Pinball for mobile phones will be released from September onwards. For more information, please contact:

Florian Stronk

Head of Mobile Business Department

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH

Berner Str. 103-105

60437 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 69-98 55 7- 342

Fax.: +49 (0) 69-98 55 73 - 555

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