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Gamers Can Now Sing AND Dance As The Title Combines Karaoke Revolution and Elements of Dance Dance Revolution Into One Unique Gameplay Experience

Expanded Multiplayer and Party Modes Lets Players Perform Duets or Battle Head-To-Head Utilizing the Franchise's Largest Library of Songs to Date

LOS ANGELES - Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #800 - May 17, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Karaoke RevolutionTM Party (working title) will take the hit music video game franchise to new heights this fall with its multi-platform debut on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo GameCubeTM. Featuring 50 songs, Karaoke Revolution Party contains the largest library of songs ever released in a Karaoke Revolution game. The newest title in the groundbreaking music series will let karaoke crooners sing with - and compete against - friends with expanded multiplayer modes that are sure to enhance any party. Singing won't be enough this year as Karaoke Revolution Party supports the Dance Dance RevolutionTM dance pad for a "Sing & Dance" mode which combines Konami's groundbreaking music franchises into one unique gameplay experience. Players will get judged on their singing ability and will also have to perform dance steps at the same time. Additionally, Karaoke Revolution Party provides support for Xbox Live® and the EyeToyTM USB Camera (for PlayStation®2) - delivering the ultimate interactive karaoke experience for the entire family.

"Just when you thought Karaoke Revolution couldn't get any better, Konami introduces several never before seen features," said Matt Knoles, product manager at Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "Karaoke Revolution Party is a landmark title for the music video game genre and the addition of the 'Sing & Dance' mode creates a truly unforgettable entertainment experience."

Transforming video game consoles into a high-end interactive karaoke machine, Karaoke Revolution Party's expanded multiplayer and party modes allows players to throw karaoke parties with their friends where they can perform duets or compete in the all-new groundbreaking multiplayer vocal tournament. The only interactive karaoke game in North America that allows two people to sing simultaneously and be judged individually, Karaoke Revolution Party's multiple two-microphone gameplay modes allow for karaoke fun for hours on end as players can join together on a wide variety of songs from timeless classics to today's hottest pop, rock and R&B hits. Additionally, players will be able to enjoy a variety of mini-games and other game modes.

For the fist time in the history of the franchise, Karaoke Revolution Party offers support for the EyeToy USB camera. By utilizing the EyeToy Camera, players can put themselves into the game, and watch themselves perform on big video screens within the 3D venues. In the Xbox version, even more songs are at the disposal of karaoke fans as players can download music through Xbox Live and expand their library of songs.

Karaoke Revolution Party features a proprietary voice recognition technology - which judges and scores players on their ability to match pitch and rhythm. Real-time feedback is offered by the dynamic crowds that fill each virtual venue, either by booing you off the stage or cheering your every note. The game also features completely redesigned animations as well as character customization which provides players the ability to build their own characters with various options including head, hair, body and accessories. Compatible with all officially licensed headset and microphone peripherals, the collection of well-known classic and current tunes lets anyone become an instant music star with hits including "Sweet Caroline," "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me," "Crazy In Love" and "I Don't Wanna Be."

Karaoke Revolution Party is developed by leading music video game creator Harmonix Music Systems

( Karaoke Revolution Party is scheduled to ship in the fall and will be available to play at Konami's booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo May 18 - 20, 2005. For more information on the game, please visit:

About Konami Corporation

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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