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Konami looks to ship naval epic in November

Autumn launch for World War II-based Steel Horizon for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and Nintendo DS™

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH will publish Steel Horizon, a mixture of turn-based and real-time strategy elements, for the PSP (PlayStation®Portable) and Nintendo DS in the Winter of 2006.

Steel Horizon offers players complete control of Naval fleets in a series of missions within a fictional scenario featuring well-known World War II battles. The game is inspired by popular pulp fiction stories set during World War II, and delves into the key events and characters behind historic battles. Its scenario tells of a shady third party pulling the strings to orchestrate the war, using futuristic technology to advance the carnage for their own ends.

Thus, the player is cast as the American Captain of one of three ultra-secret Navy vessels, and while initially surviving battles, must also expose and ultimately destroy the meddling organisation and save the world. The ships at the player's disposal include battleships, aircraft carriers, destroyers and submarines, and the individual attributes of each must be used to take out enemy fleets and the organisation's more advanced vessels.

In addition to the involving solo mode, Steel Horizon lets players compete against a rival player via wireless multi-player modes. The game also boasts more than 10 bonus missions that allow users to upgrade their fleet and flagships by achieving set goals. These missions are an aside to the main game, but are useful for amassing a fleet capable of defeating the mysterious third party.

With its intuitive interface, intense 3D graphics, dynamic camera angles, impressive special effects and a mix of real-time and turn-based strategy elements, Steel Horizon's 20 compelling missions and clever sub-games will make it one of the most engrossing strategy titles for handheld systems.

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 and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games.

Steel Horizon will be released for PSP (PlayStation®Portable) and Nintendo DS in the Winter of 2006.

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