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Konami Ships Winx Club: Quest For the Codex

Everyone's Favorite Magical And Stylish Fairies From The Hit Animated TV Series The Winx Club Return For A New Interactive Adventure On The Nintendo Game Boy Advance And Nintendo DS

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - November 7, 2006 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that The Winx Club: Quest for the Codex for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Game Boy® Advance has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Magical fairies Musa, Layla, Tecna, Flora, Bloom and Stella are back with new adventures, an updated wardrobe, and familiar friends and foes. Quest for the Codex is the latest installment from the popular Konami video game franchise based on the hit animated children's television series The Winx Club, broadcast by 4Kids Entertainment.

In the Nintendo DS version of the game, players experience the Quest for the Codex story through a series of side-scrolling flying segments, using their magical powers to blast enemies and to clear obstacles. Players can also use the touch screen to switch between characters at any time in the game, strategically using their unique abilities to solve puzzles and defeat opponents. Adding an additional element of fun, players can enjoy character-specific mini-games in between the action, and design new clothing patterns to share with friends through a local wireless connection.

With Quest for the Codex for the Game Boy Advance, players must stop the evil and relentless Lord Darkar, who has plagued the stylish and empowered fairies on numerous occasions. Bloom, Stella, Layla, Musa and Tecna must thwart his plan to take over the universe through succeeding in mini-games that will determine the game's storyline. Each fairy has her own individual mini-games and can call on her friends for help by collecting Secret Charmix items throughout the game. Players can also unlock different outfits for their Magic Closet to wear by achieving high scores in each mini-game.

Available at major retailers nationwide for a suggested price of $29.99 (Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance), Quest for the Codex is rated "E" for everyone by the ESRB. For more information on The Winx Club: Quest for the Codex or other titles from Konami, please visit

About Konami

Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's 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 United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH 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, Inc. can be found at

About Rainbow S.p.A.

Rainbow is the pioneer in Italian animation and also one of the largest animation studios in Europe. An award-winning talented crew consisting of the creator, directors, scriptwriters, artists, special effects and 3D designers, plus a fully dedicated sales and licensing force, have resulted in Rainbow's quick growth. Today Rainbow S.p.A. is a leader in Europe for the creation of quality and top-rated animation shows with hugely successful licensing results.Other animation series in Rainbow's portfolio include: Monster Allergy, Tommy & Oscar & Prezzy.

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About 4Kids Entertainment

Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing; product development; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; media planning and buying; and Web site development. For further information, please visit the Company's Web sites at and www.4Kids.TV.

Winx Club ® 2003-2006 Rainbow S.p.A. All rights reserved. Series created by Iginio Straffi.

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