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Pro Evolution Soccer 5: the summer's bargain signing!

The PlayStation 2's football title reissued at all-new price as football fans get ready for a summer of action

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it is to reissue its million-selling Pro Evolution Soccer 5 as a budget title for PlayStation 2 on 27th April. The game, widely seen as the definitive football title for any format, will be released in new Platinum packaging and will enjoy a new RRP of 19.99 Euro.

Released as a full price title in October 2005, Pro Evolution Soccer 5 has won a new legion of fans with its tight, beautifully realised gameplay. Recognised as the most realistic football series for any format, Pro Evolution Soccer 5 features more licensed clubs - including Arsenal, Chelsea, Porto and Celtic - than its predecessors and a wealth of features that range from online play for up to four players to new refinements to the way the players move and control the ball.

The much heralded gameplay has been tweaked with more emphasis on ball control and the physical nature of the game. Players now battle for every ball and have total control over the passes, through balls and quick interchanges they have at their disposal. Coupled with much improved goalkeeper AI, more instinctive shooting and fantastic off-the-ball runs by other players, it combines to create a major advance in football simulations.

"As football fans gear up for a fantastic summer of football, we are delighted to be reissuing the definitive football title at a new, low price," commented Martin Schneider, European Marketing and PR Director for Konami Digital Entertainment. "Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is rightly seen as the most realistic football title around, and with the advent of online play in this version we have seen the series' popularity continue to rise. With its new price point, we anticipate fans catching football fever will turn to Pro Evolution Soccer 5 to satiate their need for more of the beautiful game."

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 SoccerTM amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games.

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