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Pro Evolution Soccer rings the changes

Konami of Europe to bring its best-selling football franchise to mobile phones as Konami’s mobile content continues to expand

Konami of Europe is to release a version of its best-selling Pro Evolution Soccer for mobile phones. The game will be available from March 2006, and will be released via both the publisher's new Konami Net download service and all major download services in Europe.

Provisionally entitled Pro Evolution Soccer Mobile, the game will feature AI from Pro Evolution Soccer 5 and will be played within a 2D play area. It will be a single-player game, with further gameplay details to be announced in the coming months. The game will be available across European territories with WAP access to Konami Net - the publisher's download portal - while a list of providers and compatible handsets is still to be confirmed.

The launch of Pro Evolution Soccer Mobile is a further demonstration of Konami of Europe's commitment to expanding its newly-founded mobile division. Konami's mobile content already features conversions of popular franchises such as Castlevania, Frogger and Silent Scope for mobile users to download, with more titles and game-related wallpapers and audio files to follow. Konami plans to extend its Mobile Games business to over 46 independent European territories, and will also be responsible for the Middle East, Africa and Oceania, with Pro Evolution Soccer Mobile a key addition to its range.

"Pro Evolution Soccer is one of Konami of Europe's most recognized and successful titles," said Kunio Neo, President of Konami of Europe. "We intend to bring it to mobile users in a form that will do justice to such a well-loved franchise, and see Pro Evolution Soccer Mobile as a key title as we look to extend awareness of Konami's mobile content."

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 www.konami.com. 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 of Europe can be found at www.konami-europe.com/gs.

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