9th April, 2010
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it will release a sequel to its popular SAW title for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3. SAW 2 will be released in Autumn, 2010.
SAW 2 invites players back into Jigsaw’s twisted world, and promises all-new stomach-twisting traps and puzzles, more visceral combat, and an all-new storyline that takes place between the second and third movie. As such, players can delve deeper into the horror and mystery of Jigsaw’s terrified subjects.
Developed by Zombie Studios, SAW 2 puts players in the shoes of Detective Tapp’s estranged son Michael, who is trying to understand his father’s death. Through a series of seemingly unconnected events, Michael finds himself facing the man responsible for his Father’s demise: Jigsaw. As the game progresses, players will face mind-bending puzzles, as they navigate their way through Jigsaw’s terrifying world, and defend themselves against his minions. In order to make it through Jigsaw’s games, players must use their intelligence and desire to live in order to survive.
“The original SAW video game gave horror fans and gamers a new outlet to advance their favorite genre, but left them wanting more,” commented Martin Schneider, European Marketing & PR Director, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “SAW 2 will give it to them, but be careful for what you wish for! Our successful partnership with Lionsgate allows us to advance the survival horror genre, giving players the most intense look into the SAW universe ever.”
SAW 2 will be released for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION®3 in Autumn 2010. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email [email protected]. Assets can be found at www.voltagepr.com.
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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 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. Konami is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.
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