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  KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES OTOMEDIUS EXCELLENT
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06/16/2010
 


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El Segundo, Calif. - June 16, 2010 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the lovely ladies of Otomedius Gorgeous will land in the United States for the very first time with the release of Otomedius Excellent on the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The highly-anticipated sequel to the Japan-exclusive arcade and Xbox 360 games features classic Gradius-style, shoot-em-up gameplay that is complemented by a dazzling array of stunning visuals. In addition, the new game also features an improved upgrade system, exclusive downloadable content and thrilling local and online multi-player action.

"As the sequel to the 2008 Japanese hit Otomedius Gorgeous, Otomedius Excellent boasts a significant visual and gameplay update since its predecessor," said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Accompanied by brilliant graphics and an excellent soundtrack, Otomedius Excellent will engage fans with the Gradius franchise on a whole new level."

In Otomedius Excellent, gamers will be able to choose from nine stunning characters as they battle through all-new stages in an expanded world full of intense 2D sidescrolling shooter action. Players can team up for the experience with up to three players locally or online via Xbox ® LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360. Additionally, an expanded gallery mode allows players to view their unlocked wallpapers and graphics in a gallery that grows as they progress through the game. Gamers will also be able to tap into a wealth of exciting downloadable content to be announced later.

Otomedius Excellent is scheduled for release later this year for Xbox 360. For assets and more information, please visit www.konami.com/downloads.

About Konami

Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. Konami's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among 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. 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 Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, and Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at www.konami.com.

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Robert Santini

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

(310) 220-8166

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Michelle Hoffman

Bender/Helper Impact

(310) 694-3154

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