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Konami to support Xbox2 and Playstation3 launches

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January 27, 2005 5:35:58 PM

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Konami & The Next Gen
Konami & The Next Gen

January 27, 2005 - While a new 3D Castlevania Playstation 2 title has
already been revealed via Play magazine, Konami may also reveal and/or
announce next-generation games at their press conference later today
following a pledge to support both the Xbox 2 and Playstation 3 with launch
titles. The pledge was stated during a Japanese earnings conference call
held this morning.
Expect a full list of Konami's new products later today.

I want Gradius VI ` AirForce Delta 3 at launch ` new 3D Contra &
Castlevania games that are polished and actually good.

then a next gen Metal Gear to lead the second generation of PS3/Xbox2
January 27, 2005 9:01:36 PM

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Didn't happen. They did announce some nice sounding PSP and DS games

- Jordan
January 27, 2005 9:04:45 PM

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Forgot the link, DOH!

Coded Arms could be cool, Death Jr? Meh. Rengoku sounds promising. Lost
in Blue could be my DS killer ap.


REDWOOD CITY, CA - January 27, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment -
America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today
announced new titles and additional details for its 2005 lineup. On the
heels off an unprecedented year that featured the release of landmark
games such as Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake Eater™ and Silent Hill 4:
The Room™, this year's Konami roster will boast all-new versions of
blockbuster franchises Castlevania®, Metal Gear®, Winning Eleven and
Frogger. Konami will also establish itself as a leader in the portable
gaming space with the most anticipated content for the new portable
systems. Several new franchises were announced today including Death,
Jr. for the PSP™ handheld entertainment system and Dragon Booster and
Lost in Blue for the Nintendo DS™. Overall, Konami's broad 2005
line-up includes titles across all genres, age groups and skill levels.
Below is additional information on the titles that will be showcased at
Konami's 2005 Gamers' Day:

Castlevania®: Curse of Darkness™
Release date: Fall 2005
Genre: Action/Adventure
Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system

The latest installment in the Castlevania series brings an all-new
story and adventure to the PlayStation 2. Players take on the role of
Hector, a new hero in the Castlevania series who has the power of Devil
Forgery as well as the ability to cultivate powerful new allies, called
Innocent Devils, to help defeat enemies throughout the game. The Curse
of Darkness features strong RPG and adventure game elements along with
innovative character growth and drastically improved enemy variation.
The game's deep storyline unfolds against a backdrop of beautifully
rendered and expansive environments.

Castlevania® for DS (working title)
Release date: Fall 2005
Genre: Action
Platform: Nintendo DS™

The first title in Konami's legendary Castlevania™ series to be made
for the Nintendo DS, this new title will continue the storyline that
first emerged in the critically-acclaimed Castlevania®: Aria of
Sorrow™. Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow ended, Castlevania
for DS will take players on a harrowing and challenging journey of
selflessness. As the incarnate of Dracula, Soma Cruz finds himself at
the center of a cult's plan to resurrect their evil lord and master. In
order to save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, he must
infiltrate enemy territory, including a towering replica of Dracula's
castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures, to foil their
elaborate plot.

Coded Arms™
Release date: Summer 2005
Genre: Action
Platform: PSP™ handheld entertainment system

Coded Arms is a visually stunning first-person shooter that places the
gamer in the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates an abandoned
virtual reality system. Players will fight through six different game
worlds against various types of enemies with more than 30 different
weapons at their disposal. The game will also utilize the platform's
wireless capabilities for intense multiplayer action. Delivering
stunning graphics, fast-paced action and a unique storyline, Coded Arms
will be one of the PSP handheld system's premiere titles.

Death, Jr.™
Release date: Spring 2005
Genre: Action
Platform: PSP handheld system

Featuring one of the most unique new characters to enter the industry
in years, Death, Jr. is among the most anticipated titles for the PSP
handheld system. The game stars Death, Jr., the son of the Grim Reaper
who is a mischievous youngster armed with a mighty scythe, which serves
as both a weapon and unique platforming tool. Boasting some of the best
graphics on the PSP handheld system, Death Jr. seamlessly blends
first-person shooter elements with third-person platforming action and
serves up a large dose of intense gameplay and weapon heavy combat.

Dragon Booster™
Release date: Fall 2005
Genre: Action/Racing
Platform: Nintendo DS

Based on the popular animated series airing on ABC Family and Toon
Disney, Dragon Booster is a fast paced 3rd person racing/action game
set in a fantastical world where humans and dragons co-exist. When
their peaceful way of life is disrupted, Beau, a legendary dragon,
chooses Artha Penn, an ordinary 16-year old, to become a mythical hero
known as the Dragon Booster. In this classic tale of good versus evil,
Artha must use his new-found abilities to defeat his foes and unite
humans and dragons once and for all.

Enthusia Professional Racing™
Release date: Spring 2005
Genre: Sports/Racing
Platform: PlayStation 2

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars
in -- Enthusia Professional Racing. As in the real world, Enthusia
emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of
ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car.
Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the
driver's skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving
experience for racing fans of all abilities.

Release date: Fall 2005
Genre: Action/Platformer
Platform: Nintendo DS

One of the most beloved video game icons of all time returns as Frogger
makes his debut on the Nintendo DS in a "ribbit-ing" platformer game
Frogger Helmet Havoc. In this latest escapade, Frogger finds himself
called upon to stop an evil force that threatens his home, Firefly
Swamp, and the nearby kingdom of Bunnington Hollow. To stop the
insidious Dr. Wani and his destructive mining efforts, Frogger must use
all of his hopping and dodging skills, along with many new talents, to
infiltrate the mastermind's lair and bring his evil plans crashing
down. The game is also being developed for the PSP handheld system,
PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube™.

Metal Gear Acid™
Release date: 2005
Genre: Strategy
Platform: PSP handheld system

The legendary Metal Gear® series comes to the PSP handheld system in
Metal Gear Acid™. Experience a whole new gameplay system that focuses
on deep tactical strategy with an entirely new Metal Gear storyline. As
the role of top-secret agent, Solid Snake, players will make calculated
decisions to plan out their infiltration strategy and accomplish the
mission in a turn-based game. Through the use of strategic battle
cards, players are given different abilities and stealth tactics to
achieve the mission objectives. Metal Gear Acid delivers the trademark
stealth-action experience for the portable gaming audience to enjoy.

Rengoku™: The Tower of Purgatory
Release date: Spring 2005
Genre: Action
Platform: PSP handheld system

Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory is a stunning third-person action game
that places players in a dark and distant future. Modeled in a
compelling blend of Eastern and Western sci-fi/fantasy, Rengoku puts
gamers in the role of a well-armed battle android that must fight its
way to the pinnacle of a great tower to confront a mysterious foe.
Rengoku also features immense replay value thanks to the PSP handheld
system's wireless multiplayer technology. Gamers can trade equipment
and items with other players or battle up to three other opponents in
the multiplayer mode.

Lost In Blue™
Release date: August 2005
Genre: Survival RPG
Platform: Nintendo DS

This innovative RPG takes players on a journey of survival, adventure
and mystery. After a disastrous incident at sea, the young hero of the
game awakens to find himself on a seemingly uninhabited island. After
meeting another survivor, a 17-year old girl who has also drifted
ashore, the two must work together to survive. While planning their
escape, they will learn survival skills, such as hunting, searching for
food and building tools while uncovering the island's many mysteries.

TMNT™ Mutant Melee™
Release date: Spring 2005
Genre: Fighting
Platform: Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube,

The perfect game for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle™ fans, TMNT™
Mutant Melee™ is the ultimate TMNT™ party experience. The game
offers hours of bashing, crashing and trashing fun with more than 20
playable characters, a competitive Adventure mode and a huge variety of
mini games and unlockables. Gamers can play as their favorite Turtle,
Casey Jones™, April O'Neil™, Master Splinter™ and even the
villainous Shredder™ in one of two different modes - Adventure Story
or Melee Match. Players can take on either mode in single player or
play with up to three other friends for a four-player free-for-all.

World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International™
Release date: February 1, 2005
Genre: Sports/Soccer
Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC DVD-ROM

The world's best soccer game returns with World Soccer Winning Eleven 8
International (WE8) for the PlayStation 2, PC and, for the first time,
Xbox. The Winning Eleven franchise is the closest thing to real soccer
on a video game console and WE8 raises the bar once again with in-depth
gameplay, improved realism and increased control. With more teams,
players and stadiums than ever before, WE8 includes all the teams from
the mighty Italian, Spanish and Dutch leagues under the official
license. A must-have for soccer fanatics, WE8 brings realism to an all
new level for the deepest and most advanced soccer simulation to date.

For more information about Konami games visit:

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 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 Digital Entertainment - America can be
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Death, Jr., the Death, Jr. character, and the Pandora characters are
trademarks of Backbone Entertainment. All rights reserved © 2004,
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