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Konami Ships Hellboy: The Science of Evil to Retail Stores Nationwide

June 24, 2008

KONAMI SHIPS HELLBOY: THE SCIENCE OF EVIL TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

Featuring Original Storyline and All-Star Voiceover Cast, the Game Hits Stores for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PSP  System Coinciding With This Summer's Anticipated Blockbuster Movie "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Hellboy:™ The Science of Evil has shipped to retail stores nationwide for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 home entertainment system and the PSP  (PlayStation Portable) system. Following the cult success of the Hellboy comic book series and the commercial success of 2004's "Hellboy" movie, Hellboy: The Science of Evil features an original storyline with creative input from Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and famed movie director Guillermo Del Toro. The game release coincides with the theatrical release of the highly anticipated "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" this summer.

Featuring stunning next-gen graphics with dynamic lighting throughout, Hellboy: The Science of Evil, lets players experience all-new adventures featuring Hellboy's unmistakable fusion of action, atmosphere and humor. Taking control of Hellboy's superhuman abilities, players will smash their way through enemies on their quest to prevent Hellboy's nemesis, the crazed Nazi Hermann Von Klempt's plot for world domination. With Hellboy's unforgettable and indestructible Right Hand of Doom, players will wreak havoc on anyone that stands in their way. Additionally, players can also assume the roles of Abe Sabien and Liz Sherman in the co-op multiplayer mode. An explosive battle system with contextual grappling commands and fully destructible environments lend to additional adventures within the title.

Hellboy: The Science of Evil also features an all-star voiceover cast from the actors from the motion-picture film. In addition to Ron Perlman, who portrayed Hellboy in the 2004 feature film, Selma Blair and Doug Jones will reprise their roles as Sherman and Sapien to lend their voices to the game.

"With creative direction from Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, and movie director, Guillermo del Toro, along with voiceovers from the top talent of the movie, the Hellboy video game captures the essence of the franchise," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing at Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Both newcomers and longtime fans will enjoy this completely original, action-packed Hellboy experience."

Developed by Krome Studios, Hellboy The Science of Evil is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and is now available on the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PSP  system.

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