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Konami Ships Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller

January 9, 2007

KONAMI SHIPS YU-GI-OH! GX SPIRIT CALLER TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

First Handheld Yu-Gi-Oh! Game to Feature Full Online Play, Character Customization and Original Library of New and Classic Cards

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller for the Nintendo DS™ has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. The first handheld Yu-Gi-Oh! game to feature full online head-to-head play, Spirit Caller also includes new character customization features and an updated card library consisting of more than 1,400 classic and new cards. Each copy of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller includes the limited edition Brain Crusher, Hunter Owl and Masked Chopper trading cards.

Based on the hit Yu-Gi-Oh! GX television series from Cartoon Network, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller immerses players in the Duel Academy, an elite school for gifted young duelists, as they start a new school year with the low ranking Slifer Red dormitory. Once classes are underway, strange things start to happen around campus and many duelists fear that the school itself has become haunted. With the help of top duelist Jaden, players learn that the school has come in contact with Duel Spirits, helpful apparitions that impart wisdom and help them to solve the mysteries behind the Duel Academy once and for all.

Introducing new gameplay elements to the series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller lets players duel with the aid of a Duel Spirit, which will provide guidance to help players reach the top of the Duel Academy. Players can now create their own custom avatars to use in the single player and multiplayer games, selecting from a number of body, face and clothing types to create an original personalized look. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller features a new library of over 1,400 cards consisting of new cards and older hard to find classics, allowing for new strategic possibilities. Building upon the legendary head-to-head pedigree of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller features full online play for two gamers via the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection service.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information on the game, please visit: www.konami.com

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