ESPN X Games Skateboarding for PS2 hits retail shelves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KONAMI BRINGS GAMERS ALL THE
SKATEBOARDING EXCITEMENT OF THE X GAMES IN ESPN X GAMES SKATEBOARDING

The First PlayStation 2
Skateboarding Game To Deliver The Real X Games Feel

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Aug. 14, 2001 –
Entrance into this year’s ESPN X Games may already be out of reach for most
skaters, but they can still take part in the awesome X-perience. Konami has
developed the ultimate in skateboarding titles with ESPN X Games Skateboarding
for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. ESPN X Games Skateboarding
for the PlayStation 2 nose-grinds into stores on Tuesday, August 14, just days
before the actual X Games commence in Philadelphia, PA., for the suggested
retail price of $49.99. ESPN X Games Skateboarding is the first game available
for the PlayStation 2 and the only PS2 skateboarding game that features
legendary skater Bob Burnquist.

ESPN X Games Skateboarding allows
gamers to play as one of eight different pro riders, including Bob Burnquist. Go
big to win X Games gold or take to the streets and master hidden tricks on three
challenging street courses or take a break from reality in the game’s three
mind-blowing fantasy levels. In order to capture ESPN X Games gold, gamers will
thrash it out on real courses re-created in stunning graphic detail from last
year’s X Games event in San Francisco with the assistance of several pro riders.

ESPN X Games Skateboarding allows
gamers to grab their decks and go for the gold with these awesome features:

• Grind rails and hit ramps all over
the park course or by going huge in the half pipe in amazing re-creations from
the 2000 X Games in San Francisco.

• Unlock secret stages, hidden
characters and special skateboards by completing the various challenges in
Arcade mode.

• Three action stages in a variety
of locations including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles enable riders to
maneuver around cars, grind on handrails and perform sick tricks in detailed
urban settings.

• Choose from three detailed fantasy
levels that put riders on incredible courses including a resplendent cruise
ship, a museum with plenty of prehistoric inspiration and awe-inspiring ancient
ruins.

• Select any of eight accomplished
pro skateboarders including Bob Burnquist, Colin McKay, Chris Senn, Kerry Getz,
Carlos De Andrade, Chad Fernandez, Rick McCrank and Lincoln Ueda along with all
their sponsors and equipment.

• Still trying to get insane air?
Try the practice mode, with an interactive tutorial for tricks and combinations
including advice from the pros.

• Utilize the game’s two player
split screen mode to go head-to-head for an in-your-face demonstration of
skills.

• Choose any one of 64 authentic
skateboards and adjust your settings for different speed and handling
characteristics.

• Featuring over 12 high-intensity
tunes from artists such as Linkin Park, New Found Glory, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and
more.

Konami is putting a multi-million
dollar marketing push behind ESPN X Games Skateboarding, including television,
print and online advertising campaigns featuring Bob Burnquist, as well as
taking part in the X Games Challenge during this year’s X Games. The X Games
will be held in Philadelphia, PA., attracting the top talent in action sports
ranging from skateboarding to BMX riding to in-line skating. Last year’s X Games
in San Francisco, CA., drew crowds of 200,000 over the course of the games. The
X Games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC.

Visit ESPN The Games on the internet
at http://www.espnthegames.com to learn more about this game.

ABOUT DISNEY INTERACTIVE

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Disney Consumer Products division of The Walt Disney Company, develops, markets
and globally distributes a wide variety of interactive entertainment,
educational and sports CD-ROMs and video games. For more information on Disney
Interactive’s products, visit www.disneyinteractive.com.

ABOUT ESPN

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products.

ABOUT KONAMI

Konami is a leading developer,
publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing
in the home video game and PC game markets. In addition to the ESPN The Games
brand, Konami’s consumer titles include Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and
Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be
found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of
Konami Corporation., a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan.

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