Konami Announces Innovative Line-up for 2008 at Gamer’s Night

May 15, 2008

Konami Announces Innovative Line-up for 2008
at Gamer’s Night

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced last
night new titles and additional details for its 2008 lineup. Highlighting this
year’s releases are all-new versions of blockbuster franchises such as Metal
Gear Solid, Castlevania, DanceDanceRevolution, Lost In Blue and Silent Hill.
Additionally, the recognized industry leader in the music gaming category
announced its latest IP – Rock Revolution for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii
and Nintendo DS. Below is additional information on the products that were
showcased at Konami’s 2008 Gamers Night:

Critter Round-Up
Release date: May 2008
Genre: Puzzle/Action
Platform: WiiWare

As Konami’s first WiiWare title, Critter Round-Up
introduces a fun puzzle game where players are challenged with separating each
different critter species into their own area by building fences. Avoid the
predators and other mischievous animals as they will try and stop you from
rounding them up. Test your skills and get more points by corralling all the
same critters into just one area and by using less fence. Four player co-op and
a great set of competitive mini-games will have you rounding up critters until
the cows come home.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Release date: Fall 2008
Genre: Action
Platform: Nintendo DS

Following on the success of Dawn of Sorrow and
Portrait of Ruin the legendary Castlevania series is back in its 3rd installment
on Nintendo DS. This time you play as a member of the Ecclesia, an organization
that has sworn to defeat the evil forces of Dracula. Use the brand new Glyph
attack system which has more than 100 different combinations to battle Dracula
and his minions throughout 20 explorable areas inside and outside of the castle.
Take part in side quests and collect items to power up your character in the
next great Castlevania game produced by Koji Igarashi.

DanceDanceRevolution X
Release date: Fall 2008
Genre: Music/Dance
Platform: PlayStation 2

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the most
popular dance video game! Continuing its evolution on the PlayStation 2,
DanceDanceRevolution X explodes onto the dance floor with enhanced graphics, fun
interactive gameplay, an incredible song selection with 70 awesome music tracks
and innovative new game modes. Brand new LAN Battle Mode will let up to 8
players battle simultaneously through the LAN connection on their PlayStation 2.
Create your own workout and fitness program through an enhanced Workout Mode.
Utilize the EyeToy USB Camera (for PlayStation 2) to implement yourself into the

DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2
Release date: Fall 2008
Genre: Music/Dance
Platform: Wii

DanceDanceRevolution celebrates its 10th
anniversary with an all-new game for Wii! The best selling dance game returns,
with an entirely new soundtrack, game modes and interactivity.
DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2 enhances the series’ trademark interactive
gameplay by combining the physically engaging, innovative and
easy-to-pick-up-and-play mechanics of the Wii console. DanceDanceRevolution
Hottest Party 2 is sure to be the life of the party with 4 player multiplayer,
Wii Remote and Nunchuk support, smash hits taken from the last four decades of
music, entirely new modes and more!

DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3
Release date: Fall 2008
Genre: Music/Dance
Platform: Xbox 360

DanceDanceRevolution celebrates its 10th
anniversary! DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 dances its way to you with an all
new sleek enhanced interface, fun new modes and settings for players of all
skill levels, cool smash-hit songs, robust online and offline support and
exciting new exclusives! DJ Mode makes its debut on the Xbox 360, allowing
gamers to create their own tracks and song lists to dance to! Innovative City
Mode lets you compete against bosses throughout the DanceDanceRevolution city to
become the ultimate champion.

Deca Sports
Release date: May 13, 2008
Genre: Sports
Platform: Wii

It’s the ultimate sports package! So fun to play
and easy to master for casual and hardcore gamers alike! Experience fun filled
sports competition across 10 different sporting events. With easy-to-pick up and
play controls, Deca Sports will make a multi-sport athlete out of everyone in
your entire family. Smash, spike and smoke the competition in events like
Badminton, Beach Volleyball, and Kart Racing. The spirit of competition never
felt this good. Deca Sports takes Wii play to the next level!

Hellboy: The Science of Evil
Release date: June 24, 2008
Genre: Action
Platform: PSP, Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system

Hellboy™: The Science of Evil will give players
the opportunity to experience the epic adventures of the acclaimed comic book
hero, fusing action, atmosphere and humor. In his latest quest, Hellboy must
rush to defeat the crazed Hermann Von Klempt before he can exert his evil will
upon earth. The game lets players unleash Hellboy’s superhuman abilities and the
Right Hand of Doom as they smash their way through hordes of enemies using their
environment for added destructive power and strategy. Just another day for

Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked! (working title)
Release date: Fall 2008
Genre: Survival Adventure
Platform: Wii

The Lost in Blue series makes its console debut
with Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked! (working title). Experience a survival adventure
like never before through colorful 3D graphics and the uniquely interactive
capabilities of Wii. Players will find themselves stranded on a mysterious
island filled with lush forests, ancient ruins, and an active volcano. With the
help of a trusty pet and a new friend, you’ll explore the mysteries of the
island to find a way home or make a new life for yourselves there forever.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Release date: June 12, 2008
Genre: Stealth Action
Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 system

Created by the legendary Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear
Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake,
which sends him around the world in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid Ocelot.
Armed with new gadgets and abilities, Solid Snake must shift the tides of war
into his favor, using the chaos of the battlefield to infiltrate deep into enemy
territory. In his globetrotting final mission, Snake must sneak deep into enemy
locations in the Middle East, South America, and other corners of the earth to
foil Liquid Ocelot’s plans for total world domination.

Also included with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of
the Patriots is Metal Gear Online, the ultimate squad based, tactical shooter
based on the Metal Gear Solid Universe. Players can immerse themselves in this
next-gen multiplayer experience with various maps, game play type and weapons to
choose from.

Rock Revolution
Release date: Fall 2008
Genre: Music/Dance
Platform: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii, Nintendo DS

Konami’s latest addition to the music category,
Rock Revolution will let players release their inner rockstar! Featuring the
most realistic drum peripheral available, players can enjoy an immersive and
realistic drum experience while allowing friends to accompany them on guitar or
bass to mind bending rock and roll tracks. Rock Revolution will also feature an
extensive selection of music tracks (including downloadable songs for the Xbox
360 and PLAYSTATION 3), single-player and multiplayer co-op modes. This is the
musical revolution the world has been waiting for!

Silent Hill: Homecoming
Release date: September 2008
Genre: Survival Horror
Platform: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3

Silent Hill: Homecoming is the latest entry into
the Silent Hill franchise. The story follows Alex Shepherd who returns to his
hometown of Shepherd’s Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his
brother. From Shepherd’s Glen to the foggy streets of Silent Hill, Alex must
face the darkest of horrors in order to find his brother. Struggling with his
own grip on reality, Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares,
discover the truth behind his brother’s and father’s disappearances, and
confront the evil that has taken hold of his own flesh and blood.

New International Track and Field
Release date: July 2008
Genre: Sports
Platform: Nintendo DS

The classic sporting game series of Track & Field
celebrates its’ 25th Anniversary by coming to Nintendo DS. All the excitement
and fun of the original titles is brought up to date with a bright and stylish
new look, more events and online play.

The hyper-addictive gameplay was developed to
take full advantage of the touch screen and stylus, thus providing gamers with a
unique experience on DS. Players can either dip into single events or take on
the challenge of the sporting career mode. Test your skills against the world
via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and see if you have what it takes to become the
best in the world. Going beyond mere online play New International Track and
Field features online tournaments and worldwide rankings.

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