Konami Announces New 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh! US National Championship Website

May 19, 2009

Konami Announces New 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh!
US National Championship Website

Compete for the chance to win the
ultimate prize of playing in the 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament in
Japan

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
today announced the all new Yu-Gi-Oh! website centered around the 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh!
US National Championship. Starting on May 19th, players will be able to log-on
to www.konami.com/yugioh
and sharpen their Yu-Gi-Oh! skills against some of the best competitors in the
United States.

The 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh! US National
Championship will set the stage for players to test their skills in a Yu-Gi-Oh!
timed test with thousands of competitors across the country. The top 256 with
the fastest times will then compete via Nintendo Wi Fi connection in a
head-to-head battle using the all new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust Accelerator: World
Championship 2009 video game on Nintendo DS for a shot at traveling to ComiCon
San Diego in July 2009. There, the top four will compete against each other in
the semi-finals. The top two finalists will be flown to Japan to compete against
the best in the world at the 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in August 2009.



www.konami.com/yugioh
launches in tandem with the
release of two new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s video games. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers
for Wii and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 for
Nintendo DS will be available for purchase on May 19th 2009. The latest
iterations in the popular franchise are based on the immensely successful Yu-Gi-Oh!
5D’s animated series on 4Kids Network.

For tournament rules, registration
and more information on Yu-Gi-Oh! visit
www.konami.com/yugioh
and click the Yu-Gi-Oh! US National Championship logo.