Konami Unveils Blockbuster Line-up

September 16, 2008


Konami has unveiled new assets and details of its
blockbuster product lineup from the company’s 2008 Holiday Press Event in
Manhattan, New York. A variety of high-profile titles for all major platforms,
including the PLAYSTATION®3 system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft, Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and
Nintendo DS™, are being showcased at this year’s event. Featured products being
shown span across all genres targeted towards players of all age groups and
skill levels. Konami continues to expand upon its leadership position in the
music games category while bringing its celebrated franchises and original
titles to next generation and handheld systems.

Below are a list of titles being shown at this
year’s 2008 Holiday Press Event.

Castlevania®: Order of Ecclesia® Following
on the success of Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin the legendary Castlevania
series is back in its 3rd installment on the 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. Take part in side quests and collect items to power up your
character in the next great Castlevania game produced by Koji Igarashi. –
Release date: October 21, 2008 – Platform: Nintendo DS™

Castlevania®: Judgment The battle between
good and evil continues with Castlevania Judgment, the first Castlevania title
for the Wii. Castlevania Judgment brings together the many generations of heroic
vampire hunters, including the fearsome Belmont clan, as well as Dracula’s most
formidable allies, and pits them against one another in the first Castlevania
fighting game ever created! Choose sides from a collection of 14 battle-tested
warriors in a clash of epic proportions that will span the depths of time. –
Release date: Fall 2008 – Platform: Wii™

Pro Evolution Soccer™ 2009 Pro Evolution
Soccer is back for 2009! The terms "PES" and "Winning Eleven" have always been
synonymous with realism and superior gameplay, but this year PES will further
narrow the gap between the game, and the real thing! New stadiums, players
motions and gameplay modes will bolster a game already focused on providing an
exciting soccer experience. In 2009, Pro Evolution will once again push the
limits of soccer gaming. If it were any more real, you’d be on the field! –

Release date: November 11, 2008 (Wii™ Coming in
2009) – Platform: Xbox 360®/PLAYSTATION®3/PlayStation®2/ PSP®

DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2
DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary with an all-new game for
the Wii! The hottest 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 platform.
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 4 decades of music, entirely new modes and more! –

Release date: September 16, 2008 – Platform: Wii™

DanceDanceRevolution® Universe 3
DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary! DanceDanceRevolution®
UNIVERSE 3 dances it’s 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! –

Release date: October 2008 – Platform: Xbox 360®

DanceDanceRevolution® X Celebrate the 10th
anniversary of the hottest revolution and bestselling dance video game! Brand
new to the PlayStation®2, DanceDanceRevolution® X explodes onto the dance floor
with enhanced graphics, fun interactive gameplay, an incredible song selection
and innovative new game modes.

– Release date: September 16, 2008 – Platform:

Rock Revolution™ Release your inner
rockstar or allow your friends the privilege of picking up an axe or pounding
the skins with you to over 40 mind bending rock and roll tracks! Unleash your
creative juices in the Jam Mode where you can create your own music in a state
of the art multi-track studio! This is the musical revolution the world has been
waiting for! –

Release date: Fall 2008 – Platform: Xbox
360®/PLAYSTATION®3/Wii™/Nintendo DS™

Karaoke Revolution® Presents: American Idol®
Encore 2
Live out your dream as a singing sensation with Karaoke Revolution®
Presents: American Idol® Encore 2! Play with friends and family online using the
brand new co-op head-to-head mode (Xbox 360 and PS3 only), or compete in front
of all three American Idol judges and sing your way to stardom. Tailor your game
experience with all-new enhanced and customizable characters, features and
downloadable songs (Xbox 360 and PS3 only). Are you ready to be the next
American Idol? –

Release date: Winter 2008 – Platform:
Wii™/PLAYSTATION®3/Xbox 360®

Winx Club™: Mission Enchantix Based on the
mega-hit 4Kids cartoon, Winx Club: Mission Enchantix features an exciting mix of
puzzles and exploration, an expanded Magic Closet mode where you can design your
own outfits and share them with friends, and an all new mode dedicated to
accessing exclusive Winx Club artwork, videos and music! –

Release date: November 4, 2008 – Platform:
Nintendo DS™

Lost in Blue Shipwrecked The Lost in Blue®
series debuts on a new platform for the first time ever with Lost in Blue®
Shipwrecked. Experience a survival adventure like never before through colorful
3D graphics and the uniquely interactive capabilities of the Nintendo Wii™. You
find yourself stranded on a mysterious island filled with lush forests, a sunken
ship, 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 out or make
a new life for yourselves there forever. –

Release date: September 23, 2008 – Platform: Wii™

Silent Hill®: Homecoming Silent Hill:
Homecoming is the latest entry into the Silent Hill franchise. The story follows
Alex Shepherd, returning 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 disappearances,
and confront the evil that has taken hold of his own flesh and blood. –

Release date: September 30, 2008 – Platform: Xbox

Elebits: Adventures of Kai and Zero Enter
into an extraordinary game of hide and seek in this exciting sequel to Elebits!
Seek out the mischievous little omega Elebits that hold magical powers and give
you the ability to complete puzzle quests. The more you play the stronger you
become as you capture Omega Elebits providing you with incredible magic
abilities to solve tasks. Find, capture and befriend the Elebits, raise them and
embark on a magical journey using their combined powers to battle through
amazing adventures! –

Release date: Q1 2009 – Platform: Nintendo DS™