Metal Gear Solid 3 Ships Nov. 17th

KONAMI ANNOUNCES U.S. RELEASE
DATE AND NEW GAME DETAILS FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STEALTH ACTION GAME – METAL
GEAR SOLID®3: SNAKE EATER

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 15,
2004 – Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake Eater(tm)
(MGS3) will be released exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system nationwide on Wednesday, November 17, 2004. Directed and produced by
Hideo Kojima, the legendary developer and creative force behind one of the
best-selling video game series of all time, MGS3 delivers the definitive stealth
action experience with unique gameplay elements, extraordinary depth, a
captivating storyline and a mind-blowing presentation.

Recently shown at Tokyo Game Show (TGS)
2004, Konami revealed an astonishing new game trailer which gave audiences a
sneak peek into the latest details of MGS3. The trailer showcases the game’s
challenging and eccentric bosses and numerous foreboding natural environments
which the main character, Snake, will encounter on his one-man mission to save
the world from the brink of nuclear annihilation. Recognizing the game’s
unparalleled gameplay, deep storyline and high production values, 1up.com – a
Ziff Davis media outlet dedicated to gaming news – awarded MGS3 with "Best of
Show," "Best Adventure Game" and "Best PlayStation 2 Game" at TGS.

Also at TGS, Konami announced the
winners of the Camouflage Campaign, which gave fans of the series the
opportunity to submit their own camouflage designs for inclusion in the game and
win a place in video game history. MGS3’s new, in-depth "camouflage index" is an
integral part of playing through the game. Gamers will be able to use face paint
and camouflage uniforms to blend into their environment, giving them the ability
to avoid enemy detection and infiltrate dangerous enemy territories. After all
the submissions were reviewed by Hideo Kojima and his award-winning design team,
they chose four unique and potentially helpful patterns, entitled Terrence
(Animals) – France, Lucky Boy (Fly) – Japan, Suna-nami Wrap (Mummy) – England
and Banana Man (Banana) – Japan.

For more information on Metal Gear
Solid 3: Snake Eater and to see the winning camouflage submissions, please
visit: www.metalgearsolid.com

About the Metal Gear Series of games
and franchise information

The Metal Gear® franchise is in its
17th year with the first Metal Gear® release debuting in Japan in 1987. The
series centered on the adventures of secret agent Solid Snake and was
consistently recognized for its new and original game design combined with a
story full of plot twists and intricate human drama. In 1998, Konami introduced
Metal Gear Solid® for the Sony PlayStation® game console, which was instantly
noted for its stunning graphics, original narrative style and superlative
gameplay. Metal Gear Solid® earned widespread critical acclaim and defined a
benchmark of quality in the action genre. Building on the precedent set by the
top-selling original title, Metal Gear Solid®2: Sons of Liberty(tm) was released
in 2001 for the Sony PlayStation®2 with overwhelming praise from gamers and
industry pundits worldwide, selling over 2 million units in the U.S. and over 5
million units worldwide. In 2002, Konami released, Metal Gear Solid®2:
Substance(tm), the expanded edition of Metal Gear Solid®2: Sons of Liberty(tm),
for the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 and PC DVD-ROM
with much fan fare. In 2003, the amazing storyline and world of Metal Gear
Solid® combined with the graphics and gameplay of Metal Gear Solid®2 to create
Metal Gear Solid® The Twin Snakes(tm) for Nintendo GameCube(tm). In 2004, Hideo
Kojima takes the tactical espionage action genre that the Metal Gear® series
defined to a completely new direction in Metal Gear Solid®3: Snake Eater(tm) for
the PlayStation®2.

About KONAMI CORPORATION Konami
Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami
Corporation’s action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal
Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. The latest
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Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary
offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in
Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock
Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by
Konami Digital Entertainment – America can be found at
www.konami.com/usa 

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