25 years of METAL GEAR: celebrations continue

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is continuing its celebration of 25 years of its seminal METAL GEAR series, with the creation of a dedicated online hub where fans can keep abreast of the various events and releases tied in to this special anniversary.

KONAMI has created a new portal – http://www.konami-europe.net/MG25th – which will be regularly updated with news and events surrounding the 25 th anniversary. Series creator Hideo Kojima has already announced a free update for his PlayStation®3 epic, METAL GEAR SOLID 4: Guns of the Patriots, which adds 34 Trophies to the classic title, and Mr Kojima is also mid-way through a busy year of touring the globe to discuss the success of the popular series, which has sold more than 31 million copies worldwide*.

All news of Mr Kojima’s movements and announcements will be released via the new site, and it will today reveal that the classic METAL GEAR SOLID title is now available for two weeks for just 4.99 Euro/£3.99 – a reduction of 50%, and allowing fans of the series to experience the ground-breaking PlayStation® title that saw the series move into the 3D realm. KONAMI is also launching a dedicated Twitter feed to keep fans abreast of events, and can be found at @MG25th.

*Global sales till December 2011

For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email steve@voltagepr.com. Alternatively, please visit www.facebook.com/mgs.

About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business", “Gaming & Systems Business” and “Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business”. KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.  

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