LONDON, UK—AUGUST 20, 2008—Connect 2 Media, the recently formed multi-platform entertainment company, today announces the launch of Hellboy™ Mobile, a fantasy based action game that sees the comic book hero fighting evil in New York City.
Published by Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH, Hellboy Mobile is being launched by Connect 2 Media on carriers in Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, Australia&New Zealand to coincide with the launch of the forthcoming video game on PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), Hellboy™: The Science of Evil.
In his mobile adventure, Hellboy uncovers an insane plot for world domination and must rush to defeat the crazed Hermann Von Klempt before he can exert his evil will upon earth. By using the Samaritan Gun and the rock-solid Right Hand of Doom players guide Hellboy through the sewers of New York City and eventually into a mysterious underworld to fight against Indian spirits, shamans and mystics.
"Hellboy is a comic book hero with a wide appeal that is sure to grow with the anticipated popularity of the video game and movie launches this summer," said Greg Robinson, General Manager of Connect 2 Media. "Konami's mobile games are famous for outstanding playability and we are excited to start off what will hopefully become a long-time collaboration with a key games publisher."
"The comic-book style graphics bring this all-new adventure to life," added Florian Stronk, Head of Mobile Business Department, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "Connect 2 Media has an impressive track record in transferring cult and popular culture properties into mobile games and content to consumers in our business territory. We are looking forward to repeating this success with Hellboy Mobile."
Hellboy Mobile covers twelve bone crunching levels and displays stunning graphics and animation inspired by the highly popular comic book series. This new chapter in the Hellboy series has a unique story based on real mythology. Players can brawl or throw crates and barrels to pummel the undead enemies and they can use a variety of attack methods, including melee, gun and rage.
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About Connect 2 Media
Connect 2 Media is a multi-platform entertainment company that publishes, develops and distributes games and services across platforms including mobile, web and interactive TV. In August 2008 Connect 2 Media received investment from Hands-On Mobile, Inc through the injection of the majority of its EMEA assets into Connect 2 Media. These assets include a global distribution footprint that includes EMEA, Latin America and SE Asia. Connect 2 Media continues to work with Hands-On Mobile, Inc as the exclusive publisher of mobile gaming hits such as World Poker Tour 2, Guitar Hero® III and Marvel®.
About KONAMI CORPORATION
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health&Fitness Business" and "Gaming&System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, 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. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.