Escape from Alcatraz!

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today releases Alcatraz Breakout, a new action title for iPhone and iPod touch, priced just 0,79 Euro/59p from the App Store.

Developed by KONAMI’s Parisian studio, Alcatraz Breakout is a challenging action title that charges the player with leading an escape from the most infamous prison in the world. The game uses a bird’s eye-view of the prison, from which the player must use their wits and timing to slip past the patrolling guards, while using packing cases, walls, etc. to hide from them.

As the leader of an audacious escape plan, the player must steer a gang of inmates to freedom, by sketching a path to a suitable escape route, and can also use a number of special items to aid their plan– and can also buy more via the game’s In-App purchase capability. The basic game offers five levels, each of which is unlocked as the levels are completed. Likewise, there are six basic items that can be used to bypass the guards. The In-App purchases, however, will be available for a further 0,79 Euro/59p each, and offer individual items that can be added to the game’s inventory or one out of four additional stages from which to escape.

The items available through In-App purchase include doubling the value of every prisoner that is liberated, additional lives, a sprint potion that makes the prisoners move twice as fast, sleeping gas, and even a guard uniform to allow users to pass patrols without being discovered. Players are also rewarded with bonuses with every successful break-out, and amassed scores are added to Alcatraz Breakout’s online Leaderboards, allowing successful escapees to compare their skills with those of their peers.

           

Alcatraz Breakout is available now for just 0,79 Euro/59p from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore . The In-App purchase elements will be available for the same price per item. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email steve@voltagepr.com.

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", "Gaming&Systems Business" and "Health&Fitness 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 is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.

KONAMI is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION

  


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