KONAMI ANNOUNCES PUDDLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR XBOX LIVE® ARCADE

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – January 27, 2012 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Puddle, a winner in the 2010 GDC Independent Games Festival Student Showcase Division, is now available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. A brilliantly designed physics-based puzzle platform game, Puddle initially began as a project from six students from the French videogame school ENJMIN, and was ultimately picked up and developed by Neko Entertainment.

In Puddle, players must guide a puddle of fluid to its target destination, not by moving the fluid, but by tilting the game world. A new experience based on physics and liquid properties, players must work with friction, momentum, and the unique properties of each type of fluid and environment to send as much of each puddle past fires, rifts, spills and more. The challenge lies in the fact that the fluid motion is realistic. If players tilt too quickly, droplets are left behind and if tilted too slowly, they may not be able to make certain jumps. Players also have to control their fluid and safely navigate through pipes, plants, laboratories, a human body, a sewer, a rocket, a foundry and a power station. The end goal- avoid being evaporated away.  With endless twists, turns and surprises, Puddle tests puzzle fans like never before in an unparalleled physics-based puzzle platformer title.  

Puddle is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is now available for download on Xbox® LIVE Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points.  Puddle will also be available for PlayStation® Network on January 31 for $9.99. For assets and more information please visit www.konami.com/download and www.konami.com/puddle.

About Neko Entertainment

Since 1999, the creation of the little cat, Neko Entertainment has been developing video games on all consoles, PC, iOS and Android devices. Neko Entertainment is officially licensed to develop on Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft consoles. Neko's main activity is to develop licensed titles for leading worldwide publishers and has produced quality, interactive games including Cocoto, Maestro, Dodogo, Faceez and Puddle. Over the years and after many released titles, Neko has aimed to create exciting game content. Thanks to attractive IPs, Neko Entertainment has built strong partnerships with several distributors and publishers. The Company creates innovative game plays and technologies that utilize the full potential of the new generation of consoles. 

About Konami Group

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at  http://www.konami.com.

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Media Contacts: 

Konami Digital Entertainment

Parnaz Taheri

(310) 220-8166

tp46552@konami.com  


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