KONAMI LAUNCHES DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION FOR XBOX 360™

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Apr. 12, 2011 -  Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today the release of its best-selling rhythm-based series,  DanceDanceRevolution, on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  DanceDanceRevolution for the Xbox 360 marks its long awaited return to the console complete with the engaging, physical, and interactive gameplay fans have come to love. 

DanceDanceRevolution on Xbox 360 features two new gameplay modes filled with non-stop dancing action. In Dance Off mode, up to four players can take to the dance mat, each taking turns similar to a dance battle. The winner is the dancer who can step and dance accurately to the arrows. Special gimmicks await players to add an extra level of challenge as well. Club Mode is a feature designed for the more hardcore  DanceDanceRevolution  fan, challenging players to dance four to 20 songs back-to-back with varying difficulty levels depending on how well they perform. If the player changes the option to non-stop, they can keep dancing, regardless of the Dance Gauge.

DanceDanceRevolution for Xbox 360 comes fully equipped with the Visual Jockey, a feature which awards dancing pros with new on-screen graphics for a more engaging gameplay experience. For those advanced  DanceDanceRevolution jockeys, the game also features a high-difficulty level, the Challenge Level, with diagonal arrows added to the standard up, down, right and left arrows. Additionally, players can use their Xbox LIVE™ Vision camera to appear in-game and watch themselves dance on screen. 

In true  DanceDanceRevolution fashion, the game boasts a vast song roster with 20 licensed tracks spanning decades of hits from "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang to "crushcrushcrush" by Paramore and "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga.  DanceDanceRevolution  also includes more than 30 original songs by KONAMI's original artists, and download new songs and add them to their playlist through Xbox LIVE.

DanceDanceRevolution is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is now available in retail stores nationwide on Xbox 360 for the SRP of $39.99 and comes bundled with a  DanceDanceRevolution dance mat controller.

For more information, please visit our product page at  www.konami.com/ddr.

About DanceDanceRevolution

Originally debuting in arcades in 1998, DanceDanceRevolution has been available on most consoles with numerous on Xbox® 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii™ . Revolutionizing the get-up-and move concept for video games, DanceDanceRevolution combines high-energy music with fun-filled gameplay. The game has swept into the pop culture psyche as it has had its own television program on CBS, is regularly featured on primetime television, music videos and feature films, has its own fan club and fan sites, is part of the physical education program in many school districts, and is a featured workout in fitness clubs across the United States.

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:

Brandon Cox

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

(310) 220-8674

Cb32603@konami.com

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Vinti Bhatnagar / Kelsey Lynch

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