KONAMI REVEALS NEW SKILLS AND EMBLEMS FOR METAL GEAR® ONLINE'S SCENE EXPANSION

March 16, 2009

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Konami unveiled today, new character skills and new top ranking emblems for the upcoming SCENE Expansion, the latest Metal Gear Online expansion pack for the ultimate squad-based, tactical shooter based on the popular Metal Gear Solid franchise. Available on March 17th, 2009, SCENE Expansion will contain a vast amount of content that is sure to satisfy and excite Metal Gear Online players - including special characters, maps, skills, gear, the ability to play as a customizable character, and more. SCENE Expansion can be purchased separately for $9.99 and as a bundle with the second expansion MEME, for $14.99. Additionally, consumers will be able to purchase all three expansions - GENE, MEME and SCENE - in a one of-a-kind bundle for $17.99. All three options are available via Metal Gear Online's in-game shop and Konami's shop ( https://mykonami.net/mgo). Players can alsopurchase all Metal Gear Online content through PayPal, or through the upcoming PlayStation® Network Wallet payment system, which will be available soon.

Please find new details on the latest content of SCENE Expansion below and for the new assets, please visit our media download site at: http://www.konami.com/downloads:

3 New Skills

o CQC (Close Quarters Combat) EX - The player must have the CQC Mastery Lv3

equipped and execute 200CQC maneuvers in order to earn this skill. Once the skill is

earned, whenever a CQC attack is attempted on your character, a counter move will

automatically be executed.

• (see: Skill_CQCEX.jpg)

o Toughness - The player will need to have either a knockback, knockdown or blow

away type attack executed on them 100 times in order to earn this skill. Once earned,

your character will be able to endure knockdown attacks and recover time will be

decreased.

• (see: Toughness_Shockabsorb.jpg)

o Charm - To earn this skill, which is similar to Mei-Ling's, your character must be

distracted by a magazine 100 times. Once earned, holding the salute pose has the

same effects as a magazine. The character salute motion also changes to three

different animations.

• (see: Skill_charmup.jpg)

New Top Elite Emblems

o A number of New Top Elite emblems will be made available. Earn the emblems and will

receive a free in-game t-shirt. Here are two to check out!

o Fighting Fish - Unlock by playing a series of Deathmatches.

• (see: Emblem_Fighting_Fish.jpg)

o Arctic Skua - Unlock by playing through a series of Solo Capture missions.

• (see: Emblem_Arctic_Skua.jpg and Emblem_title_tshirt.jpg)

Metal Gear Online is the online multi-player player experience that is included free in the retail version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, developed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

Media Contacts:

For Konami Digital Entertainment

Jay Boor

310-220-8147

Jb27786@konami.com

Bender/Helper Impact

Marisa Gross

212-689-6360

Marisa_gross@bhimpact.com


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