Got a mobile? Get a DUELPASS!

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has introduced the DUELPASS SMS, a new Premium SMS based payment system that allows players of Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL EVOLUTION to buy DUELPASS Points with their mobile phone to compete in the hottest duels online.

UK, French, German and Spanish users can now text“DP” and will be sent a DUELPASS SMS message with their DUELPASS code by return. The code is entered into the game and adds 15 DUELPASS Points to a player’s account for 15 duels of online play. The system is extremely fast and convenient to use, and also very affordable: In the UK, price is£1.00 plus standard text fee. In Germany, a DUELPASS SMS costs 1.49 Euro plus standard text fee. In France and Spain, price is only 1.50 Euro and 1.38 Euro respectively (all prices including VAT, no subscription).

Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL EVOLUTION is an online version of the incredibly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. It allows duelists from all over the world to play against each other and collect and trade thousands of virtual cards. The game can be downloaded for free from www.yugioh-online.net. More than 75 million duels have already been played worldwide since the release of the game in April 2005.

“The new DUELPASS SMS will make it easier than ever to experience Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL EVOLUTION,” commented Christopher Heck, European Brand Manager, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.“Its 24/7 availability, simplicity and speed will make it an essential part of Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL EVOLUTION.”

“As Konami continues to expand its mobile division, the use of Premium SMS to play Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL EVOLUTION is a logical extension of our business,” added Florian Stronk, Head of Mobile Division at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.“It showcases the versatility of the mobile phone platform and is another example of Konami’s commitment to this exciting medium.”

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL EVOLUTION and the new DUELPASS SMS, please visit www.yugioh-online.net.

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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/games.


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