HARD CORPS: UPRISING NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX LIVE® ARCADE

El Segundo, Calif. - Feb. 23, 2011 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Hard Corps: Uprising is now available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Along with the game, two new downloadable characters will be available for purchase at launch as players will have the opportunity to play as Harley Daniels and Sayuri. Harley Daniels is extra tough, starting with four health bars instead of three, while Sayuri provides players with quicker movement and a deadly Samurai blade attack. Developed by ARC System Works, Hard Corps: Uprising brings an exciting new look to a traditionally retro genre, all the while keeping with the frenetic gameplay that defines the shooter category.

Hard Corps: Uprising follows the soldier, Bahamut, as he begins to rise in strength and write his legend. Multiple game modes allow seasoned pros to show off their skills and enable genre neophytes to reach victory. Rising Mode affords new players the opportunity to earn points by overcoming enemies while under the protection of the life gauge system. This new system allows them to team up with advanced players cooperatively on or offline without the threat of sudden death. Superior players will feel right at home in Arcade Mode, modeled after the classic run-and-gun aesthetic. Playing solo or co-op, players will have to prove their expertise by finding numerous achievements and avoiding sudden death. Players all over the world can also link up via Online Co-Op Mode to view rankings, achievements and leader boards. Hard Corps: Uprising features challenging new levels, numerous power-up patterns and epic bosses. In addition, Rising Mode features a multitude of power-ups and skills, and additional content such as characters, wallpapers and avatar outfits, will be available for download. With the addition of breathtaking animations throughout the game, gamers will be immersed in the fast-paced thrills and exciting action that has always defined the 2D run-and-gun genre.

Hard Corps: Uprising is now available for 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360. Downloadable characters Harley Daniels and Sayuri will be 200 Microsoft Points each and will also be available for download today. For more information, please visit http://www.konami.com/download .

About Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. 

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.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.

About ARC SYSTEM WORKS

ARC SYSTEM WORKS is a great developer, publisher and manufacturer of video games. ARC SYSTEM WORKS's titles include the popular franchises GUILTY GEAR, and BLAZBLUE, among other top sellers. The latest information about ARC SYSTEM WORKS can be found on the Web at http://www.arcsystemworks.com or http://www.arcsystemworks.jp.

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Media Contacts:

Robert Santini

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. 

(310) 220-8166

sr38644@konami.com  


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