Hideo Kojima presents new Peace Walker elements

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has confirmed that development legend Hideo Kojima will appear at the gamescom event in Cologne to outline his ambitious plans for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

Kojima will appear on stage at the event to detail new plot and gameplay elements for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) title, which acts as a direct sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The gamescom event will witness the unveiling of an all-new trailer for the game, while Kojima is planning to detail the first information on the game’s multi-player co-operative mode.

Metal Gear Solid®: Peace Walker is set in 1974 and boasts an all-new story penned by Kojima himself. Scheduled to launch in 2010, the game takes the series in an exciting new direction with incredible visuals that bring its many characters and set pieces to vivid life, and a unique new game system designed specifically for the PSP format.

The game is already being hailed as the most exciting PSP title in development.“gamescom is the most important show in the European calendar and we are extremely excited, that Hideo Kojima is attending this event,” explained Martin Schneider, European PR and Marketing Director at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.“He will be there to meet his fans and elaborate on PeaceWalker’s new co-operative elements to all committed games players.”

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

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will be released exclusively for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) in 2010. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com.


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