Kinect adds new depth to Sports Island

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has revealed it will be releasing a Kinect exclusive version of HUDSON SOFT’s Sports Island for Xbox 360 later this year. Provisionally entitled Sports Island Freedom, the sports compilation will allow users unrivalled control within its ten events.

Sports Island Freedom marks HUDSON SOFT’s first use of the Kinect technology, and boasts ten new sporting events designed especially for motion-control system. Players will compete in specially-created games of Tennis, Boxing, Archery, Paint Ball, Beach Volleyball, Dodge Ball, Kendo, Mogul Skiing, Snowboard Cross and Figure Skating– each of which enjoys a bespoke control system.

Sports Island Freedom makes full advantage of Kinect’s advanced technology and allows gamers to compete controller-free against friends and family, and even online against decathletes around the world. Players can use their Xbox 360 Avatar as their in-game athlete, and their movements are tracked in-game. Sports Island Freedom is a fun title that delivers the accessible experience of the original HUDSON SOFT title, but adds additional depth with exciting next-generation gameplay.

Sports Island Freedom will be available for Xbox 360 in Autumn 2010. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7 03 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com.

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", "Gaming&System Business" and "Health&Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, 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. Konami is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.

About HUDSON SOFT COMPANY, LIMITED

HUDSON SOFT CO. LTD., was established in 1973, and creates and provides various own brand games for home-use video game consoles, as well as aggressively promoting digital download content. Additionally HUDSON conducts wide range of other businesses, including provision of mobile contents, PC games, music and visuals. For more information, please visit: http://www.hudson.co.jp/index_e.html

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