KONAMI ANNOUNCES GRADIUS REBIRTH™ NOW AVAILABLE ON WiiWARE™

El Segundo, Calif. - March 16, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Gradius ReBirth™, the latest entry into the Gradius game franchise, is now available for download on WiiWare™. Making its original debut in arcades in 1985, the Gradius franchise is reborn in this latest addition to the arcade classic franchise. Gradius ReBirth enables players to blast their way through many levels full of alien space ships and other space creatures in this action packed side scrolling shooter.

Gradius ReBirth features a robust arsenal of upgradable space-aged weaponry that will aid players in their challenging missions to defeat the alien hordes. Watch out for the epic boss battles as they will test your shooting skills in classic, retro arcade style. Players will be able to post their high scores to worldwide leaderboards and see where they rank against all the other Gradius ReBirth players.

Rated "E for Everyone" by the ESRB, Gradius ReBirth is now available for download on WiiWare at an MSRP of 1000 Wii Points™. Wii Points can be purchased through the Wii Shop Channel. Users will need a high-speed Internet connection to access the Wii Shop Channel. For assets and never-before-seen gameplay footage, please visit: http://www.konami.com/downloads.

About Konami

Konami 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 www.konami.com.

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