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KONAMI ANNOUNCES “KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS ALERT” PODCAST TO FEATURE METAL GEAR SOLID V THEME SONG TALENT DONNA BURKE

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Donna Burke, singer of the METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN theme song, will be a guest on the Kojima Productions Alert Podcast on July 18th, 2013 at 5:30PM (PST). Fans will have the opportunity to submit questions for a Q&A segment.

Donna Burke, a singer, narrator, and entrepreneur, can be heard on many anime and video game soundtracks. Unveiled at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Burke provided vocal talent for the new theme song of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, "Sins of the Father!" Previously, she also sang the theme song of METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER, "Heavens Divide."

The recently released METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN trailer showcases the FOX Engine's exceptional level of visual quality with seamless integration of gameplay and cut scenes. This new title will introduce a new open world game design as well as a variety of ways to navigate this world. In addition to the franchise's returning characters, such as Snake, Kazuhira Miller, Ocelot, and Emmerich, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will introduce all new characters to the METAL GEAR universe. The storyline will focus on dark themes that portray the ugliness and tragedy of war, as a legendary hero falls from grace.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be released on the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox One® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

To submit questions for Donna Burke, please visit: www.kjp.konami.jp/gs/hideoblog_e

*Questions to be read on the air must be submitted by July 8th.

For more information on METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, please visit: www.konami.jp/mgs5

For assets, please visit: www.konami.com/downloads

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