KONAMI ANNOUNCES MLB® LIVE CHALLENGE FOR FACEBOOK AND iOS DEVICES

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 1, 2013 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that MLB ® Live Challenge , an all-new, free-to-play, social mobile baseball game, is coming cross-connected to Facebook and iOS devices this Spring. MLB Live Challenge combines real baseball statistics with casual gameplay to create a deeply immersive sports experience played during the Major League Baseball season. MLB Live Challenge will be cross-connected to Facebook and iOS devices, allowing players to pick up where they left off on Facebook with their iOS devices, and vice-versa.

In MLB Live Challenge, players assume the role of team owner and build a lineup of current Major League Baseball players. Gamers can play head-to-head against other teams across a map of North America. Adding a unique element to social mobile games, the players’ lineup performs better when their batters and pitchers are succeeding in real-life Major League games. In MLB Live Challenge, players can check in daily to see how their roster performed in the real baseball games the day before, and use Challenge Points in anticipation of the next day’s results.  Challenge Point winnings will go a long way towards enhancing the experience in the title.

MLB Live Challenge delivers high production value and key moments during gameplay. Players can spin the wheel to see if they hammer the ball into the centerfield bleachers, or line it straight into the infielder’s glove. The title is the first of its kind to combine 3D animations, daily MLB statistics, and chance mechanics.

MLB Live Challenge will be available this Spring on Facebook and iOS devices.

 For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/MLBLiveChallenge.

 For assets, please visit: Konami.com/download.

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