KONAMI ANNOUNCES STREETDATE FOR METAL GEAR SOLID®: PEACE WALKER FOR PSP®

El Segundo, Calif. - December 4, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced that May 25th, 2010 is the official street date for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system in North America.

Developed by legendary Hideo Kojima - the mastermind behind the most successful video game tactical-espionage series of all time - this latest PSP system installment picks up where Metal Gear Solid®3 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker features original game design, story and scenario by Hideo Kojima. Scheduled to launch in 2010, the game takes the series in an exciting new direction with its incredible visuals and its unique new game system designed specifically with the PSP in mind.

"Featuring an original story created by legendary game designer, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is a title that has serious sales potential," said David Daniels, Director of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Kojima Productions has pushed the limits of the PSP system and we cannot wait to unveil their latest addition to the Metal Gear franchise to gamers this coming May."

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, is being developed exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

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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