Konami Announces Yu-Gi-Oh! National Championships to be held as planned

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is pleased to announce today to the delight of millions of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Duelists in Europe and Latin America, that all European and Latin American National Championships will be held as planned. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Championships are some of the largest and most prestigious events held around the world each year, as Duelists worldwide vie to be crowned the World Champion of 2009.

“European and Latin American Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists can now organize their Decks and begin training for their National Championships,” noted Kunio Neo, President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.“For Europe, winning their National Championship is the first step in the journey to the European Championships. The top four finalists from the European Championship will win a paid trip for the chance to win the highest honors at the World Championship in Japan.”

Aspiring Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Champions should visit www.yugioh-card.com and click on their country’s flag for more event details.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 18 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a duel while using cards that represent powerful Monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

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", "Health&Fitness Business" and "Gaming&System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, 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. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games.

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