KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT GETS SET TO BRING IT FOR FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT AT GEN CON INDIANAPOLIS AUGUST 15-18

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El Segundo, CA (August 8, 2013) – The masses of game enthusiasts converging on Gen Con 2013 will want to make sure they carve out time to see what Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami), the makers of the best-selling trading card game ever, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), is bringing to this year’s show.  Konami will be featuring the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG at booth #601 and providing plenty of entertaining and engaging activities for attendees to experience at the con from August 15 th – August 18 th.

This year, attendees will want to make the Konami booth their first stop because the company will be selling a must-get for the Gen Con crowd, an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG double game mat! A limited quantity will be available for $30 during the show. Also fans will want to create their own exclusive one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card. They can choose from five different card backgrounds with characters, including favorites like Yusei, Jaden, Yugi and Yuma – each suitable for use during Duels! 

Fans can purchase Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products at Gen Con, including the recently released Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants and Number Hunters! As a bonus, for Gen Con attendees who purchase a minimum $10 worth of product, Konami is offering a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Score pad.

With Token Card in hand, attendees will want to make their way to a game table and get a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demonstration from the experts.  There will also be a $3 off coupon for Super Starter: V for Victory (redeemable only at Konami’s booth during Gen Con) in the show book. Additionally, they can snap a photo with the oversized Utopia statue as a show keepsake! Electronic gamers can also get their Yu-Gi-Oh! fix at one of the upright gaming stations where they can play Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system or the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, or Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM on iOS platforms.

Feeling lucky? Konami will be holding a Duel the Master competition, in the Wabash Room, where each aspiring Master will get the chance to spin the wheel – to determine which Deck they’ll play – and then battle head-to-head against a Master.  If an attendee knocks off a Master they can spin the wheel again to determine a prize, though everyone will get one booster pack just for participating.

In addition to the activities listed above, Konami will have exciting interactive carnival games to play in the Wabash Room. Family members can try to throw a bean bag through a hole in a Yu-Gi-Oh! character standee, try their hand at a Yu-Gi-Oh! branded game of BINGO or Duel on an oversized game mat utilizing large Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from the upcoming structure deck, Saga of Blue-Eyes White Dragon which will be released in September.

For the avid Duelist or players looking for a more formal gameplay experience, Konami will host a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG events at the Extravaganza in the Wabash Room throughout the entire convention including 2014 Regional Qualifiers, Duel the Master, Duelist League geared toward new players, Battle Pack Sealed Deck Tournaments and Win-A Mat.

Indianapolis Gen Con hours:

Thursday, August 15: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, August 16: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 17: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 18: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Duelists can tune in every Saturday morning for the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series and classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW in the United States. In addition, classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes air weekdays on Nicktoons, along with Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL airing on the network Saturday and Sunday mornings. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on YTV! 

For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 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.  Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.

About KONAMI

KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers.  KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide.  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 B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. 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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