Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH announces Mercury Steam partnership

7th March 2008

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that Spanish development studio Mercury Steam is to produce a new title for PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360.

The as-yet unnamed title will be the latest release to be overseen by Konami's fast-growing European Development team. Details on the new project are currently shadowed in secrecy, but the title will form a major part of Konami's 2009-2010 line-up.

"With the development of New International Track and Field coming to an end, it is fitting that we are ready to announce this significant addition to our European Development roster," commented Dave Cox, Head of Product Planning for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "Mercury Steam is an exciting and very talented group, and their plans for the first Europe-grown title for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION®3 are both ambitious and ground-breaking. We look forward to unveiling full details of this stunning title further down its development cycle."

"We are delighted to be working with a publisher of Konami's obvious esteem," commented Enric Alvarez, Co-owner and Projects Leader for Mercury Steam. "Konami's track record for innovation and large-scale projects is second to none, and we are looking forward to working closely with them on a title that will match their high standards."

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.

About Mercury Steam

Mercury Steam Entertainment is the leading next-gen console and PC games developer in Spain. Established in 2002 and headquartered in Madrid, MSE creates ground-breaking technology and game play for intense action games. Check out more about MSE at www.mercurysteam.com

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