Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today released character art for Rocket Knight, a new 2.5D sequel to Konami’s classic action adventure series currently in development for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, the PlayStation®Network and for PC download via Steam. Included in the new screens is the franchise’s iconic hero, Sparkster, striking a pose and ready for action. Then there’s the dastardly Axel Gear, who looks quite suspicious. It seems that he’s replaced Sparkster as the hero of Zephyrus. Also featured is General Sweinhart giving a rousing speech to inspire the Zephyrians to war.

In Rocket Knight, players assume the role of Sparkster, a heroic opossum who returns home to the Kingdom of Zephyrus after 15 years only to discover that wolves have attacked his homeland. Rocket Knight introduces expansive new worlds to the franchise, with massive platform levels as well as rocket-flying levels. Using their wits and a trusty rocket pack, players must overcome the hostile wolf army aiming to attack Sparkster’s beloved kingdom. As gamers battle their way past the enemy, their rocket pack can be used to ricochet off walls, launch Sparkster through obstacles and enemies in his way, and drill through weak walls to create new passageways. To attack distant foes, Sparkster can shoot projectiles from his sword or create a burst vortex with his rocket pack to repel enemy bombs right back at them. When all else fails, players can use Sparkster’s prehensile tail to hang from and slide down rails in order to avoid danger. With online leaderboards, dedicated players will also be able to show off their high scores and fastest times online.

Rocket Knight will be available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, the PlayStation®Network and for PC download via Steam in 2010. To download the new character art and for more information and assets, please visit our media download site at: http://www.konami.com/downloads

Media Contacts:

Konami Digital Entertainment

Brandon Cox



Bender/Helper Impact

Robert Santini



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