KONAMI SHIPS KONAMI SHIPS SUIKODEN TIERKREIS FOR NINTENDO DS™ TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

El Segundo, Calif.– March 17, 2009– Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Suikoden Tierkreis has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The latest iteration in the critically acclaimed franchise that was introduced more than 12 years ago, Suikoden Tierkreis is the first handheld game in the Suikoden series that will be available exclusively for the Nintendo DS™.

Suikoden Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG as players journey with a variety of characters while exploring exotic locations and cultures across the game’s universe of parallel worlds. In the beginning, players and four companions find a mysterious“Chronicle” and awake as Starbearers, which puts the epic story into motion. Throughout the game, gamers can travel around the universe completing a series of quests to get rewards, eventually meeting new allies. With its grand adventure and larger-than-life scale, the story is told through rich animation sequences and gripping dialogue, pulling the players even deeper into the world of Suikoden Tierkreis.

“Konami is excited to bring this latest iteration of the popular Suikoden RPG franchise to the Nintendo DS,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.“ Suikoden Tierkreis takes full advantage of the DS platform and its online capabilities, delivering a unique RPG experience that challenges and intrigues both new and old Suikoden fans.”

Utilizing the Nintendo Wi-Fi™ Connection, Suikoden Tierkreis expands the boundaries of the handheld RPG with a robust online gameplay mode. With an active online community, players can send their characters on quests that other members of the Suikoden Tierkreis community will complete for them, as well as participate in unique boss battles.

Rated E-10+ by the ESRB, Suikoden Tierkreis will be released in North America on March 17, 2009 on Nintendo DS™ for an MSRP of $34.99. For more information, please visit: www.konami.com.

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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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