KONAMI Teams Up with Various Licensing Partners to Bring Eager Fans Branded METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE Merchandise

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Jan. 22, 2013 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced licensed merchandise across a variety of product categories for the highly anticipated METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE, launching February 19, 2013 in North America. The branded merchandising will be available starting early this year online and at retailers nationwide, and includes the following products:

•        Custom headsets (Astro Gaming)

•        Headwear (Bioworld Merchandising)

•        Wallets (Bioworld Merchandising)

•        Jewelry (Bioworld Merchandising)

•        Dog tags (Bioworld Merchandising)

•        Utility key ring (Bioworld Merchandising)

•        Lanyard (Bioworld Merchandising) 

•        Cell phone cases (Bioworld Merchandising)

•        USB drives (Epic Weapons)

•        Candy (Epic Weapons)

•        Buttons (Great Eastern)

•        Magnets (Great Eastern)

•        Patches (Great Eastern)

•        Puzzles (Great Eastern) 

•        Pins (Great Eastern)

•        Stationery (Great Eastern)

•        Stickers (Great Eastern)

•        Tattoos (Great Eastern)

•        Throws (Great Eastern)

•        Tumblers (Great Eastern) 

•        Wall scrolls (Great Eastern)

•        Towels (Great Eastern)

•        Action figures (Square Enix Inc.)

•        Strategy Guides (Piggyback Interactive Ltd)

•        Wall posters (Trends International, LLC)

•        Mini posters (Trends International, LLC)

"We are constantly inspired by our fans' great enthusiasm for the METAL GEAR franchise and are thrilled to work with our talented licensing partners to bring them this amazing collection of METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE memorabilia early next year," said Careen Yapp, Vice President of Acquisitions and Franchise Development for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. 

Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by delivering an action experience unlike anything seen before. The title brings two of the world's most respected development teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action together with epic storytelling, all within the expansive METAL GEAR universe.  METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE introduces Raiden as the central character - a child soldier transformed into a cyborg ninja killing machine, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE will be available on February 19, 2013 for the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® at major retail stores nationwide. 

For more information and assets, please visit:  http://www.konami.com/downloads/

About Konami Group

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. 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  http://www.konami.com.

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