Konami unveils Gormiti: The Lords of Nature!

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has released the first trailer and assets for its forthcoming Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! title for Wii and Nintendo DS. The game also made its first public appearance on the Giochi Preziosi/Gormiti event at the International Toy Fair Nürnberg in Germany which was held between February 4th-9th.

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! will be released across Europe in Q3 2010, and uses characters and locations from the popular Gormiti TV show co-produced by Marathon Media&Giochi Preziosi. The game recreates the beautifully illustrated island of Gorm, where the Lords of Earth, Sea, Air and Forest are charged with stopping the evil Magmion from wreaking havoc.

The action starts as a character called Razzle, while cleaning the library, accidentally knocks some old books into a Portal. These books tumble down to Gorm and land at the feet of Magmion, the evil Lava Gormiti. Magmion reads the book and learns of an old legend which talks about reuniting five sacred amulets which have been scattered across Gorm. Once reunited these amulets allow the holder to open an inter-dimensional portal to Earth! The Lords of Nature need to use all their unique powers to hinder Magmion’s plans and save Earth.

In addition to the story and arcade modes that both versions share, the Wii game also allows two-players to play together co-operatively. It also features jigsaw and sliding tile puzzle games, wherein tiles or jigsaw pieces relating to each of the main characters must be collected and assembled. The completed image then reveals an interactive 3D interactive character. All FMV sequences in Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! are voiced by actors from the cartoon show, and once unlocked, a full 40 minutes of action can be watched together.

Both the Wii and Nintendo DS titles feature a wealth of key landmarks from the TV series, as players directly control three of the Lords of Nature within a group. Using the individual skills of each Lord, players battle Magmion’s minions using melee‘Super’ attacks, or powerful long-ranged moves, and can switch between their various skills with ease. Gameplay is enhanced with puzzles and obstacles that must be overcome using the group of 3 Lords currently at the player’s disposal.

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 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.

Marathon Media

A key component of the powerful international audiovisual group Zodiak Entertainment, Marathon Media is France’s number one animation producer and a major player on the world stage. Based in Paris, the company is managed by Vincent Chalvon Demersay and David Michel. Amongst its portfolio of international successes are Gormiti, Spiez, Monster Buster Club, Martin Mystery, Team Galaxy, Marsupilami and Totally Spies! Each brand’s extraordinary track record in TV extends into merchandising, with activity across categories such as toys, home entertainment, multimedia, stationery, publishing and many more. Marathon Media's programmes are distributed internationally by Zodiak Entertainment Distribution.

www.marathon.fr

Press contact:

Coralie Magnin– PR&Communication

coralie.magnin@marathon-media.fr

About GIOCHI PREZIOSI:

Giochi Preziosi is a very successful European toy group founded by Enrico Preziosi.

The Group, run by Dario Berté and Oddone Pozzi, is the market leader in Italy and one of the four largest worldwide players in the toy industry. Its activities cover a wide range of toy products but also include back to school, snack foods, clothing and other consumer products aimed at the youth market. Giochi Preziosi is based in Italy with subsidiaries in France, Spain, Greece, Germany, Eastern Europe. The recent acquisition of the English distributor Flair and the establishment of Preziosi U.S.A. Inc.- a wholly owned subsidiary - in January 2008, will enable the Group to gain a leading role also in these markets, strategic for its development policies.

Licensing contact: Additional info:

licensing.gormiti@giochipreziosi.it Alberto Picotti +39 02 964751

Gormiti Series and Images from the Series:©2008 Giochi Preziosi S.p.A. and Marathon. And all related logos, names and distinctive likenesses are the exclusive property of GIOCHI PREZIOSI and MARATHON.

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature will be re-released for Wii™ and DS in Q3 2010. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com.

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