Team up for all-new Sports Fest

9th April, 2010

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and Hudson Soft have unveiled the greatest sporting challenge imaginable, as Sports Fest heads to Wii™ in Autumn, 2010.

Sports Fest represents the most diverse and challenging collection of events to date. Furthermore, the new game also centres on the competitive element of sporting endeavour, with an all-new‘League’ system allowing teams of up to six players to use their various abilities to take on rival teams. As such, using the game’s online capabilities, teams can select their strongest competitor for each event, creating fierce rivalry as each team plays their various strengths to rise up the League Table.

Sports Fest is further enhanced via compatibility with the Wii Motion Plus add-on, and this added a stunning level of control to each of the ten events. Each event has a dual-level control system designed to offer total control and accuracy, with one for novices and a second, more complex system aimed at more experienced entrants. As such, the likes of Volleyball offers every receive, toss and spike of the real thing, while Lacrosse recreates the skill and pace of the sport with slick movement, and quick shakes of the Wii Remote used to effect rapid passes and shots.

The various sports allow between one and four players to participate simultaneously, with the aforementioned Volleyball and Lacrosse, plus Fencing, supporting two players, while Racquetball, Air Race, Giant Slalom, Half-Pipe Showboarding, Freestyle Kayaking, Spring Diving, and Logging all allow up to four-players to participate. In keeping with the competitive emphasis that has set the series apart, Hudson Soft has set up an online Ranking Board will also allow users to see how they rate in each event against their online adversaries.

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. Konami is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.

About HUDSON SOFT COMPANY, LIMITED

HUDSON SOFT CO. LTD., was established in 1973, and creates and provides various own brand games for home-use video game consoles, as well as aggressively promoting digital download content. Additionally HUDSON conducts wide range of other businesses, including provision of mobile contents, PC games, music and visuals. For more information, please visit: http://www.hudson.co.jp/index_e.html

©2010 HUDSON SOFT

Published by Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.

Distributed by Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH

“Sports Fest" is a trademark of HUDSON SOFT CO., LTD.

Sports Fest will be released for Wii in Autumn 2010. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com. Assets can be found at www.voltagepr.com.


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