Two mobile games from Konami Digital Entertainment chosen as finalists for 2008 Meffys Awards

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH announced today that two of its mobile games, Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 and Metal Gear Solid Mobile, have been nominated as finalists for the 2008 Meffys Awards. The Meffys, which honor the most influential mobile entertainment players, attracted applicants from 21 countries across four continents and have narrowed the entries to five finalists in each category. Winners will be announced at the Meffys gala dinner May 8, 2008 in Cannes.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 has been nominated for its unique capabilities allowing players to defeat the opposition with a flowing short pass game, long up-field passes with pin-point accuracy or stunning attacking dribbles towards the opponent’s goal utilizing a unique one button control system perfected for mobile gaming. Pro Evolution Soccer is endorsed by some of the world’s top players including Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Owen, and includes over 100 officially licensed teams. Featuring superb graphics and animation, accurate ball physics and incredible game play, Pro Evolution Soccer is the most playable and realistic soccer experience ever seen on mobile.

Metal Gear Solid Mobile has been selected as a finalist due to its never-before-seen dramatic 3D art displays and camera work that greatly surpass the current standard of mobile games. In the game, players will face the same extreme tension of solitary infiltration that fans of the classic tactical espionage action game have come to expect from the Metal Gear Solid console game series. The game also takes advantage of the phone’s camera functionality, using the camera to sample colors from the real world for an in-game camouflage system. It is also possible to shift the viewpoint from first to third person in the game to control a variety of weapons.

“Konami is honored to have two of its top franchise titles recognized so highly by the Meffys Awards,” said Florian Stronk, Head of Mobile Business Departement of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.“Both of these games demonstrate our unique approach to mobile gaming and our dedication to bringing the best mobile entertainment content that the industry has to offer.”

Konami plans to continue to develop groundbreaking mobile games throughout 2008, working towards additional award wins in 2009.

About Meffys Awards

As the industry’s official benchmark for measuring success and rewarding innovation, the Meffys recognize and honor the most influential mobile entertainment players from around the world. This year, we received a record number of entries representing 21 countries. Building on last year’s celebrated gala, we are expecting up to 500 industry leaders and press to attend the Meffys gala dinner in May.

About Mobile Entertainment Forum

Founded in 2000, MEF Global’s network of members represents a“Who’s Who” of mobile entertainment businesses and entrepreneurs. Since launching, MEF has actively promoted the mobile entertainment industry as an identifiable and significant sector, with specific commercial structures and interests. By bringing together thought-leaders from across the value chain, MEF has created a focal point for the industry to work together on global issues and local priorities to accelerate the industry’s growth.

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 Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, 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.

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