Yu-Gi-Oh!™ heads to Xbox® Live Arcade

9th April 2010

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is bringing its popular Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D series to Xbox Live Arcade, marking the first appearance of the best-selling series for the Xbox 360 format.

Using characters and situations from the popular animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels will bring TRADING CARD GAME’s fast-dueling and ultra-competitive experience to Xbox 360-owning fans. The new game retains the dueling elements that have established Yu-Gi-Oh! as the world’s most popular trading card game, and is part of Konami’s plans to bring the franchise to online-capable formats to continue to offer its rich sense of competition and tactical play.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is synonymous with competition and fast-pace dueling, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels pulls out all the stops by giving players a starter deck to duel with, including many cards which appeared in Yu-Gi-Oh! TV animation series and additional cards can be purchased to create a master deck to compete with. An enriched story mode will help new players learn to play and duel with characters from the animated series, including Jack, Yusei and others.

The game also features three, key modes of play:

• Rank Match: Compete against Yu-Gi-Oh! fans of the same rank and ability

• Quick Match: Jump right into the action and compete against any Yu-Gi-Oh! fan

• Custom Match: Battle your friends and completely customize the rules of play

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels, players are offered a more interactive experience as players can now compete with up to four friends and utilise voice and text chat to communicate with each other. In addition, leaderboards will show players how they stack up against players across the world. These additional features will bring gamers together like never before.

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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.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels will be released via Xbox Live Arcade in Q2, 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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