Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. Descends on Comic Con with an Astounding Array of Activities Scheduled for Attendees

Jul 22nd 2009
Company will Showcase its global phenomenon Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME
and the Award-Winning Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game


El Segundo, CA (July 22, 2009) – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) brings its arsenal of best selling global CARD GAMES, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Blue Dragon to San Diego Comic Con International (booth #3713) from July 22nd – 26th. KDE will host unique opportunities to become your own Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Token Card, vie for a spot as a Master Duelist plus much, much more.

“We are thrilled to be in the midst of the excitement of this year's 40th anniversary of San Diego Comic Con. This show gives us a terrific opportunity to show our Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and the Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game to thousands of comic and pop-culture fans” commented Yumi Hoashi, vice president of Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment. “Attendees can stop by our booth throughout the show and get game demonstrations, walk away with cool giveaways and then go play in a multitude of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME and Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game tournaments for a chance to get even more fun prizes.”

Looking for the latest trading card game products that Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has to offer? Stop by the booth to purchase a pack or two before heading over to a table to play the newest game from KDE, the Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game (RPCG). This easy-to-learn game won Creative Child Magazine's “Seal of Excellence” award and is the perfect way to introduce younger players into the trading card game genre. Blue Dragon RPCG experts will be on-hand to demo, teach and engage kids in a game featuring a unique world with elements of magic and powers derived from mythical creatures known as Shadows and allies known as Partners. The objective of the Blue Dragon RPCG is to use your cards to gain valuable Experience Points (EXP), progressively level up Shadows and bring an opponent from 20 Life Points (LP) down to 0 to win the game.

What Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fan doesn't want to become their very own Token Card? KDE allows San Diego Comic Con attendees to do just that, choose from four different card backgrounds to become your own personalized Token Card – suitable for use during your Duels!

Already a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG enthusiast? Then head to room16 A/B on the Mezzanine Level to participate in numerous tournaments and Duels (pre-purchase tickets at booth #3713). Throughout Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, KDE is hosting a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournaments and activities that appeal to beginners and to expert players alike. These include Duel the Master, Starter Deck Tournaments, Attack of the Giant Card, Dragon Duel Tournaments, Go for the Gold Yu-Gi-Oh! and even a Family Tournament. A complete schedule is available at www.Yu-Gi-Oh!-card.com.

Attendees can also experience the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Terminal, a Card Game Machine that provide players the opportunity to experience the highly strategic characteristics of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in an arcade-type machine. The Duel Terminal, a fixture throughout Japan, offers the perfect component to teach new players the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG while dispensing a collectible card!

San Diego Comic Con hours:
Wednesday, July 22: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Preview Night; some activities not available)
Thursday, July 23: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 24: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 26: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About BLUE DRAGON
Viz Media (master North American licensor for the television, home video and non-video game merchandising rights for BLUE DRAGON) granted the licensing rights for the BLUE DRAGON trading card games to Konami in June of 2008. For more information on BLUE DRAGON please visit http://bluedragon.viz.com.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 20 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.

About Konami
Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. Konami's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill®, Dance Dance Revolution® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. Konami is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 20 billion cards worldwide. 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 www.Konami.com.

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