Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Details Plans for Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Stardust Overdrive Retailer Sneak Peek

Sep 30th 2009
Sneak Peeks to be Held at Official Tournament Stores

El Segundo, CA – (September 30, 2009) – Continuing its commitment of year-round support to hobby stores nationally, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) today announced its fourth Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Sneak Peek event featuring the soon-to-be released Stardust Overdrive booster set. Stardust Overdrive (MSRP $3.99 per nine-card pack) will first be released at Official Tournament Stores participating in KDE's Sneak Peek on either October 31 and/or November 1, depending on the store's preference. The Stardust Overdrive booster set will be available nationwide at those hobby stores not participating in the Sneak Peek event and at retailers on November 17.

Offering an upgraded version of “Stardust Dragon,” all new Blackwing and Fortune Lady cards make Stardust Overdrive an ideal booster set for the tournament store owner to draw Duelists into their store for this Sneak Peek. The addition of finding one of the never before seen World Premier cards adds an extra element of excitement to the event!

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s Sneak Peek program makes it easy for hobby stores to market themselves as the best place for Duelists to get their Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products supplies. Retailers interested in hosting a Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Stardust Overdrive Sneak Peek should send an email request to [email protected] to become an Official Tournament Store. KDE has created kits specifically for store owners hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Sneak Peek events and are available to order from September 30th.

Each kit, designed to support 16 players, includes:

· 80 packs of Stardust Overdrive
· Limited edition Ultra Rare card for all participants – while supplies last
· One Stardust Overdrive Game Mat and one Stardust Overdrive t-shirt for prizes
· Official letter with scorecard from KDE thanking each player for participating

Additionally, stores which order the Stardust Overdrive booster set online will receive a free Stardust Overdrive Sneak Peak poster.

Stardust Overdrive features monsters from all three series of the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, including many of the monsters used by and against the Dark Signers on current episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. This all new 100-card booster set has something for everyone, fans of the Dark Signers can collect more Earthbound Immortals and Fortune Ladies and, the newest monsters of the Signers, including “Max Warrior” and the awesome “Majestic Star Dragon,” will satisfy any Duelist.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Stardust Overdrive set information
100-card complete set
Collect:
48 Common Cards (8:1)
20 Rare Cards (1:1)
14 Super Rare Cards (1:5)
10 Ultra Rare Cards (1:12)

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 22 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 22 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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