Konami Revamps Its Popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Online Service for March

Feb 2nd 2010

Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE Accelerates!

El Segundo, CA – (February 2, 2010) – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc, (KDE) is pleased to announce a massive product upgrade for its ever-popular Yu-Gi-Oh!™ ONLINE game, with the advent of Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL ACCELERATOR which will be released for the PC in March 2010.

As KDE's Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE enters its fifth year, the publisher added a wealth of new elements, cards and systems for online Duelists. Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL ACCELERATOR provides exciting Duels with the latest characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TV series, and will also feature old favorites such as Yugi, Kaiba, Jaden and Princeton.

Players are invited to create 3D avatars for use in the game, and KDE has enhanced the basic mechanics of online Dueling, too. The most Duelist-friendly change is that Duels will now be played at no cost. Players can buy BOOSTERPASS points to add new cards to their Decks, and these can be acquired by credit card or PayPal. In this new version of Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE, players will not only be able to trade cards with other players but also lend cards to their friends and Dueling team members.

Konami has opened free Beta trials of Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL ACCELERATOR now, which will continue until the end of February. It can be found at www.yugioh-online.net, and will run alongside the existing Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL EVOLUTION service, which will come to an end when Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE DUEL ACCELERATOR launches in March.

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, DanceDanceRevolution 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, and 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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