Konami Digital Entertainment Helps to Deliver the Best Four Days in Gaming at Gen Con Indianapolis
El Segundo, CA (August 3, 2011) – Duelists, get ready to play! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami), the maker of the best-selling Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), is coming to Gen Con with a full house of awesome activities to satiate the enormous crowds attending the four-day show August 4th – 7th including Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competitions, game demonstrations and even a sneak peek of the upcoming Generation Force booster set!
At the Konami booth (#701) Gen Con Indy attendees will have a blast creating their own souvenir – a one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card. They can choose from seven different card backgrounds with characters, including favorites like Yusei Fudo and Yugi Muto, to create their own personalized Token Card – suitable for use during Duels! For those not familiar with the ‘how tos’ of the game, experts will be available to give hands-on demonstrations and, for players wanting a few tips to raise their game up a notch, they have a chance to “Duel the Master” throughout the show. Always a hit with the crowd is the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's DUEL TERMINAL arcade-style machine that plays and teaches the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and dispenses cards to players.
Also at the booth, show attendees can learn to play the recently released SUPERHEAT Skateboard Trading Card Game, a revolutionary new trading card game designed by skaters which features more than 30 of the top professional riders in street and vert.
Attendees won't want to leave the show without new cards for their Decks so they can purchase Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products at Gen Con, including the exciting new Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz!
For the avid Duelist or players looking for a more formal gameplay experience, Konami will host many opportunities throughout the four-day show to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in Hall K. From the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series new season opener and Pegasus Challenge to Dragon Duel and Win-a-Mat events, there is a tournament to satisfy players at all levels. Konami is even giving attendees a chance to preview their upcoming booster set – Generation Force – at a Sneak Peek on Sunday, nearly two weeks before the general public can purchase it. . Each Saturday morning in the United States Duelists can catch TV episodes of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, along with the new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's series, on TheCW4Kids block. For more information on Konami and a complete schedule of events for Gen Con Indy, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.
About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 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.
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 25 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.