Konami Digital Entertainment Returns to Gen Con

Aug 13th 2014
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT GETS SET TO BRING IT FOR FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT AT GEN CON INDIANAPOLIS AUGUST 14-17

Including Interactive Green Screen to Create Personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Cards, Duel the Masters and Exclusive Con Mat!


El Segundo, CA (August 13, 2014) – Stretching over four days, Indianapolis becomes the mecca of the gaming world with the annual presence of the Gen Con gaming convention. Returning as a contributing sponsor, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), the makers of the best-selling trading card game ever, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), brings a full complement of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product, competitions and interactive experiences.

New this year, KONAMI will only be exhibiting in Wabash Rooms #1-3. Attendees will want to make the Wabash Room and KONAMI their first stop because they will be selling an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG game mat featuring Yugi with Slifer the Sky Dragon! A limited quantity will be available for just $30 during the show so attendees should stop by early before supplies run out. Also, fans will want to create their own exclusive one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card. They can choose from six different card backgrounds including the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG logo and favorites like Yusei, Jaden, Yugi, Astral and Yuma – each suitable for use during Duels! Additionally, KONAMI will be uploading photos to the Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Facebook page following the event so that fans can share their photos with friends.

With Token Card in hand, attendees will want to make their way to a game table and get a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demonstration from the experts. There will also be a $3 off coupon in the Gen Con show book for Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown (redeemable only at KONAMI's retail counter in the Wabash Rooms during Gen Con). Electronic gamers can also get their Yu-Gi-Oh! fix at one of the upright gaming stations where they can play Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels and the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival. Fans can also try the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Dash, an interactive mini-game based on the TCG featuring Kuribohs! It's a race to the Finish Line as Duelists compete against each other while negotiating obstacles and acquiring cards to slow down their opponent or to give themselves a boost!

Additionally, KONAMI will offer a complete Yu-Gi-Oh! Experience providing the most immersive and engaging environment to attendees. Participants can play a Yu-Gi-Oh! themed beanbag toss or Duel on an oversized game mat utilizing large Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from the Yugi & Kaiba Reloaded Starter Decks. These activities will also be open to everyone during Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Fans looking to fill out their collection can purchase the newest and most popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products at Gen Con every day of the show while supplies last, including the recently released Battle Pack 3: Monster League and the August 15th release of Duel Alliance booster packs!

KONAMI will be holding a Duel the Master competition throughout the four days where each aspiring Master will get the chance to spin the wheel – to determine which Deck they'll play – and then battle head-to-head against a true TCG Master. If an attendee knocks off a Master they can spin the wheel again to determine a prize, though everyone will get one booster pack just for participating.

For those players looking for more structured play, KONAMI will be running a series of tournaments including 2015 Regional Qualifiers, Battle City Tournaments, Battle Pack 3 Booster Drafts, Realm of Light Structure Deck Tournaments, Win-A-Mats, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD! and Dragon Duels (for Duelists born 2002 or later). For a complete list of Gen Con events please visit http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.

Indianapolis Gen Con hours:
Thursday, August 14: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 17: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Duelists can tune in every Saturday morning for the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series and classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal airs twice on Sundays on Nicktoons. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal every Friday and Saturday on YTV! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

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.

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 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 subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. 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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