Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Set to Launch First 5D's Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game™ Duelist Pack – Yusei

New Duelist Pack Includes Powerful Cards Used by Yusei in Popular Animated Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Series

El Segundo, CA. – (January 22, 2009) – Yusei brings to life the deftness, skill and the command needed to be a leader amongst Duelists, all of which have been chronicled on the wildly popular animated television series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. New Duelists can also live the adventure by playing Konami Digital Entertainment Inc's (KDE) latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME™ (TCG) release Duelist Pack - Yusei.

Duelist Pack – Yusei is designed with new players in mind - strategy cards to help youngsters work on their game play skills and plenty of powerful cards for a winning hand. At the same time, the new cards are sure to appeal to existing players! Duelist Pack – Yusei will be available on February 24 at both hobby and retail stores nationwide and comes in two versions: single foil Duelist Pack with an MSRP of $1.99; and a two-pack blister with an MSRP of $3.99.

Yusei is known for his leadership skills and the quickness in which he battles – both of these enable him to take advantage of his opponents who underestimate him as he utilizes speed and swarming themed cards into his attacks.

“Young Duelists will enjoy throwing out Synchro Monsters, Junk Warrior, Nitro Warrior and Turbo Warrior while waiting for the right time to bust out his knock out card – Stardust Dragon,” said Yumi Hoashi, Vice President Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.. “Duelist Pack – Yusei is a great product to jump right into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG mix. There is no shortage of exciting cards to help Duelists learn the game.”

Duelist Pack – Yusei product breakdown:
30‐card complete set (5 new cards, 25 existing cards)
Collect 17 Common Cards
7 Rare Cards
4 Super Rare Cards
2 Ultra Rare Cards
10 Strategy Cards

For distributors and retailers wanting to set up accounts with KDE, please contact customer support at 310-220-8630 or [email protected]

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 18 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 various countries in South and Central America and Europe.

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 18 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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