Combat Ensues with Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.'s Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game Raging Battle Booster Set

May 12th 2009
Raging Battle Designed to Counter Most Tournament Decks & Strategies

El Segundo, CA – (May 12, 2009) – The latest booster set for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), Raging Battle, from global TCG powerhouse Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) might be the most lethal collection to hit the scene in some time. The Raging Battle booster set, available at hobby and mass market stores today, includes 10 World Premiere cards and 10 Bonus Cards never-before-seen in North America!

Raging Battle (MSRP $3.99 per nine-card pack) picks up where Crimson Crisis left off, with all-new Synchro monsters, spells, and trap cards. Behold the unstoppable strength of the Dark Signers' Earthbound Immortal monsters – available for the first time in Raging Battle! Amaze your friends and foes with the new Koa'ki Meiru, specifically designed to defeat the most popular deck strategies used at tournaments. PLUS: More Blackwing monsters to swarm your opponent! More Morphtronics! New Synchro Monsters! New Tuners! And more new cards used by your favorite characters on TV!
“Duelists first witnessed the awesome power of Raging Battle at local hobby stores that participated in the KDE Sneak Peek event on May 2nd and 3rd,” noted Kevin Tewart, Senior Research & Development Manager for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Raging Battle's Koa'ki Meiru and the Earthbound Immortal cards will have Duelists scratching their heads to design new Decks and solve matchup problems created by this new booster set. Each pack contains at least one Rare Card with a chance for more!”

Product Breakdown:
Nine cards per Raging Battle booster pack
Collect 48 Common Cards
20 Rare Cards
14 Super Rare Cards
10 Ultra Rare Cards

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 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 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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