Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Sets the “Gold” Standard with the Acclaimed Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Gold Series 2009

Latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is Hobby Exclusive

El Segundo, CA – (May 27, 2009) – Following the extraordinary success of the original Gold Series released in 2008, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) is pleased to announce the availability of Gold Series 2009, a hobby store exclusive due on shelves today.

The highly-anticipated Gold Series 2009 will include some of the most popular tournament-level card types including Monarchs and Six Samurai. The 50-card set will contain 18 Gold Rares including the highly sought after and hard to get “Dark Armed Dragon” and “Test Tiger.” In addition, previous SHONEN JUMP Championship tournament prize cards “Gold Sarcophagus” and “Des Volstgalph” will be included in each set as well as a long-time favorite “Sangan” available for the first time as a Gold Foil.

“Gold Series 2008 sold out before its release and we have no doubt that the Gold Series 2009 will do the same,” said Bob Caruana, Director of Sales for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The content includes some of today's most powerful cards; for the new player it's a great jumping-off point to build a Monarch or Six Samurai Deck, and the more experienced player will be stoked by some of the most popular tournament-level cards like “Gold Sarcophagus” and “Dark Armed Dragon.”

Each box contains a 25-card pack that includes 22 common cards and three Gold Rares and retails for approximately $19.99. Display boxes include five such packs, with 10 display boxes per case.

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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