Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Adds Duelist's Picks to New Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game “Turbo Packs”

Turbo Packs to be given to Duelists for Participating in
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Official Tournament Events

El Segundo, CA – (August 11, 2009) – The Duelists have spoken loud and clear. After conducting an online poll at www.yugioh-card.com earlier this year on what Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) enthusiasts wanted to see in the new Turbo Pack, the successor to the former Tournament and Champion Packs, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) has responded. The excitement will begin in August when Duelists open the first packs and see which cards made the final cut.

Turbo Packs are produced exclusively as a participation prize for Official Tournament Stores. Qualified stores will be able to begin ordering Turbo Packs for use in their in-store events beginning on August 10.

“We wanted to open up dialogue with Duelists and let them have a voice in shaping the first Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Turbo Pack,” added Kevin Tewart, senior research & development manager for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “This new Turbo Pack is really the Duelists' creation and was designed to help both veteran players and players new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG make stronger decks.”

Turbo Packs will have foil versions of popular cards that were previously available only as non-foil commons or rares. The complete 20-card set of Turbo Pack will include one Ultra Rare, four Super Rares, six Rares and nine Commons. It has been suggested that an additional surprise may also be included.

The Yu-Gi Oh! 5D's animated series can be seen in the United States Saturday mornings on The CW 4Kids Network and now Monday through Saturday on Cartoon Network. For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the Turbo Pack, 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 22 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 22 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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