Konami Digital Entertainment Announces Side Events for January's Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Shonen Jump Championship in Los Angeles

22 Billion Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Sold Making it the World's Best Selling TRADING CARD GAME of All Time!

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – January 6, 2010 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s (KDE) Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) SHONEN JUMP Championship (January 9-10) in Los Angeles offers a plethora of side events for fans attending this premier event.

Over the course of the weekend, Yu-Gi-Oh! video and console game players interested in getting a jump on the competition for the Video Game World Championship in 2010 won't want to miss the chance to try out Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia. Duelists looking to battle their friends online won't want to miss the chance to test out the soon-to-be-released Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's game. The online action doesn't stop there – KDE will also have demos available for the revamped Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE – DUEL ACCELERATOR. Be sure to stop by and get an insider's look at all of these upcoming titles! You can also check out Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 4.

Looking for more TCG action? Make sure to check out the brand-new Pegasus League Side Event tournaments! Where else can you show off your creative deck-building skills while winning Turbo Pack 2 boosters? Decks used for Pegasus League Side Events must be constructed to a specific format, so be sure to check out the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME website for the latest Pegasus League format information, at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/league. Make room in your Dueling schedule for an ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournament, too – for the first time ever, KDE is offering four World Premiere cards from Absolute Powerforce as Giant Card prizes. Come be the first to see these cards!

KDE's SHONEN JUMP Championship in Los Angeles takes place January 9-10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The registration fee is $20, and each player will receive five booster packs just for participating. The top three finalists from the SHONEN JUMP Championship will receive the highly sought-after “Dark End Dragon” SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, along with the winners of the Side Event Playoffs held on Sunday.

For more information on SHONEN JUMP Championship Los Angeles, consult the FAQ posted on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website, at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.

SHONEN JUMP Championship Los Angeles details: The Los Angeles Convention Center SHONEN JUMP Championship will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. for registration with Round One beginning at 10:00 a.m. The top 16 finalists for the SHONEN JUMP Championship, along with the top Duelists of the Sunday Regional Qualifiers, earn invites to participate in their respective countries' 2010 National Championships.

The Los Angeles stop in the SHONEN JUMP Championship tour will offer exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG side events for both Saturday and Sunday which include Win-A-Mat tournaments for all ages, and Dragon Duel tournaments for Duelists aged 12 and under. There will also be 2010 Regional Qualifier tournaments on Sunday.

For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the SHONEN JUMP Championship series, please visit www.yugioh-card.com.

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, 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 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, and 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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