Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Abyss Rising Releases November 9

Abyss Rising Brings an Oceanic Onslaught to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Game

El Segundo, CA (October 23, 2012)
– Just in time for the holidays, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) brings Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Game (TCG) Duelists of all ages the next core booster release, Abyss Rising. Each core Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG booster release introduces 100 brand-new cards that let Duelists build Decks and power-up the Decks they've already built. And Abyss Rising is no different, delivering a wide variety of cards sure to please both beginners and advanced players.

Abyss Rising will make waves with lots of new cards to help out Water and Sea Serpent monsters, making it a perfect fit for the recently released Realm of the Sea Emperor Structure Deck. Abyss Rising also contains new “Number” cards as seen on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series like the unassailable Number 9: Dyson Sphere! New themes, like the aquatic Mermail monsters, will be introduced and are sure to make a splash right away! There are also plenty of cards for existing themes like Heroic Champion – Gandiva and The Grand Spellbook Tower.

Releasing on November 9, Abyss Rising will be the first Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG release with a Friday on sale, per Konami's new distribution policy announced earlier this year. Moving forward, all Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products will have a Friday release date. Duelists looking to get a preview of Abyss Rising can attend a special Sneak Peek event at Official Konami Tournament Stores starting on Saturday, November 3. Check out http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/sneakpeek.html to find a local Official Konami Tournament Store.

Abyss Rising contains 100 cards (MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack):
48 Common Cards
20 Rare Cards
14 Super Rare Cards
10 Ultra Rare Cards
8 Secret Rare Cards

Every Saturday morning, Duelists can watch the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW programming block, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on YTV!

For more information on Konami, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, or Abyss Rising, 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 25 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.

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 25 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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