Konami Brings Back Popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Summer Camp Program


Annual Program Runs through August in 70 U.S. Locations

El Segundo, CA (August 18, 2014) – Youth day campers across the U.S. can add the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) to their list of fun things to do this summer as Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) brings its Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME 2014 Summer Camp Tour to kids nationwide.

Once again KONAMI is partnering with Hear Here LLC to supply an exciting and interactive outlet for campers to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Two Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG brand ambassadors will visit each camp on the tour and demonstrate the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME to an expected 8,000 camp attendees during the course of the summer. Each camp will provide the appropriate level of instruction for beginners and veteran Duelists. Campers new to the game will be given step-by-step coaching to have them Dueling in no time. For attendees with Dueling experience, the ambassadors will provide Deck-building techniques to help strengthen their game strategies. Each participant will receive a 40-card Demo Deck, a take-home Game Mat and a How-to-Play poster. The program is FREE to all camp attendees.

“Summer camps provide the perfect backdrop for young campers to learn and further master the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME in a fun, creative environment,” noted Yumi Hoashi, Vice President of Card Business, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We have successfully worked with Hear Here LLC since 2009, reaching nearly 8,000 youngsters in 70 camps each year with the Summer Camp Tour. There is no better way to learn to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG than with your pals at camp this summer!”

Participating camps will be held in several locations throughout the country during August including Camp Walden (Diamond Point, NY), Southwoods (Paradox, NY), Trail's End (Beach Lake, PA), Camp Starlight (Starlight, PA), Camp Thunderbird (Charlotte, NC), Frogbridge Day Camp (Milestone, NJ), Blue Ridge Camp (Mountain City, GA), Lake of the Woods (Decatur, MI), Camp Olympia (Trinity, TX), and Boys and Girls Summer Camp (Santa Cruz, CA).

Duelists can tune in every Saturday morning for the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series and classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal airs twice on Sundays on Nicktoons. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal every Friday and Saturday on YTV! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

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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.

About Hear Here
Hear Here is a division of Primary Wave Music and Talent Management, one of the largest independent music marketing, talent management and music publishing companies in the United States founded in 2006 by Larry Mestel. Inside Hear Here, the joint venture has positioned itself to be a direct resource to the summer camping industry from the event side bringing everything from musicians to touring festivals to brand activation and engagement onto camp property where a highly energetic and captive audience of campers are spending the summer months. Primary Wave/Hear Here is based in New York with offices in Los Angeles, CA and London. www.PrimaryWaveMusic.com

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 subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. 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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