Konami's Epic Adventure Game King Arthur Ships to Retail Stores Nationwide
Company: Konami
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - November 16, 2004 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that King Arthur for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube(tm) has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by Krome Studios PTY, Ltd., and based on the true story behind the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, players will relive the legendary action as they wield Excalibur and battle on horseback.

Players can join the Knights as one of five playable characters including Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Tristan and Bors --- each with unique weapons and skills. Each of the game's heroes are also upgradeable with unlockable special moves and combos. King Arthur provides gamers with a dynamic fighting system, including sword fighting melee, archery and an innovative horseback combat system where players utilize their horse to get a leg up on the enemy. Players can battle it out on their own in single player mode or fight side by side with a friend in two-player co-op action.

"The tale of King Arthur has been one of the most well known and captivating legends throughout history," said Rob Goff, Product Manager for Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "Bringing this legend to life in an interactive world makes for an ideal video game experience. Now fans of the legend can discover firsthand what it's like to be a Knight of the Round Table and live out an epic adventure."

Based on the action feature film from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Antoine Fuqua, King Arthur expands on the movie and allows players to experience the vivid scenery and intense battles like never before. Battle in photo-realistic environments with motion captured fighting sequences and watch seamless transitions from film to gameplay, as King Arthur beautifully re-creates the events of this legendary tale.

King Arthur is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and is available for the SRP of $39.99. For more information on the game, please go to: www.konami.com/kingarthur.

Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Castlevania, among other top sellers. 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, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment - America can be found at www.konami.com/usa.

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