Konami Launches Winning Eleven Nation – the Premiere Online Location for Winning Eleven Fans
Company: Konami
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 27, 2005 – Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced the launch of Winning Eleven Nation, a new Web site for fans of the renowned soccer franchise and the ultimate online resource for all things Winning Eleven. Winning Eleven Nation will be found online at www.konami.com/winningeleven and will provide Winning Eleven fans with news, exclusive information, strategy, tips, interviews, polls, contests and message boards where they can chat with other players. The Winning Eleven Nation site will be the ultimate destination for enthusiasts and casual players alike to discuss their “winning eleven,” trade tactics and boast about great games and goals. Fans will even get the opportunity to download and play a demo of Winning Eleven 8 for the PC.

“Winning Eleven is the most renowned soccer video game franchise in the world with a very knowledgeable and passionate base of fans,” said Rob Goff, product manager at Konami Digital Entertainment-America. “Winning Eleven Nation will provide a place for all fans of the series to get together, talk about the game they love and receive the best news, information and media. We look forward to bringing even more gamers into the Winning Eleven family with the release of Winning Eleven 8.”

Set for release on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and PC DVD-ROM on February 1, Winning Eleven 8 will once again raise the bar for the critically acclaimed series with even more in-depth gameplay, improved realism and increased control. The game features more teams, players and stadiums than ever before, including all the teams from the Italian, Spanish and Dutch leagues under the official license.

Featuring 136 club teams and 57 national teams, Winning Eleven 8 offers gamers control of up to 4,500 of the world’s greatest soccer players. The inclusion of licensed leagues is another step forward for the series, with player likenesses, player names and official kits, bolstering what is already considered the most advanced and realistic soccer game to date.

About Konami Corporation
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/gs

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