Konami’s Ys: The Ark of Napishtim Ships to Retail Stores Nationwide
Company: Konami
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 22, 2005 – Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Ys: The Ark of Napishtim™ for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. It is the sixth game in the multi-million selling series and is Japan’s most popular role-playing game (RPG) for PC CD-ROM. Marking the return of the franchise to North America after 13 years, fans of the series will once again embark on an epic new adventure.

The fantastical tale of Ys: The Ark of Napishtim will take players on an incredible adventure through beautifully rendered environments, both at sea and on land, as they explore the mysterious Vortex of Canaan. Taking on the role of the red-headed hero, Adol Christin, players will embark on an all-new journey packed with exciting plot twists and unforgettable characters. Players will fight dozens of enemies and partake in strategic boss battles using numerous sword combinations, special attacks and magical spells. Filled with hours of excitement and featuring stunning graphics, this action RPG delivers a uniquely deep and compelling gameplay experience. Further enhancing the gameplay is the epic musical score that was specifically composed to match the majesty of the game.

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is available for the suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information on Ys, go to www.konami.com/gs.

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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