REDWOOD CITY, Calif. August 29, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Dance Dance Revolution EXTREMEâ„¢ (DDR EXTREME) won the best video game soundtrack award at this yearâ€™s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which occurred on Sunday, August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida.
â€œItâ€™s a great honor to receive this prestigious award, especially among all the other top video games in this category,â€ said Jason Enos, product manager for Konami Digital Entertainment â€“ America. â€œDDR is all about the music and that is why Konami spends so much time and effort ensuring that each new DDR game includes the best possible collection of songs. We are deeply appreciative of the recognition from MTV as well as the fans of DDR.â€
DDR EXTREME is part of Konamiâ€™s multi-million selling Dance Dance Revolution series of video games. Dance Dance Revolution is an interactive game that is sweeping through living rooms across the nation. The brand has received tremendous acclaim due to its simple concept, high energy music, and fun-filled gameplay that gets users off the couch and provides a healthy and energetic workout. The premiere dancing game in which players move their body to upbeat tunes while allowing them room to exhibit their own innovative flare and original dance moves, DDR combines quick reflex action with pulsating dance music for intense â€˜get-up-and-playâ€™ fun. Players are challenged to match their dance steps with the flashing arrows on the screen while keeping up with the high-energy beat of the music.
DDR EXTREME contains a diverse roster of over 65 songs totaling more than 100 minutes of hit music.
DDR EXTREME is rated â€œEâ€ for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for an SRP of $39.99 for the standalone video game and $59.99 for the dance mat and video game bundle. The next title in the series, DDR EXTREMEâ„¢ 2, is scheduled to ship September 27, 2005 for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system. For more information, please visit: 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 SolidÂ®, Silent HillÂ® and CastlevaniaÂ®, 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.