Konami Ships Winx Club(Tm) For the Game Boy® Advance Nationwide
Company: Konami
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - November 15, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Winx Club(tm) for the Game Boy® Advance has shipped to retail stores nationwide. This interactive adventure of fantasy, fashion, and magic features a strong storyline based on the first season of the hit animated television series which airs on 4Kids entertainment's 4Kids TV(tm) Saturday mornings on Fox. Set in a wondrous place called Magix, the game features a wide range of magical moves, spectacular spells, mini games and collectibles that bring the world of the Winx Club to life in the imaginations of young gamers.

"Winx Club has captured the imaginations of young children who are attracted to the enchanted world of fashionable fairies and evil witches, combined with friendship and the everyday life of a teenager," said Erica Mason, group manager, Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "This game has created a wonderful, interactive adventure that brings that world to life and really helps deliver the same elements of teenage empowerment that make the television show so popular."

Winx Club begins when Bloom, a 16 year old Earth girl, discovers she is a magical fairy and is whisked away to an enchanted world. In Magix she joins the Winx Club along with four other fairies and the adventures begin. Possessed with a passion for fashion and a flair for magic, the fairies embody the values of teenage life which sets the tone for exciting adventures.

Winx Club delivers to young gamers everywhere a wide range of magical moves and spectacular spells that are executed with easily accessible controls. For those players who encounter difficulties, the game boasts a comprehensive help system where other members of the Winx Club will appear and help Bloom in her adventure. Additionally, gamers can enjoy an assortment of mini games, which promote exploration and puzzle solving, as well as numerous collectibles that reward players as they progress.

Winx Club is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is available on the Game Boy Advance for an SRP of $29.99. For more information on the Winx Club video game, go to: www.konami.com/gs.

For information, screen shots and more from Winx Club, go to: www.konami-winxclub.com and www.winxclub.tv.

Winx Club is produced by Rainbow S.r.l., the leading Italian animation company, and adapted for the U.S. by 4Kids Entertainment.

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

About 4Kids Entertainment
Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; media planning and buying; product development; and Web site development. For further information, please visit the Company's Web sites at www.4KidsEntertainment.com and www.4Kids.TV.

About Rainbow S.r.l.
Rainbow is the pioneer in Italian animation and also one of the largest animation studios in Europe. An award-winning talented crew of creator, directors, scriptwriters, artists, special effects and 3D designers, plus a fully dedicated sales and licensing force, have resulted in Rainbow's quick growth. Today Rainbow S.r.l. is a leader in Europe for the creation of quality and top-rating animation shows with hugely successful licensing results.
Other animation series in Rainbow's portfolio include: Monster Allergy, Tommy & Oscar & Prezzy.

For further information: www.rbw.it & www.winxclub.com & www.winxpower.com
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