Konami Ships Suikoden® V to Retail Stores Nationwide
Company: Konami
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 21, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Suikoden® V for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Suikoden video game series, the game takes RPG fans on an all-new role-playing adventure in a world filled with mystery and suspense.

In Suikoden V, players find themselves in the land of Falena, a prosperous and beautiful country governed by the matriarchy and the benevolent power of the Sun Rune. As civil unrest arises, the queen is forced to use the Sun Rune to quell the uprising, but at what cost? Players take on the role of Prince of Falena in an expansive quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding the Sun Rune, the civil unrest and the dark intent of an unknown power, in the greatest Suikoden saga yet! The game features the largest storyline in the Suikoden series to date, with fully voiced-over cut scenes, branching story paths, multiple endings, and incredible plot twists. Players will uncover the 108 Stars of Destiny and battle with more than 60 playable characters for the most memorable Suikoden experience to date!

Like its predecessors in the Suikoden series, Suikoden V offers unparalleled, in-depth gameplay, 3-D environments, a riveting storyline and the series’ trademark 108 Stars of Destiny. The game also expands upon the gameplay foundations of previous Suikoden titles with 6-member battle parties, multiple mini-games, and a Tactical Formation System that allows for over 20 strategic formations in battle. Players can also take part in huge military skirmishes, issuing commands to hundreds of troops on screen to stake their claim as their rightful ruler of Falena.

Suikoden V is available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 for a SRP of $39.99 and is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Suikoden V, 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 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, Inc. can be found at www.konami.com/gs

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