Konami to Bring Classic Franchises to Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360
Company: Konami
LOS ANGELES – Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #800 – May 9, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that it will be bringing several major franchises to Xbox Live® Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Starting this summer, gamers will be able to download classic games such as Frogger, Contra, Time Pilot, Scramble and others, enhanced with updated graphics and online multiplayer support.

Leveraging its library of classic games, Konami will be releasing games on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 starting early this summer with the release of Frogger. Additional releases such as Contra, Time Pilot and Scramble will be released later in the year, with additional major franchises launching in 2006 and 2007. All games will feature updated graphics and support for multiplayer play over Xbox Live. Players will also be able to download free demos of each game and earn achievement points as they meet certain conditions of play.

Below is additional information on Konami’s upcoming Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 titles:

Frogger
Take control of a small frog, dodging traffic and crossing a perilous river in order to reach the safety of home. Dodge cars and trucks, navigate logs and turtles, avoid snakes and crocodiles and pick up a female frog or a fly snack to rack up points. Originally released in arcades in 1981, the Frogger franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Contra
The Red Falcon organization is plotting to conquer the Earth and two commandos, Lance and Bill, must infiltrate their base. Travel through eight stages in the jungle armed with a machine gun and the ability to capture upgraded weapons including a Fireball, Laser, Rapid Fire gun and a Spread Gun. Lance and Bill are all that stand in the way of Red Falcon and their plans for global domination.

Time Pilot
Pilot a jet fighter with the capability to travel through time to destroy wave after wave of enemies. Start in 1910 and gun down biplanes and work your way through to the 21st century piloting your craft against UFOs. Collect parachuting pilots to gain point bonuses and destroy enemy ships to call forth the boss in order to advance through time.

Scramble
Control a spaceship that must infiltrate the enemy Scramble system in a classic side-scrolling shooter. Armed with guns and bombs, players must navigate swarms of enemies, meteors, missiles through six fiendish levels. Shoot fuel canisters to replenish your reserves in order to make it to the enemy base at the end of the system.

Developed by Digital Eclipse, Frogger, Contra, Time Pilot and Scramble will be playable at Microsoft’s booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo May 10 – 12, 2006. For more information on these games, please visit: www.konami.com/gs.




About Konami

Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami’s 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 United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH 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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