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KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS ITS WINNING HAND OF Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME PRODUCTS AT AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR


Company to Present Products for First Half of 2012
EL SEGUNDO, CA (February 8, 2012) - (Virtual Press Office) - On the heels of a successful 2011, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) is enthusiastic to share its 2012 line-up of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) products at this year's American International Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from February 12th-15th. Products scheduled to be released through July will be on display in the Konami Booth #4832.

"We love coming to Toy Fair, as the show gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase our vast line of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME releases in a hands-on environment. We are particularly enthused that our 2012 line-up has something to engage every level of TCG fan from the budding new Duelist to the avid tournament player," said Yumi Hoashi, Vice President of Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Making its recent debut on February 7th is the epic Dragons Collide Structure Deck. This ready-to-play 40-card Deck sees LIGHT and DARK combining forces for the first time in a Structure Deck platform, making for a fearsome team. Duelists can play with it right out of the box, or use the cards to create and customize their own Deck. Many of these cards work well with cards found in the Order of Chaos and Photon Shockwave booster sets, allowing a player to make a unique and powerful Deck; available for an MSRP of $9.99 per Deck.

Bursting at the seams with the hottest cards from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is the Ra Yellow Mega-Pack launching February 21st. First introduced in last year's Legendary Collection 2: The Duel Academy Years, Mega-Packs are a new kind of booster pack, each containing at least one card of each rarity, including one Secret Rare, one Ultra Rare, one Super Rare, and one Rare in every pack – guaranteed. Ra Yellow Mega-Packs are no exception. These Mega-Packs benefit from a smaller overall set size than the original Legendary Collection 2 mega-set, which makes the best cards easier to snatch up. They also have two more cards per pack, bringing the cards-per-pack total to an impressive 11 cards, and at an MSRP of $4.99, are a fantastic value.

The immortal battle between light and darkness continues its devastating swath of destruction in March as the Order of Chaos Special Edition is unveiled on the 6th. This Special Edition gives Duelists a second chance to get their hands on the year's first set, Order of Chaos. Each Order of Chaos Special Edition contains three booster packs, plus one Super Rare card (either Effect Veiler or The Winged Dragon of Ra) for an MSRP of $9.99 each.

Kicking off spring in style on March 20th are the Premium Collection tins. In 2002, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME hit the shores of North America and became a global success. Now, exactly ten years later, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Premium Collection offers more than 20 brand new cards pulled from ten years of Dueling history. Each Premium Collection tin, available for an MSRP of $9.99, contains 12 random foil cards from a 23-card foil set, which includes cards from each of the four Yu-Gi-Oh! eras (classic, GX, 5D's, and Zexal). In addition, each Tin also comes with 2 variant cards.

April gives first-time Duelists an action-packed crash course in the world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME with the introduction of the new 2012 Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony* on April 17th. Chock full of powerful, easy-to-use monsters, Spells, and Traps, this 45-card Deck is Konami's largest Starter Deck in eight years. It also includes five Xyz Monsters, including Yuma's signature monster from the newest animated series – Number 39: Utopia all for an MSRP of $9.99.

Exploding onto the scene in May are three product releases. First, releasing on May 8th is the mighty 100-card booster set Galactic Overlord, which is the spiritual successor to 2008's best-selling Phantom Darkness, the set that took everyday monsters and corrupted them into powerful DARK versions of their former selves. In Galactic Overlord, some of the most popular monsters in Dueling are reborn as "Lightray" monsters. Also included is the next evolution of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, now deadlier than ever as Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Finally, an entire fleet of new high-Level Dragon monsters has arrived from ancient Egypt, with the power to Summon each other right out of the Deck! Galactic Overlord includes 9 cards per pack, for an MSRP of $3.99 per pack.

In 2011, the Yugi & Slifer Card Sleeves paired up Yugi with his first Egyptian God Card. Now for 2012, Duelists will be happy to be able to protect their treasured cards with another round of classic Egyptian Gods, with the Kaiba & Obelisk the Tormentor Card Sleeves. Available May 29th, at an MSRP of $3.99, these 50-card sleeves per pack make it an easy and affordable way to protect and show off cards.

Also releasing on May 29th is the first ever Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product designed specifically for Sealed Pack play – Battle Pack: Epic Dawn*! Sealed Pack play is where Duelists buy new packs and play with the contents right out of the wrapper, rather than using cards from their existing collections. Sealed Pack games are a wild and wooly ride, where each player's skills and abilities are tested to their limits. For an MSRP of $1.99 per pack, Battle Pack: Epic Dawn will be supported by brand new Sealed Pack tournament experiences, so Duelists will need to practice in advance with Battle Packs at home. Battle Packs also include brand new card technologies: each pack includes one glossy black or glossy white Rare Card, one special, shiny card (similar to those found from Duel Terminal machines), and three Common cards.

Players will be very content during the many hours of summer Dueling with a new Structure Deck release in late June which is designed specifically for the North American and European markets to give players a jumping-off point into a competitive, tournament-Level Deck. July's introduction of another booster set, Hidden Arsenal 6: Omega Xyz will wow players with its set of all-foil cards. Hidden Arsenal 6 contains every kind of monster ever made, including Fusion, Ritual, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters.

Every Saturday morning, Duelists can watch the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series as well as classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on TheCW4Kids programming block, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network in the United States. Fans can also view their favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes at http://www.CW4Kids.com! For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit http://www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.


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About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.

About KONAMI
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at http://www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at http://www.konami.com.