KONAMI’s Third Annual Pre-E3 Show to Be Live Streamed on CBS Interactive’s GameSpot and via GameSpot App on Xbox Live

  KONAMI’s Third Annual Pre-E3 Show to Be Live Streamed on CBS Interactive’s
  GameSpot and via GameSpot App on Xbox Live

 Promotional Spots to Air on CBS Television Stations Nationwide to Help Drive
                                   Tune-in

       Brand New Trailer for CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2, Exclusive
      Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Next PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER Title, New
      Announcements from KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS and More to Debut on June 6

Business Wire

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- May 14, 2013

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that GameSpot, part of CBS
Interactive, will live stream its third annual “Pre-E3 Show 2013” beginning at
10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on June 6 on www.gamespot.com. The show will also
stream via the GameSpot app on Xbox LIVE.

To promote the show, special tune-in announcements will air on CBS Television
stations in eight major markets, reflecting the first time a gaming
manufacturer’s online news event will be promoted on television stations
across the country.

During this year’s show, KONAMI will update fans and gaming enthusiasts for
the third year in a row by releasing company news, game trailers and exclusive
interviews all prior to E3. The company’s Pre-E3 show will provide insight
into upcoming products from its social games studios, feature
behind-the-scenes footage and interviews for the next addition to the PRO
EVOLUTION SOCCER franchise with Producer Kei Masuda, and provide the inside
scoop on Hideo Kojima’s next title in the METAL GEAR SOLID series, METAL GEAR
SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. Exclusive first-time access with developer
MercurySteam and a brand new gameplay trailer for CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW
2 will be unveiled, in addition to other major company announcements.

“KONAMI is bringing back the Pre-E3 show once again this year, with the
biggest and best content the company has to offer,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi,
President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We have partnered with the
best in the industry, CBS Interactive and GameSpot, to provide our fans
updates on some of their favorite franchises, all in advance of the world’s
marquee video game conference.”

“E3 is the biggest event in the gaming industry and GameSpot will cover every
aspect of the event online, on mobile and now on-air with a pre-E3 show that
we will produce and which will air on CBS Television stations nationwide,”
said Ben Howard, Vice President of Programming for GameSpot. “In advance of
our special, we will dedicate several of the promotions specifically to the
KONAMI Pre-E3 show, to drive tune-in for their event and to help bring game
enthusiasts closer to one of the biggest players in the gaming industry.”

The promos featuring KONAMI will air on CBS television stations in New York,
Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle and Sacramento,
as well as on CW stations in San Francisco, Atlanta and Seattle starting May
27^th.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event is one of the largest cultural
events held in Los Angeles. Computer and video game companies, business
partners, media, and industry analysts from over 90 countries will converge on
the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11, 2013 to June 13, 2013, to
attend this year's E3.

KONAMI’s third annual Pre-E3 Show 2013 will debut on June 6^th, 2013, on
GameSpot.com
(http://www.gamespot.com/shows/gamespot-live/?event=konami-pre-e3-show-2013)
beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. Fans can also check out the show in
its entirety on events.konami.com. Those who have an Xbox Live Account can
also tune in to watch the show on Xbox Live via the GameSpot app.

About Konami Group

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and
manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include
the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution 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 Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan; Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in
the United States; and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the
United Kingdom. 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 www.konami.com.

Contact:

Konami Digital Entertainment
Jay Boor, 310-220-8100
jb27786@konami.com
or
Burson-Marsteller
Allison Marsh, 310-309-6663
Allison.Marsh@bm.com
 
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