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KONAMI announces METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

Next Chapter of METAL GEAR SOLID Franchise is revealed in all-new trailer

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced the next chapter in the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN , will be released on the Sony PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. To reinforce the announcement and address all the questions fans have been asking all year, Kojima Productions unveiled a brand new trailer for the new title at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.

"METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS has been a phenomenal success and one of the most highly regarded titles of all time. As such, we have very high expectations for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN," commented Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "We are confident that the FOX Engine will both expand and revolutionise the METAL GEAR SOLID series, and will provide the customary high-quality and immersive experiences that are associated with all titles produced by Kojima Productions.”

First unveiled in METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER, the new METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN trailer shows the fall of Mother Base and provides visual hints that unveil the connection between METAL GEAR SOLID: GROUND ZEROES and METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The trailer also showcases the FOX Engine’s exceptional level of visual quality with seamless integration of gameplay and cut scenes. For the newly released METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN trailer, please make sure to visit: www.metalgearsolid.com

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METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be released on the Sony PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email steve@voltagepr.com. Or please visit www.konami-europe.com and www.metalgearsolid.com

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About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health&Fitness Business",“Gaming&Systems Business" and "Pachinko&Pachinko Slot Machines Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.

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