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KONAMI SHIPS CASTLEVANIA: ORDER OF ECCLESIA FOR NINTENDO DS™ TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

Popular Vampire Hunting Action Series Returns With Exciting New Combat System and Outdoor Environments

El Segundo, Calif.– October 21, 2008– Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Following the success of two previous Castlevania titles Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin on Nintendo DS™, the third installment introduces fans of the franchise to a female lead character and an updated combat system. Produced by legendary Castlevania producer Koji“Iga” Igarashi, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is poised to set a new standard for side scrolling action on the DS™.

In Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, players take on the role of heroine Shanoa, member of the Ecclesia, an organization that has sworn to defeat the evil forces of Dracula. Players must learn to absorb and apply the all-new Glyph attack system to defeat Dracula and his horde of demons. While battling Dracula and his minions, players can unleash more than 100 different special attack combinations in more than 20 different exterior environments, ranging from forests to the ocean.

Utilizing the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection™ on Nintendo DS™, players can choose to compete head-to-head, or trade items and equipment they have accumulated while exploring the environments. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia also packs replay value in one package, giving players the chance to unlock multiple endings as well as continuously discover a variety of items and experiment with new moves during combat.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is rated“T” for Teen by the ESRB and available on Nintendo DS™ for $29.99. For more information, please visit: www.konami.com.

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Konami 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 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 www.konami.com.

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