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  SPIKE TV AND GAMETRAILERS TO DEBUT KONAMI’S SECOND ANNUAL“PRE-E3 SHOW 2012”
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05/29/2012
 


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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 29, 2012 – Spike TV and GameTrailers.com today announced an exclusive partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., surrounding the company's second-annual global "Pre-E3 Show 2012."  Select elements from the Pre-E3 show will debut exclusively on GTTV's Pre-E3 episode on Thursday, May 31 at 1:00 AM ET/10:00 PM PT, with the full Pre-E3 show available first on GameTrailers.com beginning at 1:30 AM ET/10:30 PM PT.

During this year's show, KONAMI will update fans and gaming enthusiasts for the second year in a row by releasing all company news, game trailers and exclusive interviews prior to E3, including a brand new gameplay trailer for "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" and the announcement of a major new game set for release in 2013.  In addition, the team behind "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" will appear live on Spike's "E3 All Access Live" multi-platform program on Monday, June 4 to world premiere the first gameplay demo of the highly-anticipated game.

"KONAMI's annual Pre-E3 show underscores the company's commitment to providing the biggest and best content that fans have been waiting for throughout the year, in advance of the world's marquee video game conference," said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.  "Our partnership with Spike TV and GameTrailers.com will give fans and enthusiasts a front row seat to the latest and greatest from KONAMI."

To accommodate an international audience, the show will also be available online at GameTrailers.com in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Japanese.

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 5, 2012 to June 7, 2012, to attend this year's E3. Last year E3 attracted over 46,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors.

"GTTV with Geoff Keighley" on Spike TV is a weekly, entertaining and informative magazine-style show that provides viewers with expanded editorial content and an all-new level of interaction online at GameTrailers.com.  GTTV's Pre-E3 episode on Thursday, May 31 will feature never-before-seen gameplay from top secret projects, exclusive gaming announcements, a sneak peek into what to expect at E3 2012 and much more.

Spike TV and GameTrailers have also teamed up this summer to deliver extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo with "E3 All Access Live."  The live special, which kicks off on Monday, June 4 at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT, will provide gamers with over 40 gaming exclusives and special guest interviews with more than 17 hours of coverage across multiple platforms, including TV, online, mobile social and more.  "E3 All Access Live" will feature the industry's top press conference events, breaking gaming news and announcements, never-before-seen trailers and gameplay footage, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in gaming and entertainment and more.

For more information about GameTrailers and the "E3 All Access Live" multi-platform special, please visit www.gametrailers.com/e3.

About Spike

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at  http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow Spike TV on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About GameTrailers

GameTrailers (GT) is the Webby award-winning video destination for gaming entertainment and information, delivering timely, high-resolution broadband video content for gamers including original shows, video reviews, game trailers and comprehensive video coverage of gaming events from around the world.  GT also has a robust community that features user-generated content, a community marketplace and a variety of communication tools allowing gamers to talk to friends and share media.  Now available on Hulu, Xbox Live and other distribution outlets, GT is continuing to expand its original content onto additional new platforms.  GT has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York and is a division of Viacom Media Networks, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).  For more information about GT, visit www.GameTrailers.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gametrailers or follow them on Twitter @GameTrailers.

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 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.

Media Contacts:

Konami Digital Entertainment

Jay Boor

jb27786@konami.com

(310) 220-8100

Burson-Marsteller

Kelsey Lynch

kelsey.lynch@bm.com

(310) 309-6671

Spike TV/GameTrailers

Claire Delacruz        

claire.delacruz@mtvn.com                

(310) 907-2379                                

Aileen Budow         

aileen.budow@mtvn.com                 

(212) 767-3952