Konami Ships Death, Jr. 2: Root of Evil to Retail Stores Nationwide

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The lovable son of the grim reaper is back on the PSP® system with wireless co-op play, open-ended environments, and an all-new arsenal of wacky weapons.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that, Death, Jr. 2: Root of Evil for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. The sequel to one of the PSP system's first hit games, Death, Jr. 2 brings back the mischievous son of the grim reaper and his macabre friends in an all-new adventure. Seamlessly blending platforming and weapons-based action, the game features a hilarious storyline full of robotic llamas, acid drenched waffles and C4 equipped hamsters and includes full cooperative wireless play, letting gamers take on the role of Pandora for the first time and unleash chaos on the game's demented enemies as a team.

Following the events of the first Death, Jr. game, Death, Jr. 2: Root of Evil lets players resume the undead adventure as DJ, Pandora and their friends find themselves in a heap of trouble once again. After accidentally unleashing a creature of nature, hell-bent on becoming the ultimate evil, DJ and Pandora have to scramble to stop this powerful force that puts their town, and even DJ's Dad, in peril.

Featuring a unique mix of platforming and pure action, players will be able to build new weapons, upgrade their moves and execute acrobatic maneuvers as they progress through the game's twisted environments. Both DJ and Pandora have different sets of melee attacks and ranged weapons, giving gamers extra incentive to play through the game with each character and experience the joy of taking down enemies with an entirely new class of lobbed weapons such as the Flaming T.P. Thrower, C4 Hamsters, Freeze Gun and Shiny Sparklies. Death, Jr. 2 also features an all-new camera system, giving players unprecedented control over their surroundings with a strafe mode that is great for ranged combat and free camera mode prime for exploration and melee combat.

Recognizing the indisputable fact that it's more fun to take down a robotic llama with a friend, Death, Jr. 2 lets two players enjoy the entire game as both DJ and Pandora in wireless cooperative action. Each player can choose their favorite character and maintain the progress they achieve with a friend as they progress through the game.

Since it first exploded on the handheld gaming scene as one of the most highly anticipated titles for the PSP system in 2005, the popular Death, Jr. franchise has developed into a multimedia brand. In just over a year, the one-of-a-kind property has added to its gaming roots a top-rated comic book series, a line of action figures and a complete line of apparel.

Developed by Backbone Entertainment, Death, Jr. 2: Root of Evil carries a suggested retail price of $39.99 and is rated "T' for teen by the ESRB. For more information about the Death, Jr. franchise, please visit http://www.konami.com.

About Konami

Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. 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, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. can be found at http://www.konami.com.

About Backbone Entertainment

Part of Foundation 9 Entertainment (http://www.F9E.com), the largest independent game developer in North America, Backbone specializes in developing original and licensed IP for all platforms and creating merchandising opportunities in diversified entertainment genres. Backbone is based in Emeryville, CA, Vancouver, BC and Charlottetown, PEI and can be found on the web at: http://www.backboneentertainment.com.

KONAMI is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.

Death, Jr., the Death, Jr. Logo and characters are trademarks of Foundation 9 Entertainment.

"PlayStation", "PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately). Certain limitations apply to Wi-Fi compatible connectivity. See manual for details. Player responsible for Wi-Fi compatible fees.

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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.            

Marc Franklin/Kit Ellis                


mfrankpr @ konami.com/kitosan @ konami.com        

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