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El Segundo, CA (July 19, 2011) – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami), the makers of the pop-culture sensation Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), has a host of fun and engaging activities planned at this month’s San Diego Comic-Con International (booth #3713) from July 20th – July 24th.  Showcasing the world’s best-selling Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and the newly launched TCG from SUPERHEAT Games, the Konami booth is a must-visit for attendees of all ages during the course of the world-famous five day show.

For the best Comic-Con keepsake, attendees will want to make a beeline to the Konami booth to create a one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card. They can choose from seven different card backgrounds with characters, including favorites like Yusei Fudo and Yugi Muto, to create their own personalized Token Card – suitable for use during Duels!

Attendees can also purchase Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products at Comic-Con, including the exciting new Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz!

With Token Card in hand, attendees will want to stick around and get a Yu-Gi-Oh! game demonstration and try their hand at the recently released SUPERHEAT Skateboard Trading Card Game, a revolutionary new trading card game designed by skaters which features more than 30 of the top professional riders in street and vert. 

Additionally, they can try out the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s DUEL TERMINAL arcade-style machine that plays and teaches the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and dispenses cards to players or stop by for some cool giveaways and demo the latest video games published by Konami including Metal Gear Solid – Peacewalker, Silent Hill 3D, Glee 3, and Otomedius Excellent.

For the avid Duelist or players looking for a more formal gameplay experience, Konami will host Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG open play in Ballroom 16 A & B on Friday and Sunday.


San Diego Comic Con hours:

Wednesday, July 20: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Preview Night; some activities not available)
Thursday, July 21: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 23: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Each Saturday morning in the United States Duelists can catch TV episodes of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, along with the new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s series, on TheCW4Kids block. For more information on Konami or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.



About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.  Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.


KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers.  KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide.  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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