Konami Drops Four New Titles On Store Shelves

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It’s turned into quite the busy release period for Konami here recently. Hot on the heels of last week’s debuts of Dewy’s Adventure and Coded Arms: Contagion, Konami has released four more titles to retail this week, including DDR Hottest Party for the Wii, DDR SuperNOVA 2 and Konami Kids Playground for the PS2 and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2 for PSP.

On the DDR front, Hottest Party brings the hit dancing franchise to the Wii for the first time, featuring a new soundtrack comprised of hits spanning the past four decades, multiplayer for up to four players complete with an all-new Friendly Synch co-op multiplayer mode, and exclusive control mechanics that make use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to get you moving your arms while dancing for a brand new DDR experience. DDR SuperNOVA 2, on the other hand, updates upon the original SuperNOVA with new music from artists such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and Ashley Tisdale, a new Hyper Master Mode and four-player online support complimented by EyeToy USB Camera functionality. DDR Hottest Party is available in bundle form with a dance pad for $69.99, while DDR SuperNOVA 2 is available in a dance mat bundle for $59.99 and standalone for $39.99.

“Bringing the critically acclaimed DanceDanceRevolution to the Wii™ was a natural move forward for the franchise,” said, Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The interactive capabilities of the Wii™ platform make it a perfect fit for DanceDanceRevloution, and DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party promises to be the most intense and active dance party yet.”

“Responding to the overwhelming success of DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA, Konami strives to provide a sequel that not only builds upon the strengths of the first title but also provides compelling new content,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 promises to become a cornerstone by providing a rich gaming experience for new players and old-school fans, whether they play alone, with friends in multiplayer mode, or online.”

For the youngsters out there, the new Konami Kids Playground series for the PS2 should fit the bill as the perfect starter game for parents to introduce to their kids. Frogger Hop, Skip & Jumpin’ Fun is the first game in the series and comes bundled with a game mat for $39.99, while the other titles in the series including Alphabet Circus, Dinosaur Shapes and Colors and Toy Pals Fun with Numbers are available individually at $19.99 a pop. All the titles feature various mini-games designed to teach children ages 2-5 basic concepts like the alphabet, numbers, colors and shapes, all involving interaction with the custom game pad to keep children active while learning at the same time.

“Kids are becoming tech-savvy at a much earlier age now, and it is very difficult to find digital content that caters to this younger demographic,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “With Konami Kids Playground we are able to provide a fun gaming experience that young children and their parents will have fun with and feel good about.”

And finally, Konami brings the card-battling gameplay of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2 to retail for the PSP, featuring new characters, monsters cards, ad-hoc four-player support and interconnectivity with the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny PS2 title. Each copy of the game also comes with one of three exclusive collectible trading cards. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2 is priced at $29.99.

“Now players have even more cards to download and choose from,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Fans and newcomers are encouraged to use the new cards and deck recipes to generate innovative strategies and spice up the competition.”

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