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Konami's Nagano Winter Olympics '98 Allows Players to Experience the Thrills, Chills and Spills of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games

Buffalo Grove, IL, January 29th, 1998 -- Konami of America, Inc., the leading developer of electronic entertainment for the home video game and coin-op markets, announces the shipping of Nagano Winter Olympics '98, an official licensed product of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games for Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64.

Nagano Winter Olympics '98 features the major winter sporting events with ultra-realistic, 3D-texture, mapped, polygon athletes that provide the feel of the '98 Olympics. Games featured include Alpine Skiing Downhill, Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom, Speed Skating 500m, Curling, Free Style Aerial, Ski Jump 120m, Bobsled, Luge, Snow Board Giant Slalom, Snowboard Half Pipe, Ski Jump 90m and Speed Skating 5000m. Each event is modeled exactly after the real Nagano competition.

"Konami is honored to offer this exciting athletic challenge," said Mark Porwit, vice president, planning. "Nagano Winter Olympics '98 captures the spirit and emotions that come with the high-level of competition found in the Olympic Winter games. We know that sports fans will enjoy the events found in our latest title."

Randy Severin, senior product manager, notes, "Nagano Winter Olympics '98 is the ultimate video game for fans of all winter sports and the Olympics. It's the type of game which lures players to get completely involved from the time they turn it on and has the addictive gameplay for which Konami is known."

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Konami of America, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game and coin-operated markets. In addition to the Konami Sports Series, which includes NBA In The Zone 1 & 2, International Superstar Soccer 64, MLBPA Bottom Of The 9TH and International Track & Field, Konami's consumer titles include Castlevania and Contra, among other top sellers. Konami's coin-op legacy includes such hits as Wave Shark, Midnight Run, Road Rage and Thunder Hurricane. They will soon release coin-op games featuring Konami's proprietary COBRA technology. Konami of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Konami Co., Ltd., a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan.

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