Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. announces it will be attending gamescom 2019, Europe's biggest games show, scheduled to be held in Berlin, Germany from Tuesday, August 20 to Saturday, August 24*1. Its lineup for the event will consist of console games "eFootball Winning Eleven 2020" ("Winning Eleven 2020") (overseas title: "eFootball PES 2020"), "CONTRA ROGUE CORPS" and "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Legacy of the Duelist -Link Evolution-"; mobile game "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links"; and card game "Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME."
Gamescom is an annual international games show that began in 2009. Last year, 370,000 attended the event from countries and regions around the world. As part of showcasing its global content, KONAMI has had a presence at gamescom every year since its inception.
A flagship KONAMI IP, the Winning Eleven soccer game series has been enjoyed for over 20 years, going back to its birth as a console game in 1995. The series has long had a strong connection to Europe, where passions for the sport run high; a Winning Eleven European esports championship has been held since 2001, and this past June, the world finals for PES LEAGUE 2019, the official KONAMI global esports championship to decide the greatest Winning Eleven players in the world, were held in London, England. Gamescom 2019 will mark the first time European gamers will get a chance to go hands-on with "Winning Eleven 2020," the latest title in the series.
The Contra action shooting series is more popular than ever around the world. To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the KONAMI Group, this June saw the release of console game "Contra Anniversary Collection." In addition, mobile game "Contra: Kirai" ("Contra: The Return"), a co-production with Tencent, has been released in China and elsewhere in Asia. A playable demo of the latest title in the series, "CONTRA ROGUE CORPS," will be available at gamescom 2019, ahead of the game's release on Thursday, September 26*2.
Konami Digital Entertainment will continue to develop products and services that offer players around the world fresh and exciting gaming experiences.
- *1Local time.
- *2Release date in Japan. Release date in other countries and regions varies.