SUPER HEAT Games Inks Major Deal With Konami Digital Entertainment
Trading Card Giant to Provide Distribution for New Skateboard-Themed Collectible Card Game throughout the Americas
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SUPER HEAT Games, the makers of the revolutionary new trading card game (TCG), today announced it has finalized a distribution agreement with TCG super power Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami).
Under the multi-year agreement, SUPER HEAT Games will be featured in Konami's Toy Fair 2011 product catalog and shown to buyers in its booth (#5423) at this month's American International Toy Fair in New York. The first release will be the SUPER HEAT Skateboard Card Game starter decks and booster sets in early May 2011. The SUPER HEAT Skateboard Card Game features more than 30 of the top professional skaters in street and vert, as well as the legends who helped build the sport to worldwide prominence.
SUPER HEAT designed the game engine to give players the feel of an authentic skate experience. With the SUPER HEAT Skateboard Card Game, players are pitted against each other using their favorite professional skaters to pull off a series of insane tricks and outplay their opponents.
"The distribution partnership with SUPER HEAT enables us to leverage our industry experience and grow our business in an all-new direction throughout the Americas," noted Yumi Hoashi, vice president of Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We are excited to introduce the SUPER HEAT Skateboard Card Game to our retail and hobby store partners during Toy Fair."
"We are looking forward to diversifying Konami Digital Entertainment's offering as well as utilizing their proven global distribution practices and networks," commented Robert Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for SUPER HEAT Games. "We feel our SUPER HEAT Card Games combined with Konami's established track record will be a proven winner for years to come."
For more information on SUPER HEAT Games, its products or to inquire about ordering SUPER HEAT Card Games, please visit www.SuperHeatGames.com.
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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 22 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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About SUPER HEAT Games
SUPER HEAT Games, a division of Ahead of the Game, Inc., designs, develops and markets collectible action sports Trading Card Games, showcasing the world's top professional Athletes in Action Sports including Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Motocross, Surfing and BMX. Details of SUPER HEAT, its games, and a list of top athletes can be found at www.SuperHeatGames.com.