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IDW and Konami Publicity Plan for “Metal Gear Solid” The Comic Book

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IDW and Konami Publicity Plan for “Metal Gear Solid” The Comic Book

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA, June 30, 2004-IDW Publishing has released further details on their promotional push for the Metal Gear Solid comic book.

According to Publisher Ted Adams, “IDW Publishing is dedicated to spreading the word on our September debut of the Metal Gear Solid comic series to its most natural audience–video game players. To that end, we have put an aggressive publicity program in place.”

Coverage lined up for Metal Gear Solid includes:

Magazines

Nintendo Power (circ: 500,000) – article, 6 page preview

Gamepro (circ: 3,000,000) – interview, 4 pages of art

Official PlayStation Magazine (circ: 275,000) – interview, 2 pages of art

Play (circ: 170,000) – interview, 2 pages of art

EGM (circ not available) – article

Websites

Electric Playground (elecplay.com) – interview, 4 pages of art

Gamepro.com – continuation of magazine interview, 2 pages of art

Gamespy.com – article

Homelanfed.com – interview

Uk.gamesdomain.yahoo.com – interview

Other media

Electric Playground will shoot a segment for air on Metal Gear Solid during the San Diego Comic Con

The Metal Gear Solid video game has sold more than 14 million units worldwide. Metal Gear Solid #1, a 32-page, full color comic book, will be released in September 2004 at a retail price of $3.99.

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients including The Upper Deck Company, Electronic Arts, Ultima Online, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Sony Online Entertainment, Nickelodeon, and many more. IDW Publishing focuses on a small number of high-quality titles. Among them are CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s 30 Days of Night and its sequels, Dark Days and Return to Barrow; Ashley Wood’s Lore; CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations; Beau Smith’s Wynonna Earp; and Steve Niles’ Wake The Dead. Columbia Pictures has optioned the movie rights to 30 Days of Night, with Sam Raimi attached to produce. Konami is producing a video game based on CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations. Dimension Films has optioned the movie rights to Wake The Dead and Hyde.

Konami became the nineteenth Japanese company listing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange on September 30, 2002. Starting with the production of amusement machines, Konami has evolved into a corporate group involved in five business arenas, namely, “Computer & Video Games,” “Exercise Entertainment,” “Toy & Hobby,” “Amusement” and “Gaming.” These five businesses, in addition to being strongly competitive in their respective areas, generate synergistic effects among themselves. Konami marked its 30th anniversary on March 19, 2003.

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