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Samsung partners with Konami to reveal bespoke in game options on PES 2014 for Curved UHD TVs

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New features in Konami's PES 2015 includes special game-play suited for Samsung's new Curved UHD TVs.

London, UK, 14th November 2014 - Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd. has today announced a strategic partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. The agreement focuses on KONAMI's PES 2015 title, with the game featuring a stunning 'Fan View' option that includes special game-play camera angles, perfectly suited for use with Samsung's new Curved UHD TVs.

Showing the on-field action in breathtaking clarity, the 'Fan View' mode will be available on the PlayStation®4, Xbox OneTM and Windows PC versions of PES 2015 and will be made available through a digital-download update coming December 2014. 

PES 2015 has been hailed as the most incredible videogame simulations of football and is based on the ethos of ‘The Pitch is Ours.' The combined efforts of KONAMI's Tokyo and Windsor-based PES Productions teams have focused on recreating the drama and tension associated with a vital match. Thus, PES 2015boasts utterly responsive controls and unrestricted gameplay, where the user has complete control over how they play. Every pass, shot or run is finely balanced to give maximum player satisfaction within PES 2015's on-field action.

The companies have also produced a special video of PES 2015 cover star, Mario Götze, playing the game on a Samsung Curved UHD TV, which can be viewed here: http://we.tl/7o38q0auWo.

"PES 2015 is a stunning-looking game and one that deserves to be played in the best possible environment," commented Shinji Hirano, President for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. "The Samsung Curved UHD range has been developed for total immersion and our dedicated ‘Fan View' feature truly highlights the incredible definition the game enjoys and shows its incredible likenesses and animation off in style."

"We are delighted to be working closely with KONAMI and looking to create bespoke in-game elements that showcase the power of our Samsung Curved UHD screen range," added Stephen Taylor, CMO at Samsung Europe. "PES 2015 looks stunning on our Curved UHD TV, with its incredible gameplay brought to life with vivid clarity."

PES 2015 is currently available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft for an SRP £59.99, and for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC (digital download version) for an SRP of £39.99. 

Samsung's flagship Curved UHD HU8500 TV is specifically shaped for UHD viewing at its very best. The curved screen provides a greater sense of depth with Auto Depth Enhancer technology, wider viewing angles by shortening the distance between the viewer and the screen's corners and higher levels of contrast for crystal clear UHD images ensuring the viewer gets the most immersive home entertainment experience possible.

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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.               

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business", "Gaming & Systems Business" and "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.