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'Xiaolin Showdown' Announced

by Rainier on July 26, 2005 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has entered a multi-year license agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to develop and publish games based on the Warner Bros. Animation hit kids' television series Xiaolin Showdown for multiple video game systems.

Currently in its second season on Kids' WB!, Xiaolin Showdown is consistently rated among the top 10 television programs with boys 9-14 years old. Xiaolin Showdown is also a growing phenomenon internationally as it currently airs in Brazil, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Mexico, and parts of Central and South America.

"Warner Bros.' Xiaolin Showdown has exhibited tremendous momentum since its launch in North America in 2003, and the program has all of the elements to make an exciting video game," said Kazumi Kitaue, Chairman and CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "As the property mixes fantasy and adventure with action and comedy, it also fits extremely
well with Konami's strong catalog of anime and mass market franchises."

"The increasingly popular, action packed Xiaolin Showdown is an ideal property to bring into the interactive space," said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "The game will feature new, hilarious adventures based on the show, allowing fans and gamers to interact with and play as their favorite
characters."

Xiaolin Showdown is a mystical Kung Fu action-adventure comedy that follows Omi, a Kung Fu monk who leads three young dragons-in-training on globetrotting adventures. Their mission is to search and protect the Shen Gong Wu - mystical power objects - from a band of villains led by Evil Boy Genius.

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