KONAMI SHOWCASES GRADIUSTM V AT ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO 2003
GradiusTM V Blasts onto PlayStation® 2 in Winter 2003 – Continues in Konami's Longest Running Shooting Franchise
Konami Corporation today offered gamers an opportunity to play – for the first time ever – GradiusTM V for Sony PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system. Continuing Konami's longest running shooting franchise, the latest installment in the series features the classic GradiusTM action gameplay with all new features, including new Option Controls, original level designs, new weapons, captivating missions and dazzling nextgeneration graphics.
Featuring the return of the Vic Viper and the series' classic side-scrolling blasting action, Gradius V offers players access to 12 upgradeable power-ups including the new Option Bomb and Option Stock to heighten power and gameplay. In addition, the new Option Controls feature and beautifully designed levels create new challenges and obstacles for gamers to blast through seven intense stages of classic arcade style action. GradiusTM V is expected to launch in Winter 2003.