LOS ANGELES, CALIF – JANUARY 29, 2021 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Today unveiled an all-new online commerce store – Official Konami Shop. Developed in conjunction with Los Angeles-based creative agency WAYPOINT, the site provides KONAMI fans with the opportunity to purchase official KONAMI brand merchandise, from home goods to a huge variety of apparel, accessories, specialty items, and classic collectibles.
With ever growing interest from fans for KONAMI-brand items, this new eStore outlet provides direct access to items representing an array some of its most iconic brands, including Castlevania, Metal Gear, Goemon, Suikoden, eFootball PES, and others that will roll out in the coming months. Throughout the soft launch period, the store will be continually updated, providing a fresh stock of rotating fan-favorite KONAMI items. WAYPOINT will manage day-to-day activities for the store and will work closely with KONAMI on strategic planning and new product updates to share with fans. Additionally, WAYPOINT will be responsible for managing all additional elements of the site, including orders and customer service.
“KONAMI houses more than 50 years of history with its brands, many that span generations of gaming fans,” said Mike Rajna, Senior Director of Business Development & Licensing, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “With the Konami Official Shop launch, we are thrilled to provide those fans direct access to unique merchandise and one-of-a-kind collectibles across our suite of brands."
WAYPOINT and KONAMI will carefully consider fan and consumer feedback in ongoing efforts to develop future selections of brand items. All purchases made through the Shop will be available for worldwide shipping.
“There is an incredible wealth of brand content in KONAMI’s catalogue, and partnering with them to create and manage this site is an exciting Endeavour,” said Sean Murrin, CEO and Creative Director, WAYPOINT. “Our team’s expertise is creating dynamic brand experiences, and we will be carefully curating every item that fans see in the store and continually evolving the store and product line to match consumer preferences.”
About Konami Group
Konami Group was established in 1973, starting as an amusement machine manufacturer for arcades. Over the years, the company has grown to include different business units across various markets. Currently, KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION includes the Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Gaming & Systems, and Sports Businesses. The company went public on the Osaka Securities Exchange in 1984, the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. For more information, visit: www.konami.com/en.
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as Pro Evolution Soccer, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en/
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Alex Armour Associate Director, Public Relations