Las Vegas, NV — January 15, 2013
Konami Gaming, Inc., one of the largest designers and manufacturers of slot machines and casino management systems, is pleased to announce the completion of a licensing agreement with Hasbro, Inc. and Hasbro International, Inc. whereby Konami has the rights to design and manufacture slot machines using the popular DUNGEONS & DRAGONS brand.
According to Ross O'Hanley, Vice President of domestic game sales at Konami Gaming, Inc., "We are proud to partner with Hasbro, one of the world's leading toy and game manufacturers, to bring the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (D&D) brand to the gaming industry. D&D® is an iconic brand known for capturing the imagination of its fans through its seemingly limitless cast of characters, engaging stories and vast worlds. We plan to utilize those attributes to create a diverse product line which appeals to a wide variety of slot players."
Mark Blecher, senior vice president of digital media & gaming at Hasbro, added, "DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is known for delivering entertaining experiences across a variety of platforms, and we are pleased to be partnering with Konami to bring D&D fans yet another expression of the brand through casino gaming."
Steve Sutherland, chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc., explained, "Konami is very particular about the brands we choose to license. In Hasbro, we found a collaborative partner with a shared vision of product development. Therefore, we are excited about working with Hasbro to create gaming products that leverage the robust nature of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and reflect the Konami brand."
About Konami Gaming, Inc.:
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas based subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION (NYSE: KNM). The company is one of the largest providers of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit http://www.konamigaming.com.
About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. Programming in the U.S. is distributed on The Hub TV Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications. Through the Company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." For more information about Hasbro, Inc., please visit http://www.hasbro.com