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OnLive Kicks Off Launch of KONAMI's Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 With Play 2 Win SweepstakesPlay by January 31 for a Chance to Win OnLive Game Systems, Games and More (January 24, 2012)
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- OnLive, the pioneer of on-demand cloud gaming, announced today that KONAMI's highly anticipated game Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 is now available for instant play on the OnLive® Game Service. To celebrate, OnLive is offering PES 2012 Play 2 Win Kickoff Sweepstakes for the first week that the game is available, enabling gamers to win an incredible array of prizes just for playing the game on-demand using OnLive.* Gamers who play for more than three hours between January 23 and January 31 will be automatically entered to win an OnLive Gaming Pack featuring an OnLive Game System and free game, among other prizes. Gamers and soccer fans can also win a free PlayPass to PES 2012 and other swag just for playing the free demo -- instantly on-demand, on nearly any type of device, with no purchase or commitment necessary. The game's launch adds the first KONAMI blockbuster to the 200 premium video games available for instant play on the ever-expanding OnLive Game Service.
Beginning with the game's release yesterday at 4:01 P.M. PST, anyone who plays PES 2012 on the OnLive Game Service before January 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM PST will be entered to win break-away prizes through the PES 2012 Kickoff Play 2 Win Sweepstakes:
- Gamers who play for 3 or more hours before 3:59 P.M. PST on January 31 will be automatically entered to win one of ten OnLive Gaming Packs, which includes the winner's choice of either an OnLive Game System or a recently released Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, a Full PlayPass to any game (excluding pre-release promotions), an OnLive beanie and a PES t-shirt.
- Gamers who play the free demo or play for less than 3 hours before 3:59 P.M. PST on January 31 will be automatically entered to win one of 10 Prize Packs, including a Full PlayPass to PES 2012, an OnLive beanie and PES t-shirt.
PES 2012 is the latest edition in KONAMI's top-selling football franchise, and continues the series' growth throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States. The game extends KONAMI's partnership with UEFA via its exclusive UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions and also boasts the Copa Libertadores license. PES 2012 improves on past versions with features such as an all-new Active AI system, which sees players behave more realistically on-field in creating space and making key runs, while the game's more fluid gameplay and new Teammate Control system gives players unprecedented control of the action.
Harnessing the power of the cloud, OnLive is the first-ever gaming platform to enable high-performance games like PES 2012, which would normally be limited to high-end computers and consoles, to be played on devices like tablets in addition to PCs, Macs® and HDTVs. Gamers can now jump into the game anytime, anywhere, or jump seamlessly from device to device without losing achievements or progress. And, with the new Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, gamers can retain a console-quality experience no matter what device they're on: tablet, PC, Mac or HDTV.
In addition, OnLive has many one-of-a-kind social features that promise to add unparalleled dimension to the game, such as a massive spectating Arena with trans-Atlantic voice chat, and the ability to record and share videos of your best and worst gameplay moments. Gamers can instantly broadcast goals, fouls, runs and saves to friends on Facebook, along with achievements or a heads-up that they're looking for friends to play. Friends can click in instantly from Facebook, to join a game or spectate as they play.
"We are excited to be working with KONAMI on another of their incredible games," said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO, "and even more excited to be bringing a new dimension to this highly demanded game, for OnLive players on both sides of the Atlantic."
"We are delighted to be able to offer PES 2012 via the exciting OnLive format," said Jon Murphy, PES Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GMbH. "PES 2012 is a game best played against a rival, and OnLive will offer users a welcome taste of its incredible realism and stunning simulation elements, and will also provide them with a wealth of like-minded fans to try their luck against. It's great to see a competitive game such as PES 2012 debuting on such a socially minded format."
OnLive is available through www.onlive.com on virtually every PC and Mac through a simple browser download, on Android tablets with the free OnLive app, and on HDTVs via the OnLive Game System. All OnLive games are available across all devices with no additional charge: simply log in and play wherever you are.
*Sweepstakes Official Rules Apply
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-action cloud computing and instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver full-featured, media-rich applications and the latest, premium game titles to tablets, smartphones, PCs, Macs and HDTVs via the OnLive® Game System or Google TV or connected TVs. OnLive is available in North America and the UK and will continue expanding into Europe and Asia. OnLive's technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British Telecommunications (BT), The Belgacom Group, HTC and Juniper Networks. More information is available at www.onlive.com and www.onlive.co.uk.
About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.
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