LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As Frogger begins the countdown to
his silver anniversary, Performance Designed Products (PDP) is planning to
participate in the celebration. The company has partnered with Konami
Digital Entertainment, Inc. to create a new VG Pocket portable handheld
gaming device, "Tablet" a portable game system featuring a brilliant color
screen, packed with 25 classic 8-bit games, including Konami's timeless
classic Frogger. The "Tablet" will be available in September at retailers
across North America.
The "Tablet" will feature a 2.0" backlit TFT LCD display screen housed
in a colorful round shell available in an off white, lime green, magenta
and orange. The system will allow gamers to enjoy their favorite 8-bit
games from the past, including the fan-favorite Frogger. Gamers will enjoy
endless hours of portable gameplay on the "Tablet" for the suggested retail
price of only $29.99.
The gaming system will have optional plug 'n play capabilities so that
players can experience their favorite arcade games on a television screen.
An A/V cable that provides TV connectivity will be sold separately in a kit
at $9.99. Each kit will also include a stylish case to store and keep the
console protected when not in use.
"PDP is honored to participate in the celebration of the 25th
anniversary of Frogger with the launch of the 'Tablet' from our line of VG
Pocket portable game systems," said Paul Chen, VP of Licensing and Content
at Performance Designed Products. "Additional 8-bit games on the 'Tablet'
offer even more retro fun for older gamers who played these games decades
ago, along with new gamers who will be introduced to them for the first
"Konami chose to license content to PDP for their VG Pocket systems
because we feel the systems will showcase our classic titles in a positive
and fun way, while also introducing them to new audiences who may not have
seen them before," said Daniel Kletzky, vice president, merchandise
licensing, Konami. "Kids and new casual gamers probably have not been
exposed to Frogger, and the Tablet is a great way to introduce these
demographics to the brand, and help in celebrating its 25th anniversary."
To get the full experience and first taste of the gameplay-please visit
the new interactive website www.vgpocket.com
About Performance Designed Products
Performance Designed Products (PDP) headquartered in Los Angeles, CA,
is a creative think tank that designs, develops and manufactures innovative
portable video game systems, console game accessories and audio peripherals
for the consumer electronics channel. PDP is the parent company to four
exciting brands: Pelican, the premier 3rd party video game accessory
company in North America; Score, an innovative offering of video game cases
and bags; Headbanger Audio, a high-end line of performance cables and audio
products; and VG Pocket, showcasing a line of entry and mid level Portable
Gaming Systems. Performance Designed Products is committed to providing
consumers with quality inventive products to enhance their entertainment
experience and lifestyle.
Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises
Metal Gear Solid(R), Silent Hill(R) and Castlevania(R), 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, Inc. in
the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt,
Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock
Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. can be found at www.konami.com/gs.
SOURCE Performance Designed Products