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 time." "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. About Konami 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.
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