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Video Game Company to Open Office in L.A.

October 13, 2003|Alex Pham

Konami Corp. is the latest video game company to locate offices in Los Angeles. The Tokyo company is expected today to announce it will open a 30-person business development and licensing office in Century City led by the head of the conglomerate's $700-million video game business, Kazumi Kitaue.

Los Angeles in recent years has attracted a number of game companies looking to develop relationships and products with the movie and music industries. Electronic Arts Inc., for example, is building a 245,000-square-foot studio in Playa Vista.

Konami, which has licensed movie rights for its "Silent Hill" series of games, said it would maintain its development studio in Redwood City, Calif.

Konami, which produced titles such as "Metal Gear Solid" and "Dance Dance Revolution," posted $2.1 billion in revenue for its 2003 fiscal year and is Japan's largest independent game publisher.

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Alex Pham

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