Konami and Universal Studios have entered into a global strategic alliance that will have Konami taking on the marketing and distribution of games developed and produced by Universal Interactive Studios. Games covered by the agreement will be drawn from Universal Studios properties such as Woody Woodpecker and The Mummy. Konami will also get first look options on games based on other Universal franchises. The agreement is expected to evolve to included tie-in between other media, included television, cinema, arcade, and consumer products. "This partnership will give Konami an incredibly strong and diverse product portfolio for many years to come,'' said Konami Managing Director Kazumi Kitaue.