Sony Pictures Digital's 'Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile' Is Awarded Best Wireless Platform Game by IGN.com

First Mobile Game Based on Legendary Sony PlayStation Series Available For Download on Handsets From All Major Wireless Carriers

PRNewswire
CULVER CITY, Calif.
Dec 21, 2005

Sony Pictures Digital's "Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile" has been recognized as Best Wireless Platform Game for 2005 by the editors at videogame and entertainment website IGN.com. Ratchet & Clank, who originally debuted on the Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, completed their successful evolution from home entertainment systems to mobile handsets earlier this year.

"Published under Sony's mobile division, this smart platform game really nails the essence of the fan-favorite series," said Levi Buchanan, wireless editor, IGN.com.

In the action packed Ratchet & Clank adventure developed specifically for mobile gamers, players guide the famous duo on a quest through a hazard-filled mobile phone. Ratchet and Clank arrive in their cellular predicament after a miniaturization process goes awry. The two must then explore the phone's darkest recesses in a search for the keys that will help them to escape.

"Receiving this award from IGN.com really shows how hard the Sony Pictures Digital team worked to create a Ratchet & Clank game that would be faithful to the brand and appeal to any mobile gamer, whether they were familiar with the PlayStation games or not," said Shalom Mann, vice president, Game Studio, Sony Pictures Digital. "We're thrilled that Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile has been so well received and we look forward to working with the Sony PlayStation team to create new games inspired by their great console properties."

In addition to the game, Ratchet & Clank enthusiasts can download a variety of personalization products that includes wallpapers and screensavers. Each of the downloadable files can be previewed prior to purchase at http://www.sonypictures.com/mobile/ratchet/ or by sending the text message "Ratchet" to 4SONY (47669).

Ratchet & Clank is available through major carriers nationwide. There are no airtime charges for playing the game, only usage charges when downloading the game or personalization products.

About Sony Pictures Digital

Sony Pictures Digital, an operating unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment, consists of Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Online Entertainment, and SonyPictures.com. The division produces stories, characters, images and experiences conceived, created, rendered and delivered digitally. With imagination and technological innovation, Sony Pictures Digital continues to create and expand the entertainment landscape.

Ratchet & Clank is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. © 2005 Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. © 2005 Sony Pictures Digital Inc. All Rights Reserved.

SOURCE: Sony Pictures Digital

CONTACT: Rachel Falikoff of Sony Pictures Digital, +1-310-840-8789,
rfalikoff@imageworks.com; or Brent Marcus of Bender/Helper Impact, +1-310-477-
4647, brent_marcus@bhimpact.com, for Sony Pictures Digital

Web site: http://www.sonypictures.com/mobile/ratchet


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