Sony Pictures Television Announces Mobile Game Slate
Six New Titles To Be Released in 2008
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced a slate of six new mobile games to be released in 2008 today at the CTIA convention in Las Vegas. The games, based on some of the studio's feature films and television shows, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system games, are scheduled to come out from June through November of this year. Other titles, not yet announced, may also join the line up.
"We are extremely proud of this slate and thrilled to offer our mobile partners more of the high-quality games they've come to expect from us and that consumers love to play," said Eric Berger, senior vice president, mobile, SPT.
The titles released today are:
Hancock: The Mobile Game, based on the feature film starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman, and Charlize Theron to be released July 2, is a "one button" game designed for a broad casual audience. Hancock soars through Los Angeles in pursuit of criminals, saving people in danger, while keeping damage to a minimum. Players use Hancock's superhuman strength to set the situation right.
Afterworld Global Contact is the first mobile game to be developed from a multi-platform series with an established community. An adventure game where players travel the world in search of their families, confront challenges and try to reestablish global communications, Afterworld Global Contact includes an online component that rewards players with exclusive web content.
Rock & Roll Jeopardy! is a musical sequel to the mobile game Jeopardy! Deluxe, based on the hugely popular syndicated game show. This rock n' roll version features specialized content, thematic artwork and gameplay enhancement, where players compete against two AI players for virtual cash.
Wheel of Fortune Road Trip is an extension of the Wheel of Fortune Deluxe video game, based on American's favorite game show. Incorporating new features and a sense of adventure, each game will be themed to a city as players complete their journeys.
Quantum of Solace, released to coincide with the film of the same name, brings back Her Majesty's Secret Service agent James Bond in an exciting 2D action game for mobile phones. Capturing the essence of Agent 007's style, players of Quantum of Solace chase down enemy agents, engage in intense firefights and escape dangerous situations that only Bond could survive.
LocoRoco™ is back in an authentic mobile adaptation of the incredibly successful PSP® system videogame. Tilt and jump LocoRoco past obstacles, find LocoRoco's friends the MuiMuis and grow LocoRoco to find hidden areas in levels.
Sony Pictures Television has been ranked in the top ten of mobile game distributors by Telephia/Nielson. Its titles range from games based on the studio's films and television shows, to PlayStation® branded properties and original games for mobile devices, and distributes them among all the major service providers.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. With more than 25 programs on the air, SPT boasts a program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT also owns one-half of cable channel GSN and is a partner in FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service. Sony Pictures Television oversees all of Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) domestic digital distribution efforts across all electronically delivered platforms, including the internet and mobile. Sony Pictures Television, advertiser sales, is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, for Sony BMG and for iN DEMAND's high-definition channel Mojo and the Tennis Channel, and is part owner of national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com/) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
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