Sony Pictures Digital Sends Zorro Soaring Onto Mobile Phones with Two New Games and Personalization Content
Adventure and Puzzle Games Deliver New Experiences to Zorro Fans
CULVER CITY, Calif., and SAN FRANCISCO
Sony Pictures Digital, in conjunction with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Zorro Productions Inc., has developed two new games and an array of personalization products based on the upcoming film The Legend of Zorro. Just in time for the nationwide release of the film on October 28, 2005, mobile gamers will be able to join the legendary swashbuckler in outsmarting his foes with a puzzle game or defeat the villains using Zorro's infamous blade in a fast-paced adventure- filled action game. All mobile products will be available for download at http://www.sonypictures.com/mobile/zorro/ or by text messaging ZORRO to 4SONY (4-7669) from a mobile handset.
Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are reunited with director Martin Campbell in Columbia Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment's passionate epic adventure The Legend of Zorro as the swashbuckling crusader embarks on the most dangerous mission of his life.
After fighting to help California become the 31st state of the Union, Zorro (Banderas) must live up to the promise he made his wife Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to give up his secret identity and live a normal life as Alejandro de la Vega. When he hesitates, it threatens to tear them apart.
Now, the same forces that conspired to keep California from becoming part of the United States are plotting to unleash a threat that has been 500 years in the making -- a threat that could change the course of history forever.
And only Zorro can stop it.
"The Zorro games and personalization products are another great example of the way in which Sony Pictures Digital develops content based on the studio's core entertainment properties to create complete experiences for consumers," said Jason Wells, vice president of mobile sales for Sony Pictures Digital Sales and Marketing. "Zorro fans can now personalize their phones with wall papers, screen savers, video ringers, voicetones and mastertones in addition to playing the two exciting mobile games."
"The Sony Pictures Digital team has designed innovative games which will appeal to Zorro fans, from younger players seeking to play out the adventures of Zorro to older players who are looking for a challenging puzzle game," said John Gertz, president of Zorro Productions.
The story of Zorro continues in the mobile action game, packed with adventures that challenge players to live through the eyes of Zorro in a daring, epic journey to help the people of California recover their lost treasure. Players jump, block and attack foes with multiple attacks and defensive moves. Using Zorro's horse Tornado, players also catch fleeing enemies while avoiding a variety of obstacles. Pick-ups help players complete their journey by strengthening attacks, offering a health boost or providing the ability to upgrade their sword between levels.
The Zorro puzzle game celebrates the adventurer's keen sense of strategy. Players are presented with a board on which they must quickly rotate pieces to form connections. Correctly matched pairs launch Zorro into action in a duel with his enemies. Larger combo connections supply Zorro with more energy to push his opponents back, buying players more time to complete each level. An unlimited number of levels provide hours and hours of brain-teasing action.
Both Zorro games and the personalization products will be available through most major carriers. There are no airtime charges for playing the game, only usage charges when downloading the games.
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, SonyPictures.com and Digital Sales and Marketing. 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.
Sony Pictures Digital Sales and Marketing extends Sony Pictures Entertainment properties into the digital marketplace through online promotion via SonyPictures.com, mobile entertainment and personalization products, and the digital sale of the studio's film and television programming.
About Zorro Productions Inc.
Zorro Productions controls worldwide trademarks and copyrights in the name, character and likeness of Zorro, the legendary masked defender of justice in Spanish California.
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