SAN MATEO and HOLLYWOOD, CA — Twentieth Century FOX L&M's Wireless Entertainment Group, Sorrent, a leading mobile entertainment publisher, and Verizon Wireless, today announced the launch of ALIENS: UnleashedTM, a first-person shooter that follows a thrilling, original storyline conceived from the "ALIENS" movie franchise. ALIENS: Unleashed is available immediately to Verizon Wireless customers with Get It Now®-capable phones.
This new game takes gamers away from their comfort zone and plants them in the middle of an alien-outbreak in New Quantico. ALIENS: Unleashed features first-person fighting with authentic sounds of combat, the choice of nine exclusive Colonial Marine weapons, and a riveting plot to defend the human outpost, New Quantico, from acid-bleeding ALIENS.
"The ALIENS game puts you right in the middle of alien warfare," said Ray Schaaf, Sorrent's president of publishing. "The game follows a gripping storyline that explores increasingly hostile locations where gamers will be charged with fending off alien attackers."
Verizon Wireless customers can download ALIENS: Unleashed on select Get It Now-enabled handsets, including the LG 4400, LG 4500, LG 6000, Motorola T720 and Audiovox 8900. ALIENS: Unleashed is available for $3.99 for monthly access or $6.49 for unlimited use purchase.
Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Verizon Wireless products and services are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Circuit City and RadioShack locations and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. For more information on ALIENS: Unleashed, visit www.sorrent.com.
About Sorrent, Inc.
Sorrent is a leading creator and global publisher of wireless entertainment. Sorrent's critically-acclaimed content features single and multiplayer games, based on original and licensed properties, including an award-winning suite of FOX Sports titles. Sorrent has developed a proprietary technology infrastructure that delivers graphically rich, fast-paced mobile games on a wide variety of Java and BREW-enabled handsets. The company's extensive distribution network includes international and US wireless carriers. Founded in 2001, Sorrent has attracted top tier venture capital firms including NEA, Sienna Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.sorrent.com.
About Fox Licensing & Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, the top supplier of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 37.5 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com.
About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.
ALIENS: UnleashedTM © 2003 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.