News Release

MFORMA Delivers Marvel's and 20th Century FOX's Fantastic 4, Into The Hands Of Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers

Make Superhero Dreams Come True: Fight the Forces of Evil as a Member of the Fantastic 4 on Select Get It Now-Enabled Phones

July 12, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Kimberly Tassin
MFORMA
ktassin@mforma.com
206-654-1001

BEDMINSTER, NJ and BELLEVUE, WA — It's clobberin' time and it's up to you to take control of the Fantastic 4 Super Heroes in the ultimate mobile gaming adventure. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and MFORMA Group, Inc., the leading global publisher and distributor of mobile entertainment, are bringing the action-packed excitement of Marvel's legendary comic book franchise Fantastic Four, directly to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers. Inspired from scenes in this summer's motion picture, Fantastic 4, the mobile game from MFORMA takes players on a thrilling adventure to save the world from the evil Dr. Doom.

Featuring state-of-the-art animation and classic comic book graphics, Fantastic Four gives every player a chance at being a comic book superhero. Players can become comic book heroes as they follow a storyline inspired by the film Fantastic 4. They can join the famous family of Super Hero crime fighters and play as any of the Fantastic Four characters: the Invisible Woman, The Thing, Human Torch, or Mr. Fantastic. Each character in the game has his or her own signature powers that must be used to overcome the intense challenge of defeating the disreputable Dr. Doom. In one scene, players become Mr. Fantastic and have to solve tricky puzzles while rolled into a ball; in another, players battle the forces of evil as Human Torch, flying around to avoid water cascading from the ceiling.

Fantastic Four is located in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Customers can purchase the game for $2.99 monthly access or $6.99 for unlimited use purchase. Customers can find their inner super powers by downloading the Fantastic Four on select of Get It Now-enabled phones, including the Kyocera KX2; LG VX7000 and VX8000; Motorola V710; Samsung SCH-a650, SCH-a670 and SCH-a890; and UTStarcom (Audiovox) CDM-8940.

Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the virtual store.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 million voice and data 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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

About MFORMA Group, Inc.
MFORMA is a leading global publisher and distributor of mobile entertainment. MFORMA provides wireless operators and their customers with the world's best content and brands, and provides developers and brand owners with the shortest route to market. MFORMA's customers include more than 100 of the world's leading wireless carriers. In addition to the industry's most comprehensive catalog of BREW, Java, SMS, MMS, and WAP games, MFORMA also provides sports, lifestyle, and information services subscription products. MFORMA's carrier-grade platform manages the delivery of downloadable games and applications for some of the world's largest carriers. With MFORMA, wireless operators can choose to utilize any or all of the MFORMA resources-tools, platforms and/or content. MFORMA is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, USA with facilities in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego; London and Manchester, England; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Seoul, Korea. www.mforma.com  

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. Marvel and Fantastic Four, and all related character names and likenesses thereof are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. © 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com. The Fantastic Four Motion Picture: TM & © 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Super Hero(es) are co-owned registered trademarks.

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