BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LOS ANGELES, CA — Verizon Wireless customers could win a chance to sit in the "Millionaire" hot seat by downloading Millionaire 2007, a new mobile game from Capcom® Interactive, Inc., a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Available on select Get It Now® -enabled phones, the new mobile game brings the excitement and suspense of the hit syndicated game show to the palms of customers' hands. In conjunction with Millionaire 2007, Capcom Interactive, Verizon Wireless and Buena Vista Television are giving away a chance to take the mobile experience to the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" studios where one lucky winner will have the chance to appear as a contestant on the syndicated game show, hosted by Meredith Vieira.
Today through November 2, 2006, customers who purchase the Millionaire 2007 mobile game on their Verizon Wireless phones will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to be a hot seat contestant on the syndicated game show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and play for one million dollars. The grand prize winner will be awarded two round-trip airfare tickets to New York City, accommodations for three nights and $1,000 cash, plus the chance to compete on the popular program. No purchase necessary, see http://www.capcommobile.com for official rules and alternate forms of entry.*
"Millionaire 2007 is a very important brand for Capcom Interactive and we're tremendously excited to offer fans of the franchise the chance to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity," said Midori Yuasa, president, Capcom Interactive, Inc.
The follow-up to one of the best selling mobile games to date, Millionaire 2007 continues the addictive trivia experience made famous in the popular TV show. Like its namesake, Millionaire 2007 tests players' general knowledge with a series of 15 increasingly difficult questions. Players start with the $100 question and if they correctly answer all 15 questions they will win the grand prize of $1,000,000.** To assist them in their goal, players can use up to four lifelines "Ask The Audience," "50:50," "Phone A Friend" and "Switch The Question."
Millionaire 2007 is available on a variety of Get It Now-enabled phones, including the LG VX4500, VX4650, VX4700, VX5300, VX6000, VX8000, VX8100, VX8300, Chocolate (VX8500), VX8600 and The V (VX9800); Motorola 710, E815, v260, v265, v276, v325, RAZR V3c and RAZR V3m; Kyocera KX1, KX2 and SE47; Nokia 6236; Samsung a570, a650, a670, a870, a890, a930, a950, a970 and a990; as well as the Verizon Wireless CDM 8900, CDM 8940, CDM 8945, CDM 9200. Customers can download Millionaire 2007 in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store for $7.99 for unlimited use purchase or $3.49 monthly access. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
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* Must be 18 years or older and a legal U.S. resident. Void outside of the U.S. and where prohibited.
** Monetary amounts in the Millionaire 2007 mobile game are for play purposes only and don't represent actual dollar values.
About "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" currently is in its fifth season in national syndication and is hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira. "Millionaire" is produced by Valleycrest Productions and is distributed by Buena Vista Television (BVT), the domestic television distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company. BVT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney Enterprises, Inc. Michael Davies, Paul Smith and Leigh Hampton are executive producers for "Millionaire." Meredith Vieira is co-executive producer. For more information, go to www.millionairetv.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., 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.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series. Since November of 2005 Capcom Interactive (previously Capcom Entertainment, Inc, Mobile and Interactive Media) was created to take advantage of the burgeoning mobile gaming market. Since the inception of the mobile group, the company has published several games based on Capcom's celebrated intellectual property including 1942, Ghost n' Goblins, Mega Man® and Resident Evil®: The Missions to commercial and critical acclaim. Capcom Interactive currently maintains offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. For additional information on the company and its offerings, please visit www.capcommobile.com.
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