BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and CULVER CITY, CA — Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, today announced the launch of God of War: Betrayal, the wireless game version of the popular Sony Computer Entertainment America franchise. God of War: Betrayal, available now to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers, will allow mobile gamers to play as Kratos, the feared Spartan warrior, in his campaign as the new God of War.
In this first installment of the God of War mobile series, that begins after the events of the first PlayStation® 2 title, Kratos wages a bloody campaign as he is unfairly accused of betraying the Olympians. The fury of the Gods rain down upon him and Kratos must clear his name and win back the favor of Olympus. God of War: Betrayal, which features a cutting-edge mobile character animation engine, allows wireless gamers to fight in true God of War combat, including with Blades of Chaos, Blade of Artemis and other proprietary ammunition, from the famed console series.
"We are committed to bringing to market innovative mobile properties and the launch of God of War: Betrayal is testament to that dedication," said Eric Berger, vice president of mobile entertainment, Sony Pictures Television. "By bringing this popular Sony Computer Entertainment America title to Verizon Wireless customers, we will both expand the franchise to gamers on the mobile platform, and provide a thrilling and satisfying gaming experience to the existing God of War fans."
God of War: Betrayal throws mobile gamers into intense combat action. Players can engage in a wide assortment of battles including combo attacks on the ground or in the air, freezing enemies and summoning the Army of Hades to unleash the fury of the underworld. Gamers can also attack their enemies while climbing walls or hanging from a rope over deadly chasms. During these battles, players trade in experience orbs to upgrade weapons and magic attacks. The game features animated foreground and background elements, deadly traps like saw blades, bottomless pits, jagging spikes and more.
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase God of War: Betrayal in the Get Fun & Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store. God of War: Betrayal is available for $3.99 monthly access; daily access for $7.99 is available on an array of many popular Get It Now-capable phones, including: Motorola RAZR V3m, V3c, MOTORAZR maxx Ve, MOTOKRZR K1m, MOTOSLVR L7c, Motorola E815, V260, V265, V266 and V325; LG VX4500, LG VX5200, LG VX5300, LG VX6100, LG VX7000, LG VX8100, LG VX8300, Chocolate by LG, LG VX8600, LG VX8700, LG VX9400, The V by LG and The enV; Samsung SCH-a670, SCH-a850, SCH-a990, SCH-a950, SCH-a930, SCH-a870, SCH-u410, SCH-u540, SCH-u620 and SCH-u740; Verizon Wireless CDM 7075, Verizon Wireless CDM 8960 and G'zOne Type-S; Nokia 6315i and 6215i. 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 Get It Now virtual store.
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About Sony Pictures Television
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 is part owner of national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 60.7 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 66,000 employees nationwide. The company 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.