SAN FRANCISCO, CA, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and CULVER CITY, CA — From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Sony Pictures Television today announced Verizon Wireless customers can now access four new games based on some of the studio’s feature films and television shows: “James Bond: Top Agent,” “Rock & Roll Jeopardy!,” “Wheel of Fortune Deluxe” and “Afterworld.”
In “James Bond: Top Agent” players must create their own secret agents to battle classic Bond enemies and villains from a number of their favorite Bond films. Players can collect weapons and gain experience points to build their own agents into powerful and unstoppable forces.
“Rock & Roll Jeopardy!” is the musical sequel to the mobile game “Jeopardy! Deluxe,” based on the hugely popular syndicated game show. This rock n’ roll version features specialized content, thematic artwork and gameplay enhancement, where players compete against two AI players for virtual cash.
In “Wheel of Fortune Deluxe” players solve puzzles updated daily from the writers of the popular television series in a newly designed interface. “Wheel of Fortune Deluxe” also features updated animations and a new Toss-Up Round mode.
“Afterworld,” which is exclusive to Verizon Wireless, deals with the aftermath of a global event called The Fall, where most of humanity is gone, along with all technology. As a survivor, it’s up to players to find their families and build communication towers to help regain Global Contact, in turn saving the world.
“We’re committed to maintaining our status as a leader in providing high-quality mobile games and video content, and Verizon Wireless has been a great partner in helping us achieve our goals,” said Eric Berger, senior vice president of mobile entertainment and digital networks, Sony Pictures Television.
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download “James Bond: Top Agent,” “Rock & Roll Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune Deluxe” from the TV/Movie/Music Games category in the Games shopping aisle of the Get It Now® or Media Center virtual store for a $3.99 monthly subscription or $7.99 for unlimited use purchase on a number of popular phones from Verizon Wireless. Customers can purchase and download “Afterworld” from the Verizon Exclusives category for $6.99 unlimited use purchase. Application purchase prices and subscription fees may vary; unless customers have unlimited data features, airtime or megabyte charges may also apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
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 operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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 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 the Tennis Channel, and is part owner of national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.