BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of console and mobile games, today announced “NFL 2009,” “Asphalt 4: Elite Racing” and “The Oregon Trail” are available to Verizon Wireless’ V CAST subscribers.
- “NFL 2009” immerses fans into an authentic NFL experience by featuring both the AFC and NFC conference teams, along with the athletes and their detailed stats through their license with NFL PLAYERS, the marketing and licensing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. Players can use spectacular offensive and defensive playbook tactics to get their team to the end zone and feel the rush of the football season.
- “Asphalt 4: Elite Racing” lets players master the urban racing world with more than 10 dream cars and bikes ranging from a Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari F430 Spider, Nissan GT-R and Ducati 1098. Races take place across Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, Shanghai, New York City, Dubai and Paris.
- “The Oregon Trail” brings back the nostalgia of this famous title by allowing players to test their decision-making, problem-solving and role-playing skills as they journey west to reach Oregon.
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download “NFL 2009” and “Asphalt 4: Elite Racing” from the Sports category and “The Oregon Trail” from the Top Sellers category on their V CAST-enabled phones. “NFL 2009” and “The Oregon Trail” are each available for $3.49 monthly access or $6.99 for unlimited use purchase; “Asphalt 4: Elite Racing” is available for $2.99 monthly access or $5.99 for 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.
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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.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones and consoles. Established in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. The total number of games-enabled handsets is anticipated to exceed four billion units by 2012. Gameloft games are also available to players on WiiWare and DS, Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Arcade, Apple’s iPod and PCs.
Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, ABC, Dreamworks Animations SKG, Endemol, 20th Century Fox, Viacom, Sony Pictures, Touchtone Television, Warner Bros., FifPro, Ferrari, Paris Hilton, Gus Hansen, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Chuck Norris, Jonny Wilkinson or Robinho allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles such as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York Nights.