NEW YORK, NY and BEDMINSTER, NJ — Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®: Jungle StormTM, a tactical 3D action game produced by Gameloft®, a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones, is available exclusively for Verizon Wireless' new V CAST multimedia service. V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the first true wireless broadband consumer service in the country, allowing customers to view crystal clear graphics for 3D games and video on demand because it runs on Verizon Wireless' Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network - the only widely available wide-area wireless broadband network in the United States. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm is available in its full 3D version with enhanced graphics and animation.
With Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm, Verizon Wireless V CAST customers become part of the Ghost team, an elite group of skilled Army Green Berets. The player is sent to Havana, Cuba to fight terrorists and drug trafficking warlords and try to maintain peace and free hostages after the death of Fidel Castro. Skills are tested through four levels, each with varying degrees of difficulty. With tactical action and First Person Shooting (FPS) capabilities, Ghost Recon displays the technological prowess of Gameloft games.
The game contains large files that can only be adequately supported by the capabilities of Verizon Wireless' 3G network. With V CAST, customers see detailed graphics and exciting game play from an enhanced 3D perspective with sharp graphics and sound.
"We offered Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm exclusively to Verizon Wireless because the game simply performs best with Verizon Wireless' network," said Julien Fournials, Gameloft's Vice President of Production. "And V CAST is so easy to use it allows customers to quickly download and fully-enjoy games such as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm. Verizon Wireless has always been on the forefront of wireless technology and we are excited to offer one of the first games for its flagship V CAST consumer multimedia service."
V CAST games must be downloaded in the V CAST service area, but once downloaded onto a customer's device, may be played anywhere, anytime, even outside the Verizon Wireless service area.
For $15.00 monthly access in addition to their regular Verizon Wireless calling plan, V CAST customers get unlimited access to a wide array of more than 300 daily updated videos from leading content providers. Verizon Wireless V CAST customers also receive unlimited browsing of Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0SM news and information service. In addition, customers can choose from premium content, available for an additional cost, that includes 3D games, music videos and other premium channels. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is available now in the getGAMES aisle of the Get It Now® virtual store for $2.99 monthly access or $9.99 for unlimited use purchase.
V CAST's array of hot new multimedia programming is located in the Get It Now virtual store - customers can access video from favorite news, sports and entertainment providers in the getFLIX shopping aisle and check out new cutting-edge 3D games in the getGAMES aisle. V CAST also gives customers unlimited access to browse and view applications in the other familiar Get It Now shopping aisles - such as getTONES and getGOING.
V CAST customers can find Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon on the Samsung a890, which is $249.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement, and the CDM8940 from UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly Audiovox Communications Corp.) for $229.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement.
For more information Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
NOTE TO EDITORS: High-resolution images of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm by Gameloft on V CAST are available online. Log on to www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia to preview and request images.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones. 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 mobile handsets with this technology is anticipated to exceed one billion units in 2007.
Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Paramount Studios, Dreamworks, Vans, Derek Jeter, Vijay Singh and Geoff Rowley 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, New York Nights and Siberian Strike.
Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online shop, Gameloft has a distribution network in over 65 countries.
Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Quebec, Paris, London, Dusseldorf, Milan, Barcelona, Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GFT.PA)
For more information visit www.gameloft.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 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 Tom Clancy
With over 80 million books sold, Tom Clancy is arguably the world's most recognized author. His works include fiction such as The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, Red Rabbit, and the recently released The Teeth of the Tiger. Clancy also writes nonfiction works about weapons and various military units. Four of his books have already been adapted into highly successful feature films.
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