BEDMINSTER, NJ and NEW YORK. NY — They're already here and you're one of them. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, are bringing the reality of the summer blockbuster War of the Worlds directly to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers. Inspired by the Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures movie in theaters now, the War of the Worlds mobile game from Gameloft puts players in charge of taking over the planet city by city.
Mobile gamers battle their way through 13 action-packed levels set in five different environments as a deadly tripod inspired by the film and its universe. To win the War of the Worlds, players must finish each level in a limited amount of time and complete the primary objectives: reaching checkpoints within time limits, inflicting mass destruction and collecting humans. The human military forces will fight back with everything they have weapons, helicopters, planes and boats while land mines try to slow players down as they attempt to wreak havoc on Earth.
As players continue, Tripods overcome Osaka, London, New Jersey and New York. After each level, a debriefing helps players analyze their performance by providing a tally of various stats. Players' total bonus will establish their rank in the game.
War of the Worlds is located in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Customers can purchase the game for $2.99 monthly access or $6.49 for unlimited use purchase. Customers can try their hand at battling the world by downloading War of the Worlds on select Get It Now-enabled phones, including the Kyocera KX444 and KX2; LG VX6100, VX7000 and VX8000; Motorola V265 and V710; and Samsung SCH-a650 and SCH-a670.
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 virtual store.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 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 Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
Gameloft is a leading international developer and publisher 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, Viacom, FifPro, Lamborghini, FHM, 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, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Milan, Barcelona, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)
For more information visit www.gameloft.com.
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