BEDMINSTER, NJ and PARIS, FRANCE — The tech-loving secret agents from Totally Spies!, the top-rated, fashion-forward animated action series on Cartoon Network, have landed themselves a new role on the smaller screens of Verizon Wireless Get It Now® phones as Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, brings the spy girls to Verizon Wireless' roster of Get It Now downloadable games. An edge-of-your-seat game, Totally Spies: The Mobile Phone Game is based on the popular series produced by Marathon Media.
A new, interactive story created by the writers of the popular TV series, Totally Spies: The Mobile Game, is a high energy, action-packed gaming adventure starring favorite heroine spies, Alex, Sam and Clover. The technology-driven, animated stars of Totally Spies! mirror their real-world counterparts in every episode of the hit series with their love of fast-paced gadgets and the new mobile phone game is a natural extension of the popular property.
Players can dive into the world of Totally Spies! and combat evil by using the coolest gadgets including the jet pack, lipstick laser and bungee belt. With eight exciting missions through three totally different worlds, players can take the spy girls through Egypt, the Himalayan Mountains and eventually, to a space base with sinister robots.
"We're excited to be on the cutting-edge of the gaming trend by offering Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers and fans of the hit Cartoon Network TV series another way to immerse themselves in the Totally Spies! action they love," said Marathon President, Vincent Chalvon-Demersay. "Ideal for all ages, Totally Spies: The Mobile Game allows for immediate pick-up-and-play and non-stop action, making it easy for players to join in the fun - and fight to save the world."
Adventure seekers can purchase and download Totally Spies: The Mobile Game from the getGAMES shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store for $2.49 monthly access or $4.99 for unlimited use purchase. 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 phone and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
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About Verizon Wireless
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About Marathon Media
Marathon Media (www.Marathon.fr), based in Paris, is a leader in international TV program production and distribution, and a world-renowned player in the fields of drama, animation and documentaries. Marathon is France's top producer of animated programming and one of the genre's leading producers worldwide. The company's Totally Spies! series is currently seen in more than 100 countries and territories, including Cartoon Network in the USA. In addition to television, Marathon has extended the worldwide Totally Spies! franchise to include hundreds of products in the areas of Publishing, Toys, Video, Interactive, Apparel and other innovative activities for children.
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 games-enabled handsets is anticipated to exceed two billion units in 2008.
Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Viacom, Warner Bros., FifPro, Lamborghini, 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 and New York Nights.
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, Duesseldorf, Milan, Barcelona, New Delhi, Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)