SAN FRANCISCO, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK — 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 Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of console and mobile games, today announced “NFL 2009,” “NBA Smash,” “Asphalt 4: Elite Racing” and “The Oregon Trail” are now available to Verizon Wireless customers.
“NFL 2009” immerses fans into an authentic NFL experience by featuring both the AFC and NFC conference teams, athletes, football fields and detailed statistics. Players can use spectacular offensive and defensive playbook tactics to get their teams to the end zone and feel the rush of the football season.
In “NBA Smash,” fans face off with more than 150 NBA players in exciting street style basketball games across the country. Players perform amazing alley-oops, dunks and dribbles across the court to beat their opponents.
“Asphalt 4: Elite Racing” lets players master the urban racing world with more than 10 dream cars and bikes including 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 “NBA Smash” from the Sports Games category, “Asphalt 4: Elite Racing” from the Racing Games category and “The Oregon Trail” from the Top Sellers category in the Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now® or Media Center virtual store on their Verizon Wireless phones. All four exciting games are available for $3.49 monthly subscription or $6.99 unlimited use purchase on more than 30 popular Verizon Wireless phones, including the Voyager™ by LG, MOTO™ W755 and the Samsung Alias™. 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.
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, Kobe Bryant, 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.