SAN DIEGO, BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and NEW YORK — From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009® in San Diego, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Gameloft, in partnership with The Learning Company, today announced "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?®" is now available on Verizon Wireless phones. Other available titles from Gameloft include "Big Range Hunting 2," "Bubble Bash 2" and "UNO."
The adaptation of the classic video game finally comes to mobile phones. Your mission? To track down the elusive villainess Carmen Sandiego who has stolen a mysterious cooking instrument from a museum in France. The game takes you on a global adventure to more than 30 countries and capitals from Paris to Beijing to Auckland, New Zealand. Through the use of geography clues and riddles, the player not only increases their knowledge but enjoys fun tongue-in-cheek humor throughout the game.
Other games featured on Verizon Wireless phones include:
- "Big Range Hunting 2": Take it to the outdoors and get ready to hunt and fish in realistic wild environments. From Alaska to Louisiana, travel all over to track the best prey. From ducks to crows to lions, experience the thrill of the hunt on your phone.
- "Bubble Bash 2": Take off for Africa! Bash together three or more like-colored bubbles and watch them explode. The award-winning puzzle game comes back with 16 new challenging modes and 100 levels of gameplay. Simple, addictive and fun!
- "UNO": Get ready to call "UNO" on your mobile! The #1 card game comes to your phone. Play against the computer or in multiplayer mode against your friends. Customize the game with your own house rules or simply strategize to use your Wild, Reverse, and Draw 2 cards. A family favorite for all.
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" and the other Gameloft titles by going to the Get It Now®/Media Center section then games on their Verizon Wireless feature phones. The games are available for between $2.99 and $7.99 per game on more than 35 popular phones from Verizon Wireless, including the LG enV® TOUCH, LG Dare, Voyager by LG, Samsung Rogue and Motorola Rival. Download charges vary and airtime or megabyte charges may 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 and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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 downloadable video games. For 10 years, Gameloft has been established as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile phones and smartphones. The total number of game-enabled devices is anticipated to exceed four billion units by 2012. Gameloft games are also available to players on WiiWare, DSiWare, Microsoft Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation®Network.
Partnership agreements with leading licenses such as UNO, Ferrari, Shrek, CSI, Spider-Man and Brothers in Arms allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles such as Real Football, Asphalt and Brain Challenge.
Gameloft is present on all the continents with its own production studios, employing over 3,500 developers, and distributes its games in over 100 countries. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
About The Learning Company
The Learning Company (TLC) is a leading brand of interactive educational software for homes and schools worldwide. TLC products include some of the all-time best-selling education titles, including The Oregon Trail®, Reader Rabbit®, Carmen Sandiego® and Kid Pix®. TLC has also partnered with Nickelodeon, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Marc Brown Studios, Warner Bros. and others to create award-winning educational software titles featuring some of the most recognizable kids' brands and properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants®, The Cat In the Hat, Arthur® and Scooby-Doo. The Learning Company products are sold and licensed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.