VIVENDI GAMES MOBILE AND VERIZON WIRELESS BRINGING EXCITING NEW GAMES TO GET IT NOW CUSTOMERS
Los Angeles, CA – September 13, 2006 – Vivendi Games Mobile and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, today announced they will offer a slate of exciting new titles and classic games to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers in the coming weeks, including compelling games in a variety of genres, such as Black Hawk Down®, Empire Earth®, Flying Toaster™, Red Baron® and SWAT® Force.
John Harrobin, vice president of digital media for Verizon Wireless, said, “Verizon Wireless is committed to bringing only the highest quality games to our Get It Now customers and Vivendi Games Mobile is recognized for creating the caliber titles our customers nationwide have come to expect. Verizon Wireless has become synonymous with the best mobile gaming experience – with advanced graphics and quality content from publishers like Vivendi Games Mobile, our customers have access to great mobile games in the palms of their hands.”
“We are big believers in what Verizon Wireless has done with mobile gaming, Get It Now and V CAST,” said Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile. “Like Verizon Wireless, Vivendi Games Mobile is committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to the quality and diversity of mobile games available. We are focused on creating wickedly fun and entertaining titles, everything from action-packed games to casual puzzles that will appeal to a wide range of mobile gamers.”
Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones can download games from the getGAMES shopping aisles of the Get It Now virtual store. 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
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation’s most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., 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 Vivendi Games
Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, is dedicated to publishing quality titles for the worldwide mobile games market. Vivendi Games Mobile is headquartered in Paris, France, with regional headquarters in Los Angeles and Singapore. The Company has production and commercial operations teams throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Vivendi Games Mobile offers a diverse portfolio of action, strategy, casual and classic games based on original IP, high-profile entertainment licenses and mainstream content to more than 90 operators in 60 countries around the world. Top-selling titles include: Crash Twinsanity™, Crash® Bandicoot Racing, Spyro the Dragon®, Leisure Suit Larry®: Magna Cum Laude, Empire Earth®, SWAT® Force, Navy Battle, Red Baron®, Flying Toaster™ and Black Hawk Down®: Team Sabre™. For further information, visit www.vgmobile.com.
Vivendi Games is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category and holds leading positions in the PC, casual online, console, handheld and mobile games markets. Vivendi Games’ two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios and Massive Entertainment. Vivendi Games is also home to Sierra Online, dedicated to publishing casual games for online play and distribution on all platforms. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.
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