Sony Pictures Television Announces Mobile Game Slate
Sony Pictures Television - 03/30/2009
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced a slate of eight new mobile games to be released in 2009 today at the CTIA convention in Las Vegas. The games, based on some of the studio's feature films and television shows, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system games, are scheduled to come out from May through December of this year. Other titles, not yet announced, may also join the line up.
"We are extremely proud of this slate and thrilled to offer our mobile partners more of the high-quality games they've come to expect from us and that consumers love to play," said Sean Carey, senior executive vice president, SPT.
The titles announced today are:
Angels & Demons, launching to coincide with the release of the film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel Angels & Demons, is set for release on May 15th, 2009. Players will relive the Angels & Demons story from the movie, investigate and discover clues using an exciting and original puzzle game mechanic, and solve the mystery of "a revenge 400 years in the making."
In Ghostbusters, New York is facing a ghost invasion and once again the Ghostbusters are here to save the day, one borough at a time! Catch ghosts and save citizens from being slimed as you make your way through the big city in this new game for the iPhone, to be released in June.
Q*Bert is back in July! The colorful, lovable and jumpy arcade character of the 1980s is now completely updated with bright graphics, new maps and eye-catching animations and will be available on iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices. Help Q*Bert hop his way through the retro arcade game or across 50 new maps of mind-bending challenges.
007 returns in Top Agent this August with an updated multi-player version specifically created for play on the iPhone. Players create their own secret agent who will fight against henchmen, famous villains from the James Bond films, and other players' agents. Become the top agent by collecting weapons and conquering your enemies!
Two new games will be released in October: Sports Illustrated and Zombieland. Test your knowledge of sports stats and history by answer challenging trivia, and be rewarded with un-lockable pictures of swimsuit models in Sports Illustrated, a cutting edge game for the real sports fan.
Learn to make it in a dangerous world overtaken by the walking dead in Zombieland, the mobile game, a comedic action adventure that revolves around a mismatched set of survivors who find friendship and redemption in a world overrun by zombies. Released to coincide with the theatrical release of the movie of the same name.
2012: The Mobile Game is a casual action game where players control four destructive forces of nature - windstorm, earthquake, firestorm, and hurricane. While traveling through locations in the 2012 movie, players navigate the forces through a maze of city streets trying to avoid destruction wherever possible. November release.
And in December, Voltron. "Form-up" five mechanical lions into the giant robot Voltron and defend the universe from the Evil King Zarkon and his Robeast army. Voltron for mobile is an action game featuring the characters from the retro classic series from the 1980's.
These titles join the following SPT games, already released in 2009:
LocoRoco Hi, based on the successful PSP™ game, LocoRoco; Jeopardy! For Prizes and Jeopardy! Live, based on America's favorite quiz show; and Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! versions created specifically for the iPhone.
Sony Pictures Television has been ranked in the top five of mobile game distributors by Telephia/Nielson. Its titles range from games based on the studios films and television shows, to PlayStation® branded properties and original games for mobile devices, and distributes them among all the major service providers.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT is also a leader in the field of international television production with over 9,000 hours of programming in 13 local languages in over 30 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with over 50 networks in more than 130 countries reaching almost 400 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT is a part owner of cable channel GSN, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, for Sony Music Entertainment and for the Tennis Channel. Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
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