Superscape Group PLC
02 June 2005
2 June 2005, Hook, Hampshire: Superscape Group plc (LSE:SPS), the world's
leading 3D mobile games publisher, announces that the following statement was
released by Verizon on 1 June 2005. The release states that 3D games are the
fastest growing category on the Verizon Get It Now mobile games service, and
that two of the top five games titles are from Superscape: AMF Xtreme Bowling
is ranked at number two and Kingdom Hearts, developed by Superscape and
published by Disney Mobile, is at number four.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:
1 June 2005 Jeffrey Nelson
THE HOTTEST NEW TREND IN WIRELESS GAMES?
3D GAMES - ONLY ON GET IT NOW(R) FROM VERIZON WIRELESS
Verizon Wireless Announces Top Five Get It Now 3D Games
SAN DIEGO and Bedminster, NJ - New Get It Now 3D games, available through
Verizon Wireless' V CAST service, are the fastest growing Get It Now category
and are expected to skyrocket in popularity in upcoming months as customers
upgrade to V CAST-enabled handsets. Verizon Wireless announced today the top
five 3D game titles, including Asphalt: Urban GT by Gameloft, AMF Bowling by
Superscape, Inc., JAMDAT 3D Bowling by JAMDAT Mobile, Kingdom Hearts by Disney
Mobile and 3D Beach Mini Golf by Digital Chocolate, Inc.
Verizon Wireless' broadband network makes downloading 3D games in the V CAST
coverage area fast, and once downloaded onto a customer's phone, games may be
played anywhere, anytime. There are no airtime charges for V CAST customers to
download 3D games and customers can find 3D games on select V CAST-enabled
phones in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store.
Top 3D Games:
Asphalt: Urban GT from Gameloft is an extreme racing game that takes players on
an action-packed, adrenaline pumping, thrill ride. From the big cities of New
York, Miami and Las Vegas, to international locations such as Cuba and Hong
Kong, Asphalt: Urban GT allows gamers to take off on a high-speed ride across
the globe. Competition is fierce, and drivers need to maneuver through thick
traffic, barriers and roadblocks to reach the finish line. Asphalt: Urban GT
offers gamers nine different tracks, inspired by actual cities and locations,
each featuring richly detailed graphics. To help drivers meet the numerous
challenges, Asphalt: Urban GT offers players their choice of more than 20 dream
cars including: Lamborghini, Audi, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Lotus and Ford GT.
Each car has its own characteristics and players have the ability to customize
the appearance and fine-tune the engine. Gameloft's Asphalt: Urban GT is
available for $2.99 monthly access or $9.99 for unlimited use purchase.
AMF Xtreme Bowling from Superscape, Inc. allows players to choose from the
classic wood lanes to the neon-flashing Xtreme lanes that are representative of
the AMF Bowling emporiums located all over the world and gamers have the ability
to bowl against friends or AI (artificial intelligence) players. AMF Xtreme
Bowling combines a classic favorite with some of the most advanced mobile gaming
graphics available today. AMF Xtreme Bowling is available for $2.49 monthly
access or $8.99 for unlimited use purchase.
JAMDAT 3D Bowling enables expert bowlers to transform their mobile phones into
virtual bowling alleys with new state-of-the-art 3D graphics. The high-tech
graphics engine enables gamers to see straight down the lane and change camera
views while they bowl. With the new wide selection of lanes, balls and pin
colors and multiplayer options, JAMDAT 3D Bowling is one of the most complete
bowling experiences outside of the neighborhood bowling alley. JAMDAT 3D
Bowling is available for $2.49 monthly access or $8.99 for unlimited use
The mobile Kingdom Hearts game from Disney Mobile offers an original adventure
featuring Sora, bearer of the KeyBlade. Players find Sora stranded on a
deserted island and must help him find the supplies needed to escape off the
island. Along the way, Sora uncovers a series of puzzles and must battle
creatures known as the Heartless. As Sora progresses through each level, more
details about his task at hand are unveiled. More than 20 characters provide
Sora guidance and entertainment throughout his journey. Kingdom Hearts is
available for $4.99 monthly access.
With 3D Beach Mini Golf by Digital Chocolate, Inc., avid mini golfers can enjoy
sharp colorful graphics and realistic game play on three beachside courses.
Designed to emphasize skill rather than chance, 3D Beach Mini Golf offers
players classic golfing challenges like sand traps, big jumps and long risky
strokes. Perfect for both beginners and experienced mini golfers, the game has
two game modes: practice and tournament. 3D Beach Mini Golf is available for
$2.99 monthly access or $8.99 for unlimited use purchase.
To access 3D games, customers need to have a V CAST-enabled phone and the V CAST
VPak for $15.00 monthly access. The VPak includes unlimited browsing of Get It
Now and access to a wide array of more than 300 daily updated video clips from
leading content providers. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but
application download fees apply for 3D games, premium video clips and all other
Get It Now applications. There are no airtime charges to download or stream and
watch video clips and other V CAST content.
Verizon Wireless products and services are available at more than 1,900 Verizon
Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and
stores within Circuit City, as well as at authorized retailers including Best
Buy and participating RadioShack locations. Customers can also find information
and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at
Top Five V CAST Games*
1. Asphalt: Urban GT by Gameloft
2. AMF Extreme Bowling 3D by Superscape, Inc.
3. JAMDAT 3D Bowling by JAMDAT
4. Kingdom Hearts by Disney Mobile
5. 3D Beach Mini Golf by Digital Chocolate, Inc.
* For the period of January 1, 2005 to May 31, 2005
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network,
serving 45.5 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ,
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.
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