NEW YORK – Gameloft®, a leading publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones, announced today their partnership with Sprint (NYSE: S) to launch a trio of award-winning 3D games to Sprint customers. Gameloft’s slate of hit titles includes Real Soccer 3D, Midnight Bowling 3D and Midnight Pool 3D.
The games are part of Gameloft’s expanding catalogue of original licenses and strong 3D offerings. The company upholds its commitment to 3D by continuing to provide consumers with the latest selection of enhanced high definition games. 3D, with an increase in file size, allows for realistic gameplay and makes the player feel as though they’ve truly sprung into the game’s environment.
“We’re excited to present Sprint subscribers with our award-winning 3D games,” said Gonzague de Vallois, Vice President of Publishing, Gameloft. “These are some of the best games from our catalogue and I’m confident that Sprint customers will enjoy playing them as much as we enjoyed making them.”
“As a leader in mobile innovation, Gameloft consistently proves that they develop some of the top games in the industry,” said Joe Ariganello, General Manager of Games for Sprint. “These 3D games will add great value to the assortment we offer our subscribers.”
About the Games
Real Soccer 3D
Real Soccer 3D lets you play with 32 national teams or one of 16 prestigious clubs and participate in six different competitions available in 5 varied game modes. Join soccer stars Djibril Cissé, Andrei Shevchenko and Oliver Kahn as they bring soccer’s biggest match to life on your mobile phone.
Midnight Bowling 3D
Face off against energetic opponents with very distinct personalities as a crowd of excited spectators shout encouragements and taunts! With several customizable features, six game modes, and an easily accessible gameplay, Midnight Bowling 3D is definitely today’s most complete, entertaining bowling game for mobile.
Midnight Pool 3D
Pit yourself against these colorful characters – from simple amateurs to professional players – and challenge them by betting money on the outcome of the game. Link up trick shots during the challenges and games of 8 ball US, 8 ball UK or 9 ball, depending on your preference. If you win, you’ll leave with your opponents’ respect… If you don’t, you’ll leave with nothing more than an empty wallet!
Midnight Pool 3D, Midnight Bowling 3D and Real Soccer 3D will be available to Sprint customers in Q2 2007. In addition to per game download fees, standard Vision charges apply.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones. Founded 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 mobile handsets with this technology is expected to exceed two billion units in 2008 (ARC GROUP).
Thanks to partnership agreements with leading licensors and personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Touchstone Television, Viacom, Sony Pictures, FifPro, Paris Hilton Ent., Lamborghini, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Vijay Singh, Andrei Schevchenko, and Djibril Cissé, Gameloft has formed strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates such brands as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York Nights.
As a result of agreements with telecom carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online store, Gameloft now boasts a distribution network covering 75 countries.