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 purchase.
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 www.verizonwireless.com.
Top Five V CAST Games*1. Asphalt: Urban GT by Gameloft2. AMF Extreme Bowling 3D by Superscape, Inc.3. JAMDAT 3D Bowling by JAMDAT4. Kingdom Hearts by Disney Mobile5. 3D Beach Mini Golf by Digital Chocolate, Inc.
* For the period of January 1, 2005 to May 31, 2005
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