Beat The Wargs With The Help Of Verizon Wireless Get JAMDAT Mobile's The Lord Of The Rings Games Now!
Lord of the Rings Fans Can Battle Orcs and Wargs, Answer Tolkien Trivia and View Film Faves With New Games and Entertainment by JAMDAT Mobile
December 13, 2002
BEDMINSTER, NJ, and LOS ANGELES, CA,
JAMDAT Mobile Inc. and Verizon Wireless announced today a trilogy of new games and entertainment applications based on New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings films. Available through Verizon Wireless Get It NowSM, JAMDAT Mobile's The Lord of the Rings titles gives users their very own Middle-earth experience on their wireless handset.
JAMDAT Mobile's The Lord of the Rings titles for Verizon Wireless are accessible now on http://www.verizonwireless.com/lotr.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Strategy Game
Players engage Gimli, Aragorn, Legolas and Theoden in battles with Orcs, Wargs and other adversaries. Players must strategically move the four characters while navigating terrain, estimating weapon range, and maintaining the health of the four characters.
- The Lord of the Rings - Trivia
The trivia game features multiple-choice questions from J.R.R. Tolkien's famous trilogy. Questions cover characters, objects, locations and more. The game gives audio confirmation for correct answers and vibration feedback for incorrect answers. Additionally, each player can view a personal scoreboard containing the number and percentage of correct answers achieved during game play.
- The Lord of the Rings - Image Viewer
With the Image Viewer, Verizon Wireless customers can download individual files containing movie images, maps, character bios and location descriptions from the "The Two Towers" and "The Fellowship of the Ring" movies. Users can store their favorite images and maps on their Verizon Wireless Get It Now handsets.
"We are very excited to extend our existing relationship with Verizon Wireless to deliver The Lord of The Rings games to wireless users nationwide," said Mitch Lasky, CEO of JAMDAT Mobile Inc. "Our games, image viewers and ring tones help extend New Line's phenomenal film franchise to the rapidly growing audience of next generation wireless phone consumers."
"With more than 31 million customers, we try to reach each through products that satisfy individual interests," said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "This latest The Lord of the Rings game installment demonstrates our dedication to bringing customers exclusives and the very best in timely, wireless entertainment with partners like JAMDAT Mobile."
With a Get It Now wireless phone from Verizon Wireless, consumers nationwide can download JAMDAT's entertainment applications over the air onto their phone. Airtime charges accrue during the selection and download process. Once downloaded, JAMDAT's The Lord of the Rings strategy game is $1.99 per month or $4.99 for unlimited use; The Lord of the Rings trivia is just $2.99 for unlimited use; and The Lord of the Rings Image Viewer costs $1.59 per month and just $3.99 for a one-year subscription.
Customers can access Get It Now, Mobile Web by VZW with MSNTM and Mobile MessengerSM on a variety of phones available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores throughout the country, at participating RadioShack locations, or online at http://www.VerizonWireless.com.
About JAMDAT Mobile Inc.
Los Angeles-based JAMDAT Mobile Inc. is a leading wireless entertainment company, providing applications and technologies to the global wireless industry. JAMDAT was founded in 2000 by interactive entertainment industry veterans who shared a vision: that the mobile phone would be the next major platform for high-quality entertainment. JAMDAT's primary investors include QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), Apax Partners, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW). More information about JAMDAT's products and full text of press releases can be found at http://www.jamdatmobile.com
About Get It NowSM
Get It Now service from Verizon Wireless expands a wireless phone into an entertainment device that can also increase personal productivity. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. Get Games and Get Fun keep customers entertained, while Get Going applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with Get Pix or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with Get Tones. A variety of license-pricing options from a free demonstration to single use to monthly subscriptions are available.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 31.5 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ - News) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD - News). Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.