BEDMINSTER, NJ and LOS ANGELES, CA — Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. ("Square Enix U.S.A."), the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest and most reliable wireless service provider, today announced they will launch a range of wireless games on Verizon Wireless' Get It NowSM service. Best known for the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY video game series and marking its entry into the mobile gaming market in North America, Square Enix is committed to bringing new and exciting games to the growing mobile gaming audience. The first of its games, Brave Shot, is available starting today and other games will be announced at a later date.
Brave Shot is a full-color, vertical scrolling shooter game for Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service. The game will be available for download and purchase on select Get It Now-enabled Verizon Wireless phones. Reminiscent of the classic arcade shooters, Brave Shot allows the player to choose from two different types of cannons as well as a limited supply of smart bombs. Simple gameplay combined with great graphics and huge boss battles make this the ultimate pick-up-and-play experience.
Brave Shot is the first game developed by Square Enix that is released first in the U.S. Get It Now customers can purchase Brave Shot starting today for $1.99 monthly access or $4.99 for unlimited use purchase. Download charges for the Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. For more information on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow. Additional information on Brave Shot and Square Enix's mobile gaming content is available at http://www.square-enix-usa.com.
"Our relationship with Verizon Wireless and its Get It Now service in the U.S. allows us to reach out to wireless gamers and provide them with fresh, new content they have been craving," said Yoichi Wada, president of Square Enix Co., Ltd. "The mobile gaming market presents an enormous opportunity for growth and we are planning to launch several new titles for the Get It Now platform over the course of the next year."
About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.
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 36 million 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.
About Square Enix Co. Ltd. and Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) develops, publishes, and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 47 million units worldwide and DRAGON QUEST (DRAGON WARRIOR® in North America) which has sold over 31 million units worldwide under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
Square Enix U.S.A. Inc., located in Los Angeles, Calif., handles operations in North America including localization, marketing, and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix U.S.A. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix-usa.com.
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