SAN FRANCISCO, CA, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LOS ANGELES, CA — From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, Capcom® Interactive, Inc. and Fox Mobile Entertainment today announced the release of “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?™ 2009,” the sequel to one of the top-selling mobile games of the past year. This follows the launch of the highly acclaimed and top-selling “Street Fighter™ II: The New Challengers” and “Mega Man™ III” mobile games.
Based on the hit primetime game show on FOX, “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? 2009” features all the charm, humor and deceptively difficult questions that made the television show a household name. In the game, players are asked a series of up to eleven questions ranging from subjects like U.S. history, math or social studies. Perform well and players can work their way to the $1 million question…choke and they’ll be forced to utter the unenviable phrase “I’m not smarter than a 5th grader.”
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? 2009” from the What’s Hot category in the Games shopping aisle of the Get It Now® or Media Center virtual store on their Verizon Wireless phones. “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? 2009” is available for $3.49 monthly subscription or $7.99 for unlimited use purchase on a number of popular phones from Verizon Wireless, including the Voyager™ by LG, LG Dare™, LG Chocolate™ 3, LG Decoy™ and Samsung Glyde™. Application purchase prices and subscription fees may vary; unless customers have unlimited data features, airtime or megabyte charges may also apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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.
About Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?™
Acclaimed comedian Jeff Foxworthy is at the head of the class as host of this hit game show from Mark Burnett Productions, which measures adults’ knowledge, or lack thereof – as revealed by how much they’ve forgotten since grammar school. Adult contestants find themselves revisiting their youth in a classroom setting, tackling subjects they’ve already been taught – from art to geography and math to social studies. When test questions derived from actual grade school curriculum prove to be too challenging, contestants are not alone; there is a way to “cheat” in this classroom. Adults can get some elementary help by “peeking” or “copying” off of or being “saved” by their 5th grade “classmates” to help them graduate toward the top prize of $1 million.
About Mark Burnett Productions
Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company for primetime television, cable and the internet, and has produced over 1,100 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries around the world. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as Survivor (CBS), The Apprentice (NBC), The Contender (ESPN), Rock Star (CBS), the Steven Spielberg co-production On The Lot (FOX), the smash hit Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (FOX), which is currently being produced in 51 countries, and the daytime syndicated hit, Martha. In the summers of 2007 and 2008, MBP entered the world of award shows, when Mark Burnett served as executive producer for the MTV Movie Awards. In October of 2007, MBP opened Mark Burnett Productions Asia; a joint venture with Genting International, to both create new content for and adapt established formats in the Asian market. Since 2001, MBP has garnered a total of 51 Emmy nominations with 5 wins, and has won 4 People’s Choice Awards. Mark Burnett has been named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine and TV Guide’s most valuable player and, in 2007, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
About Fox Mobile Entertainment
Fox Mobile Entertainment (FME) is a leading content provider for the mobile entertainment industry, including wireless carriers and handset manufacturers. FME provides mobile content from top FOX TV shows such as 24, Prison Break, and Family Guy, and from such recent films as Juno, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, and Ice Age: The Meltdown. An industry leader with strong domestic and international distribution, FME created American Idol's text-message voting system and the now-pervasive term Mobisodes® Series, defining short episodic programming designed for a mobile audience. Additionally, the Company runs video channels on all major U.S. carriers. Fox Mobile Entertainment, along with the Jamster/Jamba companies – a joint venture of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS - News, NWS.A - News) and VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN - News), headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Berlin, Germany – make up the industry’s largest vertically integrated mobile entertainment company.
About Capcom Interactive, Inc.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world-renowned franchises including Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man®, Breath of Fire®, Devil May Cry® and the Onimusha® series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at www.capcom.com.
Since its establishment in November of 2005, Capcom Interactive, Inc. has published several mobile games based on Capcom’s celebrated intellectual property, including 1942, Ghost n’ Goblins, Mega Man® and Resident Evil®: The Missions, to commercial and critical acclaim. For additional information on the company and its offerings, please visit www.capcommobile.com.
Capcom, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Breath of Fire, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is either a registered trademark or trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. “PlayStation,” “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other marks are the property of their respective holders. Game Code © 2007 CAPCOM. Produced under license from Fox Broadcasting Co. Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? and all related logos and slogans are trademarks of JMBP, Inc. © 2007-2008 JMBP, Inc. All Rights Reserved.