North Bergen, N.J. - February 22, 2010 - SkyZone Entertainment, Inc., a leading provider of premium mobile games, content, and services with strong deployment capabilities, today announced its top mobile titles releasing in 2010, including Hole In The Wall, The Three Stooges®: Knuckleheads and Jump the Shark. Additionally, the company is publishing titles that were brought to North America through the company's innovative Asian Gateway Program, which allows SkyZone to offer mobile customers innovative game products from South Korea and other parts of Asia. The lineup of Asian Gateway titles is filled with incredibly popular RPGs that feature deep storylines, epic battles and rich graphics. Available for download on most major US carriers throughout the year, these are a just sampling of the quality licensed, original IP and Asian Gateway properties the company plans to release. SkyZone will be announcing more games -- including a couple of titles for Nintendo DSiWare™ -- later in the year.
"SkyZone has always had a strong stable of made for mobile titles for both casual and enthusiast gamers," said Key N. Sar, Chief Marketing Officer and Business Development, SkyZone Entertainment. "This year's lineup continues that trend as it features high-quality games across most mobile platforms. Once again, my producers have gone above and beyond by creating an impressive array of original IPs that will appeal to all types of gamers."
Spit! (Q2 2010)
Think fast, throw fast and play fast in Spit, the card game that revolves around quick thinking and even quicker reflexes. The classic game of Spit is now in the palm of your hands and begging for play! Quickly shed your share of cards and be the first to yell spit -- remember you do not have to be better than your opponent just faster. Ready, Set, Spit!
The Three Stooges®: Knuckleheads (Q2 2010): Licensed from C3 Entertainment
Step into Larry, Moe, and Curly's crazy world of antics and stunts! Featuring hilarious artwork, characters and cut scenes, players can relive the insanity of the stooges by playing dozens of zany mini-games. Each mini-game revolves around a humorous situation taken directly from the classic films. With three challenging game modes featuring simple controls and two unlockable modes, the game design gives players just the right amount of mayhem, so quit goofing off and go play!
Hole in The Wall™ (Q3 2010): Licensed from FremantleMedia Enterprises
Hole In The Wall is a U.S. version of the unique hit Japanese television game show. Contestants join the fun, frantic action by becoming pawns in a human game of posing, quickly maneuvering their bodies to fit through strangely shaped holes in a moving wall. But look out - if players fail to match the hole in the wall, they plunge into the cold water below. Hole in the Wall is not meant to be fair - it's just meant to be fun!
Jump the Shark (Q4 2010)
How do you bring a bad show back to prime time? With an astronaut, a jet pack, a shark and a ring of fire, of course! In Jump the Shark, players aim to raise the ratings of poor TV shows and make them fun to watch again. As a producer at ProbablyWood Studios, they have access to all sorts of props that they must use to create scenes "worthy" of prime time television. Each time they are successful they will earn points and money. Then, as they play through the scene, theywill unlock even more props to create even more wacky scenes. The Fonz lives again!
Asian Gateway Titles:
Hero Tactics (Q2 2010)
Hero Tactics is a unique RPG in which players use a vast arsenal and strategic combat to overcome the King of the Underworld who has regained his evil powers after being suppressed by humans for centuries. Featuring an isometric view, this RPG puts players into a world of fantasy and legend filled with rich characters, terrifying beasts and surprising traps. They battle evil with a team of specialized warriors and mystical creatures, and design a custom army from a wide range of fighters to unleash the fury of the beasts and save the world!
Chronicles of Tribecca (Q3 2010)
In this engaging role-playing game, players work to end an evil necromancer's quest for power after the unity between him, a wizard and a warrior is broken. By exploring vast territories and taking on the role of three different classes of people armed with diverse weapons, players must defeat the necromancer. Watch out, however, this adventure of a lifetime is filled with mind-bending plot twists!
Legend of Itarus (Q3 2010)
Heroism, betrayal, jealousy, love and action - all on your mobile phone! In Legend of Itarus, players step into an RPG with a powerful storyline, deep characters and a battle at every turn. The story follows the epic tale of a young hero on a mission to restore the glory of his beloved kingdom. On the eve of a great war, the hero is finally given the chance to prove himself as a fearless young warrior. Armed with weapons ranging from spears to magically-enhanced blades, players search the vibrant land on secret quests as they take on monsters, soldiers, and other evil fiends in a quest that will keep players absorbed for a long time.
Fantasy Knights (Q4 2010)
In Fantasy Knights, players enter a world of conspiracy and betrayal that have befallen a once majestic kingdom. With the option tochoose two characters - each with different quests - they travel the lands to uncover the mysteries of the kingdom and smooth the ripples of deception. Filled with vivid graphics and spanning many lands, the title offers players hours of immersive gameplay.
Riot: The Legend of the Holy Stone (Q4 2010)
Utilizing a unique engine featuring 2D and 3D graphics that can change and manipulate perspective, this RPG features large scale combat that has never before been seen on a mobile platform. Players take on the role of a small militia on a mission to take Midgard back from the evil Odin. In their quest, they will use forged weapons as they engage in small and large-scale combat - from one-on-one to one-on-one-hundred battles. Additionally, the ability to team up with eight A.I. characters gives players the strength they need to defeat the evil Odin!
Chronicles of Chroisen (Q4 2010)
Featuring an epic storyline full of plot twists and intrigue, the game brings to life the unique card battle system of Chroisen combined with unique RPG mechanics that allow for quick and decisive battles. While traversing the lands as a warrior of light, players will explore vast dungeons and terrains as they take on the role of a warrior on a mission to end the turmoil in the kingdom that occurred following the king's assassination. With its easily-learned combat system, RPG fans both new and experienced will find plenty to love in Chronicles of Chroisen.
Additional Releases in SkyZone's 2010 Lineup Include:
• Cubed (Q3 2010): In Cubed, players utilize simple gameplay mechanics to navigate through more than 50 tantalizing puzzles and mysterious mazes.
• Let's Recycle (Q3 2010): It's time to clean up the city and take out the trash in this addictive puzzle game.
• Beyond the Ocean (Q3 2010): Become the richest merchant on the high seas in this naval simulation featuring more than 40 exotic ports.
• Zombie Island (Q3 2010): Survive through 28 days of zombie-invading action and horror featuring nine different weaponry systems.
• Bee My Honey (Q3 2010): Protect the bees and their hive against evil insects in this quirky SIM title.
• CubeTrix 2 (Q3 2010): This unique game allows players to solve puzzles by aligning blocks of the same color into a single line.
• Gunmetal Battleship (Q3 2010): Protect civilian ships from marauding pirates in this arcade-style action game.
• Heroes Online (Q4 2010): Defeat the evil lord of the underworld and bring peace to the world in this mobile MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game where over 100,000 people play in Japan and Korea daily!
• Rotate-the-Words (Q4 2010): Engage the wordsmith inside with this fast-paced word puzzle game that's easy to learn and fun to play.
• Legendary Weapon (Q4 2010): Jump into an immersive storyline and action-packed puzzle gameplay requiring multiple strategies in order to beat a mythic serpent.
About SkyZone Entertainment, Inc.
SkyZone Entertainment, Inc. creates and delivers exciting "Made for Mobile" content that meets emerging consumer demand for gaming over multiple mobile phone networks and home entertainment devices. Through a network of investors and partners such as VSST, CVE and SK Group, SkyZone draws on an advanced Korean legacy of network interoperability and publishing innovation to offer cutting-edge games and brand name applications featuring 3D graphics, networked multiplayer environments and trans-medial access to telecommunications carriers and mobile gamers around the world. For more information, visit www.skyzonemobile.com.
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