PARIS– March 13, 2007– Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced the launch of The Spiderwick Chronicles™ for mobile phones, based on the theatrical release of the same name by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. The Spiderwick Chronicles is now available on carriers throughout Europe and North America.
The Spiderwick Chronicles game for mobile recreates the fantastical world of the Spiderwick film and popular book series giving players a chance to experience adventure and exploration in the Spiderwick universe. Like the movie, the mobile game follows the adventures of Jared, Simon, Mallory and the mysterious book that offers these siblings entrance into the unseen universe of faeries, goblins, pixies, elves, ogres and other extraordinary creatures who have lived among people for centuries but are invisible to the human eye.
“We’re excited to bring The Spiderwick Chronicles to mobile phones timed with the movie release and we are sure that fans of the movie and books will be even more thrilled to get their hands on this much anticipated title,” said Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile.“Those who enjoyed the books and anyone looking for an exciting journey will love to explore what’s waiting for them in the enchanted world of the Spiderwick universe.”
“The Spiderwick Chronicles is a film that beautifully captures fantasy and intrigue and leaves audiences wanting more,” said Sandi Isaacs, senior vice president of Interactive&Mobile at Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment.“We are excited to be able to provide an opportunity for audiences to relive the experience through their mobile phones.”
With unique gameplay features, players can control up to five different characters, each with special abilities, and use them to solve challenging puzzles and riddles. The Spiderwick Chronicles is also available on major consoles from Sierra Entertainment.
About Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile ( http://www.vgmobile.com), a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality titles for the mobile games market. The division runs a global business, with its headquarters, operations and an internal development team in Paris, a US-based team in Los Angeles and its Centerscore studio in San Mateo, California. The company publishes games based on original IP, popular entertainment licenses and classic Sierra Entertainment IP, which are distributed by more than 90 operators and dozens of Web portals in 60 countries around the world.
About Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment
Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and DreamWorks Studios. PPC operations also include Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
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