London, UK - 9th September 2004 - Digital Bridges, a pioneer of mobile entertainment solutions, in association with TKO Software, Incorporated, today announced the launch of the mobile edition of GauntletTM, the renowned arcade game. GauntletTM has been developed in-house by TKO and will be distributed across Europe by Digital Bridges.
Midway's title GauntletTM is a medieval fantasy adventure game that has significant "retro" appeal, having begun life as a coin-operated arcade game in 1985. It is considered to be the first-ever top-down dungeon crawler. Since then, the hack-'n-slash Gauntlet TM series has been successful across console and GBA platforms, and is now launching on a wide selection of Java enabled mobile phones.
TKO's mobile version of the game is based on the Gauntlet Legends titles incorporating the four main characters - Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf - from the original arcade game, and features fast-paced action within expansive levels across extreme and varied environments.
Will Golby, TKO Managing Director, Wireless Games commented, "Arcade classics have been among the most popular genres in mobile gaming, and with Gauntlet we are bringing one of the most enjoyable game titles ever to the distribution partner which has done the most for mobile gaming in Europe."
Digital Bridges SVP Marketing Paul Maglione added: "The launch of GauntletTM adds a well-loved, classic title with proven gameplay appeal to the pipeline of premium branded mobile games we will launch this autumn."
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About Digital Bridges
Founded in 1998, Digital Bridges is a world leader in the creation and distribution of mobile entertainment solutions. An industry pioneer, Digital Bridges provides the best in mobile entertainment to a global distribution network of operators, portals, retailers, interactive TV channels and other e-commerce outlets, representing over 350 million subscribers worldwide. The company possesses a unique combination of mobile technology, development and publishing expertise, and works with many of the world's leading media and entertainment brands including Crash BandicootTM, RollerballTM, RobocopTM, The Pink PantherTM, PlatoonTM, The Fast and the FuriousTM, Weakest Link, Space Invaders®, EA SPORTSTM FIFA Football 2004 Mobile International Edition and EA SPORTSTM Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 2004. UNITY, the company's best-in-class technology platform, supports all current and future mobile standards, protocols, technologies and operating systems. Digital Bridges' investors include Apax Partners, Argo Global Capital and Openwave Systems Inc. Digital Bridges has its commercial and publishing headquarters in London, with technology & production divisions in Dunfermline, Scotland, as well as sales offices in Paris and New York.
For more information, please call +44 (0)20 7901 1760 or visit us at our corporate site www.digitalbridges.com , our games publishing site www.dbigames.com or our mobile games retail packs site www.dbiplay.com
About TKO Software
TKO Software, Inc. develops interactive entertainment software and services for any electronic device, anytime, anywhere. The company produces new technologies, IP and state-of-the-art games for PCs, consoles, and wireless & handheld devices. The company was established in Santa Cruz, CA in mid 2001 and employs over 150 staff across offices in Santa Cruz, CA, Dallas, Texas, and Dublin, Ireland. More information about TKO Software is available at www.tko-software.com.
TKO, TKO Software, TKO Value and the TKO Software logo are the trademarks of TKO Software, Inc. Any other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
About Midway Games
Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major video game platforms, including the PlayStation ®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox TM video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube TM and Game Boy ® Advance. Midway and the Midway logos are trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. Gauntlet ® 1984, 2004 Midway Games West Inc. All rights reserved.
Digital Bridges Contact:
+44 (0) 20 7901 1770
+44 (0) 778 756 1352
TKO Software Inc. Contact:
Michael L. Yatsko
TKO Software, Incorporated
+ 831 621 4771