HURST, TX – May 19 2008 – Handango, the world's leading provider of smartphone content, and Capcom® Interactive, Inc.,a top developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment, today announced a partnership to distribute top gaming titles to North American smartphone users. Capcom’s top franchises include Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?™, Street Fighter® and Mega Man® among many others. The first titles to launch on Handango will be from the Who Wants to be a Millionaire franchise. This partnership marks Handango’s continued goal of bringing high-profile, branded games and other popular consumer applications to its customers.
“At a time when smartphone sales are exploding and more and more users are downloading mobile games than ever before, Capcom’s blockbuster titles offer our customers access to some of pop culture’s top brands,” said Bill Stone, CEO of Handango. “A key part of our growth strategy is to expand our offering to include more leading-edge content for our customers. Capcom is a market leader in games for consumers of all ages and we are pleased to make their titles available through Handango.”
“As more and more mainstream consumers enter the smartphone marketplace and look for compelling games and personalization for their devices, a partnership with Handango ensures Capcom’s franchises reach the widest number of customers possible.” Midori Yuasa, President, Capcom Interactive, Inc.
Capcom’s mobile games will be available on Handango’s online storefront and through its on-device client and available for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile platforms.
Handango is the leading provider of smartphone content globally. Leveraging its network of more than 16,000 content partners and its vast distribution network, Handango seamlessly delivers the smartphone marketplace to millions of consumers on the Web and from the device. Handango's market-leading content delivery platform, Handango AMPP, is the platform of choice for numerous mobile industry leaders including Microsoft, HP, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, AT&T and AOL. By delivering intuitive and compelling consumer experiences, Handango has become the trusted source for millions of smartphone users around the world. For more information, visit http://corp.handango.com.
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 and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at www.capcom.com <http://www.capcom.com/> .
Since its inception in November of 2005 Capcom Interactive, Inc. has published several 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 <http://www.capcommobile.com/> .
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Capcom, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective holders.