Mobile TV and Web-to-Wireless Entertainment Applications
London - May 9, 2005 - IN-FUSIO, the international mobile games publisher and players community management provider, announced today that it will be showcasing an extensive line-up of more than 25 cutting edge videogames and applications for cell phones in the West Hall, booth 3001, at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2005, May 18-20 in Los Angeles. Representatives from IN-FUSIO will also be on-hand at Microsoft's booth (South Hall, booth 1246) to discuss mobile games, including Age of Empires® II: Mobile, Zoo TycoonTM 2 Mobile and Midtown Madness® 3 Mobile 3D version.
As a leader in one of the fastest growing segments of the videogames industry, IN-FUSIO will be unveiling mobile versions of some of the most popular console and PC titles. The mobile games publisher's E3 slate will also include 3D, real time strategy (RTS), multi-player, action, puzzle and casual games based on licenses from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Microsoft, Universal and Twentieth Century Fox. IN-FUSIO will also be showing mobile TV applications as well as its forthcoming Web-to-Wireless offering, Neopets, designed to connect mobile gamers to the existing persistent online community.
Some of IN-FUSIO's key mobile games and applications at E3 2005 will include:
Real-time Strategy and Simulator Games
Age of Empires® II: Mobile
The greatest real-time strategy PC game is now on mobile phones with Age of Empires II Mobile. Gamers are tasked with collecting different types of resources and building up their territory with facilities like farms, outposts and castles just like in the original game. Players can also manage particular units including ordering peasants to explore the map or put together a war party and go raiding. The game will feature four historical eras and hours of gameplay.
Zoo TycoonTM 2 Mobile
With Zoo Tycoon 2 Mobile, gamers can now take the challenge of creating the ultimate zoo wherever they go. Microsoft's blockbuster simulator PC franchise comes to mobile phones for the first time as gamers build, manage and maintain a zoo. Players have two different game modes to choose from and can earn bonus codes that can be used to unlock content in the PC version of the title.
Sports and Racing Games
Golden Tee® Advanced
The second IN-FUSIO title based on the immensely popular franchise, Golden Tee Advanced recreates all the fun of the most successful U.S. coin-operated arcade game with four entirely new courses. Golfers can hit the links on their own, playing from a 3D perspective, or pass the phone to up to three other friends for a multiplayer challenge. Gamers can pick their skill level and even play for all-out bragging rights by posting their scores on the network leader board.
Midtown Madness® 3 Mobile - 3D version
The "madcap, over-the-top racing and driving excitement" of Midtown Madness 3, the popular franchise for the PC and Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, is now on mobile phones. The three-dimensional view lets racers take to the roads, zooming past famous monuments while taking out whatever gets in their path as they make their way to the finish line. Players choose from three different game-play modes, taking on up to four AI drivers. Gamers can get behind the wheel with two types of career options or experience the all out "madness" of the Blitz and Checkpoint modes.
Web-to-Wireless and Mobile TV applications
The virtual online world of Neopets is coming to mobile phones this summer. The Web-to-Wireless entertainment application will connect mobile users to all of the exciting elements that make Neopets the "stickiest" website in the world. Players will be able to log-on from their handset and access exclusive new areas, pet species, characteristics, items, rewards as well as additional ways to earn Neopoints, the currency of Neopia.
CellToons offers animated streaming video and audio clips for cell phones. The mobile TV channel features one to three-minute animated shorts from academy award nominated artists as well as brilliant and emerging international animators, including Bruno Bozzetto, Mike Wellins, Blur Studios and the Vancouver Film School.
IN-FUSIO is a leading international mobile entertainment company, publishing games and applications for cell phones and delivering players' community management services.
IN-FUSIO applications are enjoyed and available through 130 operators and portals worldwide. IN-FUSIO's games portfolio includes licensed properties such as Microsoft's Midtown Madness® 3 Mobile and Zoo Tycoon® 2 Mobile, Comedy Central's South Park®, Twentieth Century Fox's I-Robot and Die Hard, Canal Studio Image's The TerminatorTM, Suzuki® Motocross Challenge, Tennis by Wilson®, Jeep® Off-road Jam, Etch-A-Sketch®, Golden TeeTM as well as original titles such as Shado Fighter and the IF Racing series.
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