FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Featuring legendary players from both current and historic Manchester United sides
Launching exclusively on Vodafone live! in the UK
(London, March 9th 2005) - Player One Limited, leading publisher of mobile phone games, has signed an exclusive agreement with leading Premiership side, Manchester United to publish "Manchester United's 6-a-side Soccer".
Fully supported and endorsed by the World's biggest football club, "Manchester United's 6-a-side Soccer" will be the definitive 6-a-side football game combining the excitement of arcade game play with classic football action.
In "Manchester United's 6-a-side Soccer", players can select from an all star squad of current and historic Manchester United icons to compete in "superhero" style 6-a-side games. Each player will feature their own key attributes and special abilities which can be used to maximum effect to outwit opponents
Players can put their differences aside in "Friendly" matches against other superstar teams or form their dream team to compete for glory in the ultimate "World Challenge". If players are victorious, points are awarded which can be accrued to unlock legendary Manchester United players, making their dream squad unbeatable!
Mike Dunphy, Manager of Mobile Services for Manchester United commented, 'Manchester United's 6-a-side Soccer' is an innovative take on mobile football games. More playable with 6 players instead of 11 and with added challenges akin to platform games. It also captures the essence of Manchester United's rich heritage of legendary players. It's a great game for football fans and mobile gaming fans who wouldn't usually download a football game. Plus, for Manchester United fans, it's another way to live the Manchester United experience at the tips of your fingers!'
Player One has continued to pursue a highly successful strategy of forging key relationships with the strongest brands in sport, rapidly expanding their library and delivering high quality sports branded content. Recent successes have included the critically acclaimed "Steve Davis Snooker", "Pat Cash Pro Tennis" and "Michael Vaughan's International Cricket".
Pete Russell, Managing Director for Player One, commented, 'Manchester United is the ultimate football team license. This exciting addition to our range re-enforces our strategy to work with the strongest sports licenses and maintains Player One's commitment to creating gold standard mobile games. We are all very excited about the impact this game will have around the world.'
"Manchester United's 6-a-side Soccer" will be exclusively available to Vodafone live! customers in March 2005. The game is expected to become available on other networks from early Summer 2005.
About Player One Limited.
Player One is a leading mobile content provider and publisher, leveraging World renowned sports and entertainment IP. Formed in 1999, the company has grown its stable of properties across a range of applications. For the console market, Player One took Mat Hoffman into the marketplace via Activision and took Manchester United 's licensed rights into interactive games through the Codemasters Club Football franchise. Following on from the success of "Steve Davis Snooker" and 'Michael Vaughan's International Cricket', 'Manchester United's 6-a-side Soccer' is one of a number of high profile IP's that Player One will exclusively establish within the mobile entertainment arena over the coming months.
About MU Mobile
This game is one of many products in the MUmobile portfolio.
Mumobile, is a joint business between Manchester United and Vodafone, it is the official Manchester United mobile service and product portfolio which provides text alerts, realtones, wallpapers, mobile games, video highlights and more to Manchester United fans across the global both on and off the Vodafone network
For More on MUmobile go to www.mumobile.co.uk.
If you would like to review 'Manchester United's 6-a-side Soccer' or for more information on Player One, please contact Clare Turner on 0207 5917747 or firstname.lastname@example.org