London, UK - 8th December 2004: The dbigames publishing unit of Digital Bridges, a world leader in the creation and distribution of mobile entertainment solutions, today announced the launch of the mobile game edition of RollerballTM, a non-stop adrenaline packed sports thriller. Through their licensing agreement with MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (NYSE:MGM), the title is due to go live across leading European wireless network operators later this month.
RollerballTM is based on Norman Jewison's 1975 iconic sci-fi thriller about future sports. The storyline of the movie naturally transcends to the cutting-edge mobile gameplay that Distinctive Developments and Digital Bridges have faithfully created, including its powerful mix of futurism, sport and combat.
Survival is the name of the game in this high-octane sport where only the strongest make it through the season. Based on the cult movie, RollerballTM the game faithfully recreates the manic atmosphere of the film. Gamers can play a quick match or a full 30 game league season. They can play and manage their team while avoiding injuries or sending their boys to the gym to bulk up. Rollerball offers an exciting mix of contact sport, team dynamics and corporate mystery in a title that is destined to be a classic.
Key features of the RollerballTM game, include:
- Stunning graphics featuring realistic banked curves.
- Two game modes: In Quick Mode play against any of the 6 opposition teams. In League Mode play a full 30 minute season.
- During the game, control the skater nearest the ball and manage the team throughout the season.
RollerballTM is DB's latest MGM title release following hot on the heels of PlatoonT and RobocopT. DB also launched a raft of other exciting titles this quarter, including EA's FIFA Football 2005 Mobile International EditionT, 2 Fast 2 FuriousT, Colin McRae Rally 2005T and dbi 3-D Pool, with more titles to launch before Christmas.
Paul Maglione, Senior Vice President of Publishing and Marketing for Digital Bridges commented: "The game is packed with futurism, sport and combat that has a great fit with the mobile gameplay. Bringing yet another cult classic MGM title to the gaming and mobile platform for the first time is hugely exciting."
"Our commitment to mining the powerful MGM film library for mobile platforms is showcased by this new entry from Digital Bridges," Travis Rutherford, MGM SVP WW Consumer Products & Interactive said. "New media opportunities like this help us enhance the consumer experience to new and existing customers alike."
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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 400 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 BandicootT, RollerballTM, RobocopT, The Pink PantherT, PlatoonT, The Fast and the FuriousT, Weakest Link, Space Invaders®, EA SPORTST FIFA Football 2004 Mobile International Edition and EA SPORTST 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 MGM Interactive
MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM), manages business development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. MGM Interactive's upcoming games and recent releases include GoldenEye: Rogue Agent published by Electronic Arts from the James Bond game franchise, Rocky Legends from Ubisoft, the next game in the smash hit Rocky game franchise, and Stargate SG-1 from Perception PTY Ltd., based on the highly rated hit television series, as well as mobile phone games and downloads from a growing variety of MGM's films. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
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