Sprint and Namco Celebrate Launch of Scene It? Movie Edition Game For Mobile Phones With Free Demos And Prizes
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2007) - Following the launch of Scene It? Movie Edition for mobile phones, Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, and Sprint (NYSE: S), the industry leader in innovative wireless entertainment services, today announced the availability of free demos of Scene It?® Movie Edition, the first mobile game to integrate video into the game play in North America.
To celebrate the release of the demo, Sprint and Namco will give away five copies per day of Scene It? Deluxe Movie Edition DVD games created by Screenlife. The giveaway will run from February 15 through April 15, with prizes totaling nearly $15,000. Sprint and Nextel customers can enter the sweepstakes from their handsets' games home page on the Sprint wireless web or by texting the word "movie" to 26262 on their Sprint or Nextel wireless phone (standard text and data rates apply). Visit www.namcogames.com/sceneit for the official rules and an alternate method of entry.
Loaded with more than a thousand questions including movie clips, trivia questions and puzzlers, Scene It? Movie Edition lets players relive the greatest movie moments from some of Hollywood's hottest films with text, audio and video questions. Similar to the DVD game, the mobile version features trivia categories that include Invisibles®, Take 3, Rising Star and more.
"The use of video in game play is a first for the mobile games industry and maintains the fun, interactive nature of the Scene It? DVD games," said Scott Rubin, vice president of sales and marketing for Namco Networks. "By partnering with Sprint to offer consumers free demos of this mobile game, we see a great opportunity to increase consumer awareness of the innovation that is occurring in mobile games."
Sprint customers can download the free demo by visiting Namco's customized portal, "Scene It? Sweeps - Free Demo" found on the games home page on the Sprint wireless web or by texting the word "movie" to 26262 on their Sprint or Nextel wireless phone (standard text messaging and data rates apply). Scene It? Movie Edition is available on most Sprint and Nextel Vision and Power Vision phones.*
"Top game companies like Namco have shown great dedication to educating consumers by offering quality mobile game demos and the chance to win fun prizes," said Joe Ariganello, product manager of games for Sprint. "With video clips and access to new content, Scene It? Movie Edition gives consumers the opportunity to experience a cutting-edge mobile game."
Today, the game includes more than a thousand questions and the networked nature of the mobile phone gives players access to a growing collection of questions that are sent to the phone during play. Further utilizing the Sprint wireless network, Sprint Game Lobby users can earn a place on one of seven leader boards including highest score, total questions, longest streak and questions correctly answered.
For more information, including handset compatibility, visit www.NamcoGames.com/sceneit.Video available on video-capable phones
Scene It? ® Movie Edition ® 2007 Screenlife, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Scene It? ® is a trademark of Screenlife, LLC. ® 2007 Namco Networks America Inc.
About Namco Networks
Since 2002, Namco Networks America Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and a worldwide leader in the high-tech entertainment industry, has used cutting-edge technology to provide fun, quality entertainment to mobile consumers throughout the Americas. For more information about Namco mobile games, please visit: www.namcogames.com.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving 53.1 million customers at the end of 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
About Screenlife, LLC
Screenlife, LLC is a premier game company that's bringing a new dimension to the way the world has fun. Screenlife is the creator and world's leading manufacturer of DVD games, including Scene It?, the number-one selling DVD game worldwide. Screenlife games feature patented Optreve DVD Enhancement Technology and are available in nine languages, across 26 countries, and in more than 50,000 retail locations. A leader in entertainment licensing,
Screenlife has established thousands of partnerships with major Hollywood studios, sports leagues and recording labels, as well as actors, athletes and musicians. For more information about Scene It? and other Screenlife games, visit www.screenlifegames.com or call (866) DVD-GAME.