November 16, 2007
NEW YORK: Gameloft®, a leading publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones, is announcing today the launch of 'Beowulf: The Official Mobile Game,' based on Academy Award®-winning director, Robert Zemeckis' new feature film "Beowulf" by Paramount Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment which is in theaters this Friday, November 16th.
Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a vision of the "Beowulf" saga that has never been told before. In a legendary time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf battles the demon Grendel and incurs the hellish wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother. Their epic clash forges the timeless legend of Beowulf. "Beowulf" stars Ray Winstone in the title role and Anthony Hopkins as the corrupt King Hrothgar, as well as John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman and Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother. Paramount Pictures, in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, Presents an ImageMovers Production of a Robert Zemeckis film, "Beowulf."
The new mobile game allows you to play as the legendary warrior Beowulf. Players have the ability to fight the most gigantic monsters ever seen on mobile and use the environment around them to easily destroy enemies. The game features 14 levels of exciting hack and slash environments and more than 15 incredible fight moves with various objects as weapons that can provoke massive damages to numerous enemies within a blink of an eye.
"We are proud to translate the exciting thrills of this famous epic to mobile handsets worldwide," explains Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice president of publishing, Gameloft. "The game not only stimulates players visually, but immerses them into the intense, action-packed world of Beowulf that is sure to intrigue and captivate players for hours."
"Gameloft captured the essence of the movie and extended the experience that can be played anywhere, anytime allowing consumers to engage in the movie in unique interactive ways," states Sandi Isaacs, senior vice president of interactive & mobile for Paramount Digital Entertainment.
Beowulf: The Official Mobile game is available now through most carriers worldwide.
Beowulf opens in theaters November 16th.
About Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group which includes Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nick Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Studios and Worldwide Television Distribution.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones. Founded in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew, or Symbian technology. The total number of mobile handsets with this technology is expected to exceed two billion units in 2008 (ARC GROUP).
As a result of agreements with telecom carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online store, Gameloft now boasts a distribution network covering 75 countries.
Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Milan, Madrid, New Delhi, Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. Gameloft is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)
For more information, visit www.gameloft.com .
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