LOS ANGELES, 19th October 2005 - Gizmondo USA Inc. subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics Inc (other OTC, TGTL) today announced an action-packed games line-up for the North American launch, which kicks off from 22nd October 2005.
The fourteen-strong ensemble features the fantastic SSXTM 3 and EA SPORTSTM FIFA Soccer 2005 from Electronic Arts, SCI's fast-paced Richard Burns Rally, and fiendish arcade puzzler, Sticky Balls, from Gizmondo Studios.
Other top titles at launch include Trailblazer, Classic Compendium 1 and 2, Toy Golf, Point of Destruction, Gizmondo Motocross 2005, Interstellar Flames 2, Pocket Ping Pong 2005, Hockey Rage 2005, and the Fathammer Classics pack comprising of Super Drop Manic, Stunt Car Extreme, and Angel Fish.
These titles will be joined by a further seven big-hitters over the coming weeks. Games like Chicane, Hit & Myth, Conflict: Vietnam, and Carmageddon will be joining the rapidly expanding catalogue of software for the Gizmondo.
The world's first ever GPS-enabled handheld game, Colors, will also be launching before Christmas, showing off one of the distinctive features of the Gizmondo and paving the way for a string of totally new developments made possible by it's combined functionality; games, music, movies, messaging, digital camera, and GPS.
Gaming titles will be priced between $19.99 and $39.99, and are supplied on SD card. For more information on these and other games in development, visit the Gizmondo website at www.gizmondo.com.
Mike Carrender, CEO, Tiger Telematics, says: "This line-up has something for everyone. We're thrilled to be introducing the first to titles under the co-publishing partnership with EA to the US audience, and development is continuing at pace with titles from our other publishing partners, SCi, Microsoft Games Studios, and Disney Buena Vista." He continued, "There is a great deal more in store. We will soon be launching the first ever handheld games using GPS, Augmented Reality, and Gyroscopic Camera Technology. This is truly impressive software, and it's totally unique to Gizmondo."
Gizmondo is powered by Microsoft Windows CE advanced real-time operating system, boasting a 2.8-inch TFT colour screen with a Samsung ARM9 400Mhz processor and incorporates the GoForce 3D 4500 NVIDIA graphics accelerator. It provides cutting-edge gaming, multimedia messaging, an MP3 music player, Mpeg4 movie playing capability, a digital camera and a GPRS network link to allow wide-area network gaming. Additionally, it contains a GPS chip for location-based services, is equipped with Bluetooth for use in multi-player gaming and accepts SD and MMC card accessories.
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About Tiger Telematics and Gizmondo
Gizmondo USA Inc and Gizmondo Europe Ltd. are owned subsidiaries of Tiger Telematics Inc (TGTL) and is the maker of Gizmondo, a next-generation mobile entertainment device. Launched in the UK in 2005, the gaming device includes built-in music, video, messaging and picture functions and GPS.
Tiger Telematics is a designer, developer and marketer of mobile telematics systems and services that combine global GPS functions and voice recognition technology to locate and track vehicles and people down to street level in countries throughout the world. The systems are designed to operate on GPS and are currently being marketed to GSM current and potential subscribers, primarily by the company's United Kingdom based subsidiaries.
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