Paris - August 10th, 2005 - WonderPhone today announced that it will distribute five new mobile titles from Vivendi Universal Games in 2005, which extends an existing distribution agreement between the two companies. WonderPhone currently distributes VU Games' products for the mobile platform in Europe, South & Central America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Kuwait, Bahrain and Fiji.
The initial distribution agreement between WonderPhone and Vivendi Universal Games was signed in 2004 and included four mobile titles, Crash Twinsanity, Crash Nitro Kart, Spyro: Ripto's Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude. Given the commercial success of these games, WonderPhone will distribute five additional mobile titles from VU Games, including two franchises that are new to the mobile platform. WonderPhone and VU Games today announced the first two titles scheduled for release this month.
SWAT® Force - a tactical squad game based on the SWAT franchise.
With over 2m units of the PC game sold, SWAT is one of the most successful tactical based shooter games ever. SWAT 4 for the PC recently released to critical acclaim. The mobile version of the game, which is all new to the mobile platform, demands the same degree of tactical finesse and features 7 authentic crisis situations.
Vivendi Universal Games is the exclusive owner of the SWAT license for the mobile platform.
SWAT, or Special Weapons and Tactics, is a rapid intervention police force that handles the most delicate crises such as hostage and terrorist situations. Established in the early 1970's in Los Angeles, SWAT has become a reference world wide for effective crisis situation management.
Larry'sTM Sexy Pinball - a wild pinball game based on the Leisure Suit Larry franchise.
Larry's Sexy Pinball is the sequel to Leisure Suit LarryTM: Magna Cum Laude, the mobile game phenomenon released last by WonderPhone... This time Larry will be trying to seduce beautiful women on a wild pinball table designed by Larry himself. Authentic pinball action and Larry's unique humour are present in this classic arcade game that will be sure to please Larry fans.
Leisure Suit Larry is one of Vivendi Universal Game's most well known game characters. Created by Al Lowe, Leisure Suit Larry's 'loser' humour struck a chord with gamers for over 2 decades. Larry has featured in 8 games released by Vivendi Universal Games.
The current mobile games portfolio of Vivendi Universal Games / WonderPhone is today live across 70 operators in 40 countries.
The first Vivendi Universal Game licence released in the context of the alliance was Crash Nitro KartTM in May 2004. This outstanding racing game has already achieved sales of over 750,000 downloads and top charting positions in seven territories. SpyroTM: Ripto Quest, an innovative adventure game, was released in September 2004.
Following Spyro, Leisure Suit LarryTM: Magna Cum Laude was released in November. Combining an innovative mix of rhythm based gameplay and sassy mini-games Larry went on to encounter record sales performances in several territories including being a historic best seller in the Nordic region and a number 1 chart topper in Spain and Germany.
Finally, CrashTM Twinsanity was released in November 2004 simultaneously with the Vivendi game of the same name. This first in genre platform game was chosen by Vodafone Global to be one of its 'hero games' for the end of 2004, and a specific 3D version of the game was developed to accompany the operator's commercial 3G launch. Crash Twinsanity went on to become a best selling game in many territories, even setting a historic download record for a month in France.
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Headquartered in Paris, Wonderphone is a leading provider of video and interactive entertainment for mobile phones. The video division of Wonderphone is the leading European provider of video bouquets for mobiles and has secured the exclusive rights for more than one million branded, original and alternative mobile-specific video clips. Wonderphone today runs 25 video channels and provides an end-to-end solution for publishing video for mobile. Wonderphone operates the video portals of several major European operators. The games division of Wonderphone distributes a portfolio of java blockbusters games. WonderPhone has signed an exclusive international master distribution deal with Vivendi Universal Games for mobile gaming.
WonderPhone has an extensive distribution network in place with major operators and Internet Download Service Providers including: Vodafone Global (33 countries), Telefonica, SFR, 3, T-Mobile International (5 countries), Orange Group (5 countries), O2, Amena, Optimus, Jamba!, Inpoc/Aspiro, MediaPlazza,Arvato, Overloaded, Sunset Wireless, ....
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Vivendi Universal Games is a global leader in multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive products across all major platforms including PCs, video game consoles and the Internet. Vivendi Universal Games' portfolio of development studios and publishing labels includes Black Label Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Coktel, Fox Interactive, Knowledge Adventure and Sierra Entertainment. Additionally, Vivendi Universal Games co-publishes and/or distributes titles for a number of strategic partners, including Interplay, inXile entertainment, Majesco and Mythic Entertainment, among others. "Crash Nitro Kart" interactive game ® 2004 Vivendi Universal Games. Crash Bandicoot and related characters are ® and ® of Vivendi Universal Games. All Rights Reserved.
Take tactical control of a 2-man SWAT squad and lead them through 7 authentic crisis situations!
SWAT, or Special Weapons and Tactics, is Los Angeles' elite rapid intervention police force. It is specially trained and equipped to deal with the most dangerous urban crisis situations: hostage situations, robberies, bomb threats...
SWAT Force puts you in the shoes of a SWAT squad leader: choose the equipment and tactics for both your sharp shooter and your explosives expert. Use each one at the appropriate moment and defuse the traps that lie in your way. Remember that your ultimate goal is to protect life and not necessarily to shoot to kill!
o 7 missions based on real-life urban crisis situations allowing for large variety of gameplay
o 2-man squad: sharp shooter & explosives expert. Take control of either at any time
o Selection of authentic SWAT weapons including flash grenades, pistols, rifle with silencer...
o Mission briefings describing each mission's objectives and challenges
o Subdue criminals with the 'Get Down!' command and handcuff them
o Series of checkpoints through each mission - return to last checkpoint in the event of mission failure
o Various mission objectives: number of hostages freed, number of weapons collected, number of criminals arrested, etc.
o Multiple traps laid by the enemy: booby trapped doors, surveillance cameras, mines...
o Unique visual interface indicating the degree to which enemies are aware of SWAT presence
Larry'sTM Sexy Pinball
Wild, sexy and authentic pinball action with Leisure Suit Larry!
Only Larry could have imagined a full-blown sexy pinball table with condom and spermato ramps! Help Leisure Suit Larry in his eternal quest to seduce (and undress) beautiful women by keeping the ball alive.
Big scores means that Larry scores too as his conquests perform strip teases based on Larry's table performance. The higher the score the more torrid the strip tease!
So, keep your eye on the ball (and not too much on the bumpers) and help Leisure Suit Larry get off first base at last!
o 4 girls to undress using your pinball prowess! Each with their own unique strip tease sequence...
o A sexy suite of hilarious pinball features: 'boob' bumpers, Beautiful Buttocks bonuses, condom ball launcher...
o Real pinball physics and action
o Authentic scoring system with multipliers, lit targets to show what needs to be hit, bonus hole, extra ball, etc.
o Sassy sound effects when you make a great shot!
o Highscore save feature to keep your best games
o Single and multi-player (same handset) so you can share the pleasure!
Current Mobile Games Portfolio
Crash Nitro Kart
Speed your way through 12 circuits as one of the leading characters in the Crash saga. Race and battle against your opponents and turn them to dust with devastating weapons!
Spyro: Ripto Quest
Help Spyro find the pieces of the machine that protects him from Ripto. Time is of the essence as Ripto has already begun sending his troops to conquer Spyro's world!
Play the craziest and funniest Crash Bandicoot® adventure ever. In a strange twist, Crash reluctantly pairs up with his arch-enemy, Dr. Neo Cortex, to save his island paradise from the evil twins!
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna cum Laude
Help Larry succeed in seducing sexy women in a series of sassy mini-games that will lead him to the ever elusive goal of actually scoring with one of them!