« SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES A DIVERSE LINEUP OF GAMES | Main | Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel »

The Simpsons for your cell phone?! The Sims for your iPod?!

EA SENDS MOBILE GAMERS TO SPRINGFIELD IN
>
> "THE SIMPSONS: MINUTES TO MELTDOWN"
>
>
>
> Homer Simpson stars in an all-new,
>
> thrilling adventure, exclusively on mobile phones
>
>
>
>
>
> LOS ANGELES, Calif., - July 19, 2007 -Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:
> ERTS) today announced The Simpsons(tm): Minutes to Meltdown, an original
> game developed exclusively for mobile phones starring the world's
> favorite animated family. Created in conjunction with Fox Mobile
> Entertainment and Gracie Films, Minutes to Meltdown takes mobile gamers
> on a fast-paced, action-packed adventure through Springfield. The game,
> which features Homer and a colorful cast of Springfieldians, can now be
> downloaded directly from major wireless carriers in North America and
> Europe and on the web via Jamster (www.jamster.com).
>
>
>
> "We are thrilled to put Homer, Bart, Apu and the rest of The Simpsons
> gang into this mobile game," said Travis Boatman, VP worldwide studios
> at EA Mobile. "With vibrant graphics, dynamic animations, interactions
> with favorite Simpsons' characters, and 'laugh-out-loud' sound effects,
> Minutes to Meltdown delivers the unique flavor and humor of the
> television show."
>
>
>
> "Just as we did with The Simpsons movie, we waited until we had the
> right product for fans before creating a mobile game," said Denise
> Sirkot, executive vice president of Gracie Films. "The fantastic thing
> about The Simpsons: Minutes to Meltdown is that, in addition to
> capturing the energy and humor of the series, you can play it anywhere,
> anytime."
>
>
>
> In Minutes to Meltdown, gamers guide Homer as he races against the clock
> and rushes through Springfield in order to stop a meltdown at the
> Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Players start in the Simpsons' home
> then progress through fun, mobile-friendly missions in their quest.
> Along the way, players will interact with Bart, Mr. Burns, Apu and more
> of their favorite Springfieldians.
>
>
>
> "The Simpsons are an internationally favorite family with the TV show
> airing in over 50 countries," said Mitch Feinman, SVP, Fox Mobile
> Entertainment. "Fans of The Simpsons and gamers alike are going to love
> Minutes to Meltdown. It's easy-to-use but hard-to-master and provides
> you a chance to experience life in Springfield."
>
>
>
> For more information about games from EA Mobile, or to learn more about
> Minutes to Meltdown, please visit www.eamobile.com
> .
>
>
>
> ###
>
>
>
> About Electronic Arts
>
> Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
> the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded
> in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
> software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular
> handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
> four brand names: EA SPORTS(tm), EA(tm), EA SPORTS BIG(tm) and POGO(tm).
> In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles
> that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game
> site is www.ea.com . More information about EA's
> products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at
> http://info.ea.com .
>
>
>
> About The Simpsons(tm)
>
> Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie take traditional comedy and family
> life and turn them upside down in FOX's critically acclaimed series, THE
> SIMPSONS. Exploding into a cultural phenomenon in 1990, THE SIMPSONS
> remains one of the most visible and marketable properties both
> domestically and internationally. This Emmy Award(r)-winning series is
> now in the history books as the longest-running sitcom currently on
> television and the longest-running animated show in television history.
> THE SIMPSONS is currently airing its 18th Season and in production on
> their 19th season.
>
> THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th
> Century Fox Television.
>
> Fox Mobile Entertainment
>
> Fox Mobile Entertainment is a leading provider of mobile content for
> wireless carriers and consumers. An industry pioneer, Fox Mobile
> Entertainment created American Idol's text message voting system and the
> Mobisode(tm), the now pervasive term for short episodes of programming
> designed exclusively for mobile phones. The company has since launched
> four Mobisode series; "24:Conspiracy" can be seen in 25 countries and
> has been translated into six languages. Fox Mobile Entertainment is a
> division of Jamba which is a joint venture between News Corporation
> (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A) and VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ, VRSN) and headquartered
> in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Berlin, Germany.
>
>
>
> EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or registered
> trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
> The Simpsons TM & (c)2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All
> Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their
> respective owners.
>
>
>
> # # #
>
>
>
>
>
> EA on a Roll with The Sims Bowling Game For iPod
>
>
>
> Launch Marks the First Time that EA's Best-Selling The Sims Franchise is
> Available for the iPod
>
>
>
> LOS ANGELES, Calif., - July 19, 2007 - Throw on your favorite bowling
> shirt and put in your ear buds - The Sims(tm) Bowling is now available
> for the iPod(r). Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced
> the availability of The Sims Bowling, an entirely new game developed
> specifically for the iPod. The Sims Bowling is the sixth iPod game
> created by EA Mobile(tm) and marks the first time that The Sims has been
> available on the iPod.
>
>
>
> "iPod is an extremely rewarding platform on which to develop games that
> are beautiful and fun to play," said Travis Boatman, vice president of
> worldwide studios for EA Mobile. "The Sims Bowling is a game that
> captures the lifestyle-oriented nature of The Sims, while delivering a
> meticulously crafted bowling game for the iPod."
>
>
>
> Strikes and spares aren't the only objective in The Sims Bowling - your
> Sim's greatest hope is to become the beloved star of his local bowling
> alley and your performance on the lane determines whether that
> aspiration is fulfilled. Your Sim also earns valuable Simoleons that
> can be used to purchase skill-enhancing products such as a new ball,
> glove, wax and more. From shirt to shoe, you customize your Sim in true
> Sims style.
>
>
>
> Additionally, you can choose to compete in one of many game modes,
> including Classic, Strike-O-Thon and Spare-O-Thon games. As with all EA
> Mobile games, The Sims Bowling is designed to be easy to
> pick-up-and-play, but challenging to master. After honing your skills
> in practice mode, you can play against friends with the Pass 'n Play
> feature as well. iPod gamers can simultaneously listen to their
> favorite tunes from their own playlist or choose to listen to the game's
> soundtrack.
>
>
>
> The Sims Bowling joins EA(tm) Sudoku, Royal Solitaire, Tetris(r), EA(tm)
> Mini Golf, and EA(tm) Mahjong, making EA the most prolific publisher of
> games for the fifth generation iPod. All of EA's games for the iPod
> retail for $4.99 each and can be purchased and downloaded from the
> iTunes(r) Store (www.itunes.com).

> About The Sims(tm)
> The Sims franchise celebrated its seventh anniversary in February. The
> game skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to
> stores in February 2000 and quickly become a universal gaming and
> cultural phenomenon. The Sims PC based product and expansion packs were
> the best selling PC games of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Translated into
> 22 different languages, The Sims has inspired seven top selling
> expansion packs. They include: The Sims Livin' Large, The Sims House
> Party, The Sims Hot Date, The Sims Vacation, The Sims Unleashed, The
> Sims Superstar and The Sims Makin' Magic. The Sims 2 shipped in
> September 2004 with sales already topping 13M units worldwide, it was
> the best selling PC game of 2004. The Sims 2 University shipped in March
> 2005, The Sims 2 Nightlife shipped in September 2005, The Sims 2 Open
> for Business shipped in February 2006, The Sims2 Pets shipped in October
> 2006 and The Sims(tm) 2 Seasons shipped in February 2007. Combined sales
> for the franchise are approximately 90M units life-to-date. For more
> information on The Sims 2, visit http://www.thesims2.com
> and for more information on The Sims
> franchise titles, visit http://www.thesims.com
>
>
>
>
> About Electronic Arts
>
> Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
> the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded
> in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
> software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular
> handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
> four brand names: EA SPORTS(tm), EA(tm), EA SPORTS BIG(tm) and POGO(tm).
> In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles
> that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game
> site is www.ea.com .
> EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, EA MOBILE, POGO and The Sims are
> trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S.
> and/or other countries. iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks of
> Apple Computer, Inc.


Posted using Meow

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Your Ad Here
Your Ad Here