Vivendi Games Mobile and Nokia Announce Agreement to Offer Line-up of Mobile Games to Nokia Customers Via Download!
Tuesday, 8th January 2008 at 11:24 am
PARIS– January 8, 2007–Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced an agreement with Nokia to bring a diverse line-up of award-winning mobile games to hundreds of thousands of Nokia handsets via Download! and Nokia Catalogues. The agreement is a further step forward in Vivendi Games Mobile’s partnership with Nokia following the announcement earlier this year of an agreement to offer mobile games via Nokia’s N-Gage program.
Download! will allow Vivendi Games Mobile to reach end-users of Nokia handsets in a personal and direct manner; via a client-based mobile shop constantly refreshed over the air with the latest hit titles. It will now be easier than ever for customers to download titles from popular franchises including Crash®, Leisure Suit Larry®, and Spyro TM and enjoy a steady stream of new and exciting games and related content like wallpapers and ring tones.
“The challenge in the mobile games value chain is not only to make great games and attract customers, but also in the effective merchandising of games and the ease with which consumers can find, purchase, and download games,” said Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile.“Nokia has met this challenge by providing visibility and easy access to great content via Download!. The end result is a new and promising distribution channel that creates further‘impulse buy’ opportunities for our titles and also allows customers to enjoy the best mobile games on demand.”
Vivendi Games Mobile’s branded Catalogues recently launched in local-language versions in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine and the U.S. Catalogues in 25 other countries will be available soon. Vivendi Games Mobile’s Catalogue offers 12 games, subdivided into four browseable categories (New Releases, Top Sellers, Action/Adventure and Casual/Puzzle). Featured titles include the recently released Brain Shock™, and Delta Force®; titles based on premium entertainment brands like The Bourne Ultimatum™ and Eragon™; and award-winning games like The Legend of Spyro™: The Eternal Night and the revolutionary first-person shooter Urban Attack™. Vivendi Games Mobile’s Catalogue will be constantly updated with fresh content and special promotions.
Download! is shipping on more than 50 devices globally on Nokia mobile phones, Nokia N-series and Nokia E-series devices.
About Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile ( http://www.vgmobile.com), a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality titles for the mobile games market. The division runs a global business, with its headquarters, operations and an internal development team in Paris, a US-based team in Los Angeles and its Centerscore studio in San Mateo, California. The company publishes games based on original IP, popular entertainment licenses and classic Sierra Entertainment IP, which are distributed by more than 90 operators and dozens of Web portals in 60 countries around the world.
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