January 11 2012
GAMELOFT AND VERIZON WIRELESS TO SHOWCASE POWER OF 4G LTE NETWORK AT CES 2012
Witness the Future of Mobile Gaming with Multiplayer and In-Game Voice Chat Capabilities
LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and PARIS – From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Gameloft today announced that Asphalt 6: Adrenaline andN.O.V.A.® 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance are being shown at the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259). Showcasing the ultimate power of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, both games have been optimized to take advantage of the network with multiplayer options being demoed at the event, while Asphalt 6: Adrenaline will also demo the new in-game voice chat function.
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Gameloft’s latest installment to the popular Asphaltseries, is an adrenaline-pumping mobile game featuring HD graphics, online/local multiplayer modes, and an assortment of vehicles and race tracks. Offering one of the most immersive racing experiences currently available on Verizon Wireless devices, CES attendees will have the opportunity to sample a new in-game voice chat feature customized to run on the HTC Rezound™ over 4G LTE. Up to three players at a time will be able to chat with one another through the Gameloft Live multiplayer option.
N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance,the sequel to the ultimate mobile sci-fi first-person shooter (FPS), invites attendees to get the most out of the multiplayer experience over 4G LTE. In working with the Verizon Application Innovation Center, attendees are given the chance to play through a civil war between the central government of the Terran Orbitals and the self-appointed Human-Alien Alliance, in addition to being given the option of being joined by up to six friends at a time on the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1.
Gameloft is a leading publisher of digital and social games whose commitment lies in creating high-quality games on digital platforms. The company strives to not only provide consumers with great games, but a great experience as well, by incorporating the latest mobile technology available.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Verizon to illustrate the potential ofin-game voice chat and multiplayer over the 4G LTE network,” said Baudouin Corman, vice president of Publishing for the Americas at Gameloft. “Gameloft seeks to provide gamers with a complete mobile gaming experience and feels that these features are at the forefront of the platform’s future.”
Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage collaboration and help advance the 4G LTE ecosystem. The company’s LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and its Application Innovation Center in San Francisco were created to inspire, enable and develop non-traditional devices, services and applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ industry-leading wireless networks. Through the Innovation Program, Verizon seeks to expand the possibilities of 4G LTE by working with diverse companies, from start-ups to established players, in industries representing a broad range of verticals.
The Verizon Developer Community (VDC) is for developers who wish to work with Verizon to distribute their apps through the company’s mobile storefront, Verizon Apps.
For more information about Verizon at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow Verizon Wireless news on Twitter at @VZWnews. Visit www.Gameloft.com for more information about Gameloft.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media attending CES 2012 in Las Vegas can visit Verizon Wireless and Gameloft at LVCC, South Hall, Booth #30259.)
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,500 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
Jessica W. Lewinstein
PR Manager (North America)