Sony Pictures Television to release 8 mobile games in 2009


MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) will be releasing a slate of eight new mobile games in 2009. The games, based on some of the studio’s feature films and television shows, and PSP (PlayStationPortable) system games, are scheduled to come out from May through December of this year. Other titles, not yet announced, may also join the line up.

"We are extremely proud of this slate and thrilled to offer our mobile partners more of the high-quality games they’ve come to expect from us and that consumers love to play," said Sean Carey, senior executive vice president, SPT.

The titles announced today are: Angels & Demons, launching to coincide with the release of the film adaptation of Dan Brown’s novel Angels & Demons, is set for release on 15 May, 2009. Players will relive the Angels & Demons story from the movie, investigate and discover clues using an exciting and original puzzle game mechanic, and solve the mystery of "a revenge 400 years in the making."

The second game will be Ghostbusters for the iPhone and will be released in June. Q*Bert will be made available on iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices in July.

007 returns in Top Agent this August with an updated multi-player version specifically created for play on the iPhone. Players create their own secret agent who will fight against henchmen, famous villains from the James Bond films, and other players’ agents. Two new games will be released in October: Sports Illustrated and Zombieland.

Zombieland, the comedic action adventure mobile game revolves around a mismatched set of survivors who find friendship and redemption in a world overrun by zombies. Released to coincide with the theatrical release of the movie of the same name.

2012: The Mobile Game is a casual action game where players control four destructive forces of nature – windstorm, earthquake, firestorm, and hurricane. While traveling through locations in the 2012 movie, players navigate the forces through a maze of city streets trying to avoid destruction wherever possible. November release.

In December, Voltron will be released. Voltron for mobile is an action game featuring the characters from the retro classic series from the 1980’s.

Some of the titles that SPT has already released in 2009 are LocoRoco Hi, based on the successful PSP game, LocoRoco; Jeopardy! For Prizes and Jeopardy! Live, based on America’s favorite quiz show; and Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! versions created specifically for the iPhone.