Verizon Wireless and RealNetworks Launch New Mobile Games: “Sally’s Salon” And “Text Twist Turbo”
SAN FRANCISCO, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SEATTLE — From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and the Mobile Games Division of digital entertainment services company RealNetworks®, Inc. today announced the launch of “Sally’s Salon” and “Text Twist Turbo” for Verizon Wireless customers.
Based on Real’s top-selling PC game in 2007, “Sally’s Salon” is a Games Café, Inc. original. Players must help Sally make the cut from the shopping mall to the glittering lights of Hollywood. By beautifying everyone – from little old ladies to punk rockers – in unique salon locations, players can wash, dye, cut and style their way through more than 50 levels of fashionable fun.
“Text Twist,” a PC favorite originally designed by Real’s GameHouse® Studios, returns to mobile with new brain-teasing challenges in “Text Twist Turbo.” A Daily Play feature offers brand new puzzles to solve every day. As a special bonus, Verizon Wireless customers who purchase the mobile game will receive a complimentary copy of the original smash-hit PC game from RealArcade.com.
“By working with Verizon Wireless, we are able to reach wireless subscribers across the country with some of the best mobile games we can offer,” said Matt Turetzky, vice president of content and off-PC platforms for Real’s Games Division. “With ‘Sally’s Salon’ and ‘Text Twist Turbo,’ we’ve brought notably successful and well-known PC games to mobile, giving gamers another way to play their favorite games wherever and whenever they choose.”
Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download “Sally’s Salon” from the Strategy Games category and “Text Twist Turbo” in the Puzzle Games category in the Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now® or Media Center virtual store. Both games are available for $3.49 monthly subscription or $6.99 unlimited use purchase on a number of popular phones from Verizon Wireless, including the Voyager™ by LG, LG Dare™ and LG Decoy™. Application purchase prices and subscription fees may vary; unless customers have unlimited data features, airtime or megabyte charges may also apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
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