Electronic Entertainment Expo - Indiagames partners with Toho Co., Ltd. to capture the monster’s mayhem on mobile phones globally excluding Japan.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2005 -- Indiagames, the leading Mobile
entertainment developer, has entered into an agreement with Toho Co., Ltd. to
bring wireless content based on ”Godzilla,” now celebrating over 50 years of
life since 1954. Godzilla is the brightest dream and at the same time is the
most horrific nightmare of the Japanese cinema. The wireless content, which will
be available beginning November 2005, includes two mobile games, wallpapers,
screensavers, ring tones, voice ringers, and alerts. The wireless games (both
casual and fighting) will include various Toho monster characters (such as
Mothra, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, Gigan, etc.).
Godzilla has had a long history and many monster allies and foes. Indiagames will build upon the rich history of the franchise: Godzilla began life millions of years ago when dinosaurs were roaming over the Earth. Exposed to radiation in mid 1950s, Godzilla transformed into a towering monster capable of delivering a devastating atomic blast with its breath. Since then, Godzilla has menaced various cities of the world and fought off many unbeatable adversaries, earning it the title, King of the Monsters. Godzilla was created by man, but it became a God of destruction which cannot be defeated by man. Godzilla's history is still not complete, and with the imagination of all of its fans, Godzilla will never die, because Godzilla lives forever!
Vishal Gondal, the CEO of Indiagames says: "The Godzilla property has been very popular throughout the world for over 50 years and has been successfully translated into Movies, T.V., games, toys, video games and other merchandise. Indiagames is pleased to be associated with this mega property for mobile phones and thinks it is one of the best properties that Indiagames can leverage across its global distribution network.”
"We're excited to see this deal bring all the fun of Godzilla to mobile phones around the world outside of Japan," adds Shozo Watanabe, General Manager of Toho’s Los Angeles office.
About Toho Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of numerous Godzilla motion pictures and classic films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho is also the leading producer of theatrical plays and musicals, and the owner of many office buildings and motion picture and legitimate theaters throughout Japan. Toho, which unleashed Godzilla on the world back in 1954, has produced 28 Godzilla flicks over the past 50 years, including 1999's “Godzilla 2000” and 2004’s "Godzilla Final Wars," the creme de la creme of the series.
About Indiagames Ltd.
Indiagames Ltd. is one of the leading global mobile content publishers. Indiagames is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms like Internet, PC, broadband, mobile phones, PDAs, handheld gaming devices and consoles. Indiagames products are published across leading platforms like Java TM, BREW TM, I-Mode TM, Flash Lite TM and Symbian TM. Indiagames has its distribution partnerships across the globle with major mobile operators across the world. Indiagames develops games across various wireless platforms like BREW, J2ME, and I-Mode & Symbian.
Indiagames’ key investors include TOM Online Inc. (a leading Chinese wireless Internet company: Nasdaq: TOMO; HK GEM stock code: 8282), Cisco Systems, Inc., and Macromedia, Inc.
Godzilla ® and King of the Monsters are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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