GlobalFun AB to Distribute “The Blade of Zorro” Wireless Game Series
GlobalFun AB, a global developer and publisher of wireless entertainment, has signed an agreement with SilverBirch Studios Inc., to publish and distribute SilverBirch’s The Blade of Zorro™ branded game, based on the legendary Spanish Californian hero…el Zorro, ‘the Fox’. GlobalFun will be publishing the title exclusively in specific markets worldwide, with a special emphasis on the North American, South American and European markets.
“GlobalFun is very excited to have this opportunity to work with SilverBirch Studios in bringing the classic hero of Zorro in his ‘wireless world’ to our customers, and more importantly to his fans around the globe,” said Johan Christenson, Chairman of GlobalFun’s North American Operations. “We are thrilled with the high level of quality and distinctive game play The Blade of Zorro™ game offers. The game is not just entertaining and challenging, but exciting as well. We know that our customers and partners will be eager to see this game reach its markets worldwide.”
Bertil Krumnack, Chief Operations Officer of GlobalFun AB said, “We believe in publishing quality over quantity when it comes to GlobalFun’s portfolio of games, and doing things ‘right’. SilverBirch’s Blade of Zorro™ game is exactly the type of product we look to represent to our customer base. This title combines the strength of a classic, universally known character hero and brand, with the high quality of development and production value our customers have come to expect and absolutely should expect from us. The brand will only be strengthened by the new Zorro movie scheduled for release in 2005.”
“SilverBirch prides itself in creating mobile entertainment that meets and exceeds consumer expectations for quality and creativity, and we now have a partner in GlobalFun with an identical vision for promotion and distribution,” said Kevin Birch, President and CEO of SilverBirch Studios Inc. “We are extremely pleased to have signed this agreement with GlobalFun for our Blade of Zorro™ mobile game, and we believe that this is the beginning of a strong and successful business relationship between our two companies.”
A Classic Hero for the Wireless World
The Blade of Zorro™ game also features a web site, www.bladeofzorro.com, for players to enhance their gaming experience by discovering more about the environments and characters presented in the game. In addition to a highly visible character, the game will appeal to mobile players by featuring multiple perspectives on certain phone models. Players have the flexibility to explore the environment from a top-down vantage point or switch to side view in order to duel with enemies. The game challenges players to outfox bandits, avoid soldiers and overcome invincible odds, taking Zorro through multiple scenarios and locations to complete his objectives.
The Legend Lives On and Goes Mobile
“SilverBirch Studios has done an excellent job bringing Zorro to life in our first cell phone game, while maintaining the history, wit and romance of the character,” says John Gertz, president of Zorro Productions, Inc., the company which controls the trademarks and copyrights for Zorro. “Millions have enjoyed the legendary adventures and history of Zorro; now cell phone gamers can discover the fun and make some history of their own with The Blade of Zorro™ game.”
Zorro ‘Slashes’ Across Multimedia Venues
GlobalFun’s publishing of Zorro in his ‘wireless world’ is one of a number of new and upcoming initiatives re-introducing the swashbuckling Spaniard to fans. The sequel to the Mask of Zorro movie, starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, is currently in production. Zorro is also set to appear in a new musical, a major publishing program, and many other exciting media projects. Visit the Zorro website at www.zorro.com for the legend’s latest news.
About GlobalFun AB
GlobalFun AB, a leading wireless entertainment developer and publisher, was founded in 2000 and focuses on providing entertainment products for digital distribution channels. GlobalFun brings state of the art, high quality wireless games and entertainment to end-users worldwide by being a preferred mobile entertainment supplier to wireless carriers, hand-set manufacturers and e-tailers. Its customers include Sony Ericsson, Cingular/AT&T, T-Mobile, Telestra, TeliaSonera, Vodafone, Jamba, INPOC, and many more. GlobalFun is headquartered in Sweden with local sales offices in North America, South America and Europe. For updated information on GlobalFun AB, our products and customers, please visit www.globalfun.com
About SilverBirch Studios Inc.
SilverBirch Studios is a leading edge developer of wireless entertainment content, based in Toronto, Canada, with satellite development teams in Finland and Central America. It produces premium quality mobile games, ringtones, and other mobile entertainment content which it markets through various channels, including its own highly acclaimed consumer portal www.recessgames.com. More information about SilverBirch and its other partnering opportunities may be obtained by visiting the corporate website at www.silverbirchstudios.com.
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