SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games and entertainment for the mass-market casual gamer, and Handmark, a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media, today announced “PAC-MAN Fever,” a collection of top-selling mobile games including PAC-MAN®, is available on BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM) (TSX: RIM).
PAC-MAN, Ms. PAC-MAN®, Galaga®, Dig Dug® and Super PAC-MAN® are available for download through the “PAC-MAN Fever” games category within Handmark online and on-device stores. In addition, BlackBerry smartphone users can look forward to seeing other great Namco Networks games this summer including, BurgerTime Delight™, Popeye®, PAC-MAN Pinball™, PAC-MAN Puzzle® and PAC-MAN Casino™ Card Pack.
“The PAC-MAN Fever category in Handmark stores brings Namco’s arcade classic titles and hit games to a large and growing audience of BlackBerry users,” said Scott Rubin, vice president of sales and marketing, Namco Networks. “Due to our success with smartphone games to date, we intend to expand our offerings with RIM and Handmark by launching additional mobile titles for BlackBerry smartphones in the future.”
“Handmark is passionate about enhancing the mobile experience for consumers around the world,” said Alma Rodoni, VP of Distribution Services for Handmark. “Namco Networks’ games, including PAC-MAN and others, fit perfectly with our strategy of distributing only the best mobile titles and we are pleased to help make them easily available to BlackBerry customers.”
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PAC-MAN® ©1980, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. MS. PAC-MAN® ©1980, 1982, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Galaga® ©1981, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Dig Dug® ©1982, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. SUPER PAC-MAN™ ©1982, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. BurgerTime™ ©1982-2008 G-mode. Originally created by and assigned from Data East. BurgerTime Delight™ ©2008 G-mode. ©2008 Namco Networks America Inc. ©2008 King Features Syndicate, Inc. TM Hearst Holdings, Inc. POPEYE® ©2008 Namco Networks America Inc. PAC-MAN Pinball™ ©2003, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. PAC-MAN Puzzle® ©1980, 2001, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. PAC-MAN Casino™ Card Game Pack ©1980, 2003, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
About Namco Networks
Since 2002, Namco Networks America Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and a worldwide leader in the high-tech entertainment industry, uses cutting-edge technology to provide fun, quality entertainment to mobile consumers throughout the Americas. For more information about Namco mobile games, please visit www.namcogames.com.
Handmark® is a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media for a wide range of mobile devices, including BlackBerry®, Palm® Treo™, Symbian™ OS, and Windows Mobile®. Its award-winning Pocket Express® news and information service transforms handsets into powerful business and entertainment tools. Handmark manages distribution partnerships around the world with major device manufacturers and operators. The company has offices in Kansas City (world headquarters); London, UK; San Francisco; Atlanta; Dallas; and Astraware®, the Handmark Game Studio, in Knutton, UK. For more information, visit www.handmark.com.
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