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  1. 007 Goes Mobile With Casino Royale Game From Sony

    CBn previously reported that Sony would be launching a Casino Royale mobile game that would allow players to ‘acquire Agent 007’s style and wits as you take on life-threatening missions for Her Majesty‚Äôs Secret Service.’

    The game is now available at the official website. The following press release reveals further details…

    007 Goes Mobile with Casino Royale Game From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    James Bond fans can now experience the excitement of Columbia Pictures’ and MGM’s Casino Royale in the palms of their hands with the first 007 game for mobile phones available in North America. The action-packed game is the largest mobile game launch to date for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and is available to Cingular, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and Alltel subscribers. Customers can download the game from their carriers’ portal on the handset, or from the Sony Pictures web site (www.sonypictures.com/mobile).

    The Casino Royale mobile game features 14 levels, drawing gamers into Bond’s first 007 mission as he faces off with criminal mastermind Le Chiffre in a high stakes poker showdown. Featuring ‘007’s’ “Bond move,” the game lets users engage in hand-to-hand combat or employ an arsenal of weapons to take on even the fiercest enemies while escaping a series of dangerous encounters. The game loosely follows the story of the film itself.

    In the hit movie, which is currently in release worldwide, Daniel Craig stars as “007” James Bond, the smoothest, sexiest, most lethal agent on Her Majesty’s Secret Service in Casino Royale. Based on the first Bond book written by Ian Fleming, the story recounts the making of the world’s greatest secret agent. Martin Campbell directed the 21st adventure in the 44-year-old franchise, from a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis.

    James Bond’s first “007” mission leads him to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world’s terrorists. In order to stop him, and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. Bond is initially annoyed when a beautiful British Treasury official, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and watch over the government’s money. But, as Bond and Vesper survive a series of lethal attacks by Le Chiffre and his henchmen, a mutual attraction develops leading them both into further danger and events that will shape Bond’s life forever. The film is currently in theaters worldwide.

    “Building from the success of the recent theatrical release of Casino Royale, we are excited to bring to life the thrilling film experience to gamers on the go,” said Eric Berger, Vice President of Mobile Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

    The game complements a suite of mobile content offerings around Casino Royale, including wallpapers and ringtones for the phone.

    About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation ofAmerica, (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

    Press Release

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