12/21/2005 SAN FRANCISCO and BEDMINSTER, NJ ? SEGA® of America, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, have announced today that the legendary and groundbreaking video game, Sonic The Hedgehog®, is now available for Verizon Wireless customers to download on select Get It Now®-enabled phones. Whether it's your first time playing or you want to relive your glory days of video gaming, the mobile release of Sonic The Hedgehog is sure to satisfy.
Bill Stone, vice president of market segmentation for Verizon Wireless, noted ?Sonic The Hedgehog is by far the killer app we have been waiting for from SEGA and showcases our commitment to bring the best video gaming experience to the market. The release of Sonic on Verizon Wireless Get It Now-enabled handsets marks a milestone in wireless mobile gaming and we are delighted to be the first North American wireless company to deliver this video game icon to our customers.?
?When Sonic The Hedgehog first appeared on the SEGA Genesis® video game system 15 years ago, he quickly became an icon for a generation and changed the video game world forever,? said Glenn Wissner, senior producer at SEGA Mobile, a division of SEGA of America. ?Verizon Wireless? Get It Now service is the first in North America to offer the Sonic experience: world-famous speed, snappy jumps, and iconic attitude.?
Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers can purchase and download Sonic The Hedgehog from the getGAMES shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store for $3.49 monthly access or $7.99 for unlimited use purchase. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled phone and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.