Mobile Gaming News Roundup

Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming.

verizon3.jpgVerizon Wireless and SkyZone Entertainment announced a partnership this week to provide South Koreans greater access to SkyZone’s mobile gaming archive. SkyZone offers a full lineup of richly textured 3D graphics and games that feature multiplayer connectivity between PC and mobile platforms. Popular titles include Duke Nukem Mobile, Extreme Hangman, Snake Mayhem 2, Rocky Boxing and the Scoop Twist franchise. I wonder if the State Department is watching this development. If North Korea gets Duke Nukem the whole region could destabilize. Japan may be forced to counter with Godzilla H-bomb.

Glu, a mobile game publisher, announced its lineup for the first half of 2008 at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment convention this week. Titles include, Shadowalker, Space Monkey, Pooin’ glu2.jpgPanda, Frantic Factory, Get Cookin’, CrossPix by Glu, Super Slam Ping Pong!, Vegas Hustler, and Brain Genius 2. It looks like there’s a lot of thumb thumping action coming next year that will keep you glued to your mobile phone.

Congratulations go out to Stephen Hetrick of Tampa Florida. His character design won Konami Digital Entertainment’s design contest for the Contra 4 mobile game. To celebrate the title’s 20th anniversary, Mr. Hetrick’s character was judged to capture the story, game play, look and contra.bmpfeel of Contra over all other entries. His character will be featured in the upcoming mobile game, and Mr. Hetrick will receive a game credit and a Contra 20th Anniversary designer’s award. Be careful where you travel with that award Stephen. Daniel Ortega is in charge of Nicaragua again and he isn’t too fond of Contras.

That is this week’s MobileCrunch Arcade game roundup. Remember, exercise those thumbs, recharge the battery and never take your eyes off the screen.