May 2, 2006

“Doom” creators to unleash new mobile game

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video game publisher Electronic
Arts Inc. on Tuesday said it will offer "Orcs & Elves," a
fantasy role-playing game from the makers of the blockbuster
"Doom" titles, to Verizon Wireless customers later this month.

The game, created for play on mobile phones by id Software
and Fountainhead Entertainment, will be available to Verizon
Wireless Get it Now customers on May 9 and nationwide in July.

Electronic Arts bought Jamdat Mobile Inc. for $684 million
in February in a bid to boost its presence in the global mobile
games market, which research firm Screen Digest estimated to be
worth $2 billion in 2005.