May 2, 2006

‘Doom’ Creators to Unleash New Mobile Game

LOS ANGELES -- 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.