via press release:
CBS MOBILE ANNOUNCES “NCIS: THE GAME FROM THE TV SHOW,” THE OFFICIAL MOBILE GAME OF TELEVISION’S #1 SCRIPTED SERIES
Created In Partnership with GameHouse®, New Mobile Game Allows Players to Solve Crimes Developed With NCIS’ Creative Team
SAN FRANCISCO–Sept. 8 –— CBS Mobile today announced the release of “NCIS: The Game from the TV Show,” the official mobile game based on the hit CBS television series, NCIS. NCIS, the #1 scripted television series according to Nielsen, follows a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. “NCIS: The Game from the TV Show” allows passionate fans to join the NCIS team to solve exciting cases and put criminals behind bars. The game is now available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and can also be downloaded from major North American and European mobile carrier portals.
“NCIS: The Game from the TV Show,” created and published by GameHouse®, the casual games division of RealNetworks®, Inc., offers fans five different cases to solve developed with the show’s creative team. The show’s beloved characters, including Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, Probationary NCIS Special Agent Ziva David, Special Agent Timothy McGee, Doctor Donald “Ducky” Mallard and Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto, guide players through fingerprint matching, chemical analysis, autopsies and stakeouts to solve the crimes and apprehend the perpetrators. Players are able to search the crime scene, collect evidence, examine the results in a lab and choose their own strategy to interact with characters to get the most information. With exciting crime scenes filled with multiple mini-games and challenging puzzles, each case immerses players in hours of investigation and crime-solving.
“Mobile is a key digital platform to further engage the existing fan base for shows like NCIS, as well as CBS’s other enormously popular franchises,” said Rob Gelick, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS Mobile. “‘NCIS: The Game from the TV Show’ is a perfect companion for anyone who enjoys the thrill of sleuthing alongside their favorite characters from the show. Now, in addition to watching NCIS, viewers can actually participate first-hand in solving the crimes via this mobile game. ”
In addition, CBS.com will host an online sweepstakes where fans can win a chance for a free download of “NCIS: The Game from the TV Show.” The sweepstakes will take place between Sept. 7 to Sept. 17, 2010. Fans can go to the official NCIS show page on CBS.com to participate by answering show-related questions for a chance to win.
Mobile subscribers can download the mobile game now by searching for the title on major wireless carrier decks or by visiting www.ncismobilegame.com. “NCIS: The Game from the TV Show” for iPhone and iPod touch is also available for $4.99 USD, and $5.99 for iPad in the App Store or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
The eighth season of NCIS will premiere on CBS Television Network on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 8:00 PM, PT/ET. NCIS is produced by CBS Television Studios, in association with Belisarius Productions.
About CBS Mobile
CBS Mobile, a unit of CBS Interactive Inc., is charged with building CBS Corporation’s wireless business across entertainment, sports and news for CBS, The CW, and CBS Paramount Television Studios. As part of this mission, CBS Mobile offers consumers some of the most innovative and best-of wireless content available today, ranging from the nation’s first mobile video alerts for CBS Mobile News, CBS Sports Mobile and entertainment properties, to some of the nation’s largest mobile Web sites, made-for-mobile video on all major carriers, a 24/7 mobile television network, and partnerships with the world’s more leading edge mobile technology and ad targeting companies. CBS Corporation is the parent company of CBS Interactive Inc.