LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COMIKAZE EXPO —– Known the world over for his thrilling and genre-defining comic book characters, Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: POWN) have partnered with mobile entertainment start-up Moonshark (www.moonshark.com) to create Verticus, an all-new action adventure mobile game. A sneak peek trailer of the game (http://bit.ly/R1FWvh) along with other information will be revealed exclusively today at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The game will be available for download to mobile devices later this fall.
"Working closely with Moonshark to build characters and storylines for a mobile game has been a new, and uniquely satisfying experience for me," said Stan Lee, Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, POW! Entertainment, Inc. "Making Verticus is a new way for me to connect with my fans and reach a whole new group of people through their mobile devices."
"Stan Lee brings an extraordinary level of style and charisma to Verticus, which, combined with the game's addictive gameplay, make Verticus really special," said Matt Kozlov, CEO of Moonshark. "Collaborating with Stan, a true legend and icon to millions, has been an incredibly creative experience, and we are confident fans will fall in love with the game we've made together."
Developed by Dallas-based Controlled Chaos Media, Verticus will feature original characters, story, and voice-over by Lee. The game will put players in the role of Verticus a superhero charged with saving the Earth's destruction from an evil alien race known as the Obliterators.
As Verticus players are equipped with a high-tech jumpsuit that lets them free fall through space while avoiding deadly obstacles and alien attacks. Along the way players can collect special materials to enhance their suits and weaponry with dozens of upgrades.
Moonshark's mission is to collaborate with the entertainment industry's most creative talent - like Stan Lee - to create cutting-edge, engaging and original mobile content and experiences. With access to co-founder, Creative Artist Agency's (CAA) vast resources and deep relationships in entertainment, Moonshark is able to bring ideas to life from high-profile artists by identifying and working with leading developers, and then funding, marketing and publishing the apps. Moonshark will continue to release a full catalog of original mobile gaming apps throughout 2012 and beyond.
About POW! Entertainment, Inc.
POW! Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book writer Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!'s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is utilizing Stan Lee's historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! character franchises.
Moonshark is a mobile game publisher start-up co-founded by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world's leading entertainment and sports agency. Bringing to market original mobile entertainment properties by pairing the most creative minds in entertainment with leading mobile developers, Moonshark funds, produces, markets and publishes app concepts developed in partnership with high-profile talent, finding the best developers to bring these apps to life.
For more information on Moonshark and its upcoming apps, visit www.moonshark.com.
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