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Sony Pictures Television Dives into Original IP Market for Mobile Gaming With "Suits and Swords"

New Release Combines Blackjack with Role-Playing Elements

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched "Suits and Swords," its first free-to-play original IP mobile and tablet game. "Suits and Swords" mixes the strategy of playing blackjack with the excitement of a role-playing game (RPG), creating a new type of adventure that will have gamers of all ages hooked from the first battle.

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In "Suits and Swords" players lead Captain Black Jack on an epic card-battling journey to free four-card realms from a curse placed by the evil Joker. Key features of "Suits and Swords" include:

  • Save the Four-Card Realms: Travel through a rich and intriguing story of a world gone amiss and a hero who must do all he can to find the Joker. Fight through four lands – the Heart Union, Diamond Empire, Club Kingdom, and Spade Nation – and free them from the Joker's curse.
  • Become a Blackjack Master: Battle enemies using the rules and strategy of blackjack.  Fight over 100 battles across the four realms to save the kingdom.
  • Arm for Battle: Gamers will unlock and equip weapons, armor, magic and more to fight their way to the Joker. Each item comes stacked with varying RPG stats that help bolster the powers of Captain Black Jack and his abilities.
  • Explore the World: Uncover the story of the Joker and find hidden items along the way. Conquer game achievements and unlock side quests for an added challenge.

"Sony Pictures Television has built a successful track record of leveraging familiar franchises like 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Jeopardy' to create a variety of popular and engaging mobile games," said Philip Lynch, SVP Digital Networks, SPT. "As we look to expand our portfolio with free-to-consumer titles, we're creating new game IP like 'Suits and Swords' to grow our audience base and reach a key marketable demographic."

"Suits and Swords," a single-player game, is available now for free, with additional content available via in-game purchase.

App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/suits-and-swords/id725701018?ls=1&mt=8

Amazon Appstore for Android –
http://www.amazon.com/Suits-Swords-Kindle-Tablet-Edition/dp/B00HG1T8U4

Google Play for Android -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonypicturestelevision.blackjacktheknight

For more information on the Suits and Swords mobile game, visit:
http://www.suitsandswords.com

ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms.  In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 17 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 840 million households worldwide.  SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.  SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.

SOURCE Sony Pictures Television

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