Glu Mobile lands Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for mobile
2/16/2009 7:30:00 AM
Last week, Activision announced
that it would be bringing the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
to a multitude of platforms. However, that announcement precluded mobile devices, and now we know why. Glu Mobile looks to have nabbed the rights to the mobile version of the game for development and publishing. Glu worked on the original Transformers mobile game in 2007, so it makes sense they have the rights to this one as well. The release also states that the mobile version of the game will come out in conjunction with the movies premiere on or around June 26th.
Glu Mobile to Bring TRANSFORMERS™: Revenge of the Fallen to Mobile Phones Worldwide
SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Feb 16, 2009 Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced it will launch a game based on the summer blockbuster movie, TRANSFORMERS™: Revenge of the Fallen, which will be released in theaters on June 26, from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro.
“The TRANSFORMERS brand has proven to be extremely successful on mobile and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to leverage the wave of anticipation that will surround the movie TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen,” said Jill Braff, senior vice president of global publishing, Glu. “We are excited to have the opportunity to build on past successes and bring loyal TRANSFORMERS fans and newcomers alike another fun and engaging mobile game.”
The TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen game represents the next title from the mobile gaming franchise that Glu has launched in conjunction with Hasbro. The companies worked together on the global launch of the TRANSFORMERS mobile game, based on the 2007 summer blockbuster movie that generated more than $700 million in box office sales worldwide, followed by the 2008 global launch of TRANSFORMERS: G1 Awakening mobile game, a highly-acclaimed mobile-specific game based on the original TRANSFORMERS cartoon.
“Glu’s track record of rolling out mobile games based on the TRANSFORMERS franchise to worldwide audiences is strong,” said Mark Blecher, general manager of digital gaming and media, Hasbro. “We’re pleased to announce to TRANSFORMERS fans everywhere that this game will be coming to their mobile phones this summer.”
The TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen mobile game will launch worldwide in conjunction with the movie premiere from Paramount. For more information, visit http://www.glu.com.
Glu (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and Brain Genius, and titles based on major brands from partners including Atari, Activision, Konami, Harrah's, Hasbro, Warner Bros., Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif. and has offices in London, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, China, Brazil, Chile, Canada and Mexico. Consumers can find high-quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.