Los Angeles, CA and London, UK– November 28, 2007: I-play, the mobile entertainment company, has sealed a deal with Pandemic Studios, a leading console and PC game developer, to take the highly anticipated Mercenaries 2: World in Flames title to mobile phones worldwide. The mobile game will build on the success of the first console title in the Mercenaries franchise which sold more than 1.5- million units globally.‘Mercenaries 2’ mobile will launch alongside the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the game early next year.
In Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, the mercenaries return as a power-hungry tyrant makes a play for Venezuela's oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a war zone. But this time for the mercenaries, the chaos isn’t purely about profit– its payback. In your quest for destruction and vengeance, you have only one code: EVERYBODY PAYS.
David Gosen, President, I-play, commented:“Pandemic Studios is a AAA developer, and we are excited to be partnering with them to bring the Mercenaries franchise to mobile. We are thrilled that Pandemic Studios has chosen I-play to expand the Mercenaries universe.”
Josh Resnick, President of Pandemic Studios, commented:“I-play is a leader in the mobile market with a successful track record of developing and marketing game franchises. With this partnership, Pandemic Studios is excited to have I-play bring the Mercenaries 2: World in Flames experience to life on mobile devices. We can’t wait to let our fans unleash Mercenaries-style destruction while on the go.”
I-play brings the best in mobile entertainment to an audience of over one billion people via a network of more than 120 carriers worldwide. I-play has been creating mobile games since 1998 and continues to spearhead the creation of mobile entertainment for the next generation.
I-play is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oberon Media, the world's leading casual games company. Oberon’s Game Centre platform, is the industry standard and has been adopted by many of the world's largest corporations. The platform combines casual game content, merchandizing and features to fulfil each partner's specific needs. Oberon Media's publishing arm works with the industry's best, award-winning game developers to produce the top-selling casual games, which can be played in more than a dozen languages on PC, web-based, mobile and console platforms.
Founded in 2003, Oberon Media is headquartered in New York, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
For more information visit us at http://www.iplay.com
I-play is a trademark and trading name of Digital Bridges Limited.
About Pandemic Studios
With a long series of top-selling, critically acclaimed game releases, Pandemic Studios is one of the world’s premier developers of console and PC entertainment. Over its nine-year history, Pandemic Studios has established a reputation for producing award-winning, cutting-edge original content and for enhancing the value of existing intellectual properties. Recent hits include the record-selling Star Wars Battlefront™, Star Wars Battlefront™ II, and three original Pandemic Studios-created intellectual properties: Mercenaries™, Destroy All Humans™, and Full Spectrum Warrior™. Following the 2006 release of Destroy All Humans® 2, Pandemic Studios is developing a number of new, original titles for next-generation platforms including Mercenaries 2: World in Flames™ and Saboteur™ at its Los Angeles, California, and Brisbane, Australia, studio locations. For more information on Pandemic Studios and its games, please visit: www.pandemicstudios.com.
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