MACCLESFIELD, U.K., May 24, 2013 — Chillingo, leading independent mobile games publisher and division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today announced that they are partnering with prominent Cambridge, UK-based independent video game developer Ninja Theory Ltd. to publish the studio’s first mobile game, Fightback for the App Store and Google Play™.
From the award-winning studio behind Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory’s Fightback is a thrilling free-to-play action game with a striking 80s action movie vibe and a revolutionary touch-based combat system.
“Chillingo is very excited to collaborate with such a talented, critically-acclaimed studio to help shape their first title for the mobile market,” states Ed Rumley, COO, Chillingo. “Our team is working closely with Ninja Theory to ensure Fightback delivers a phenomenal experience for mobile and tablet devices.”
“Mobile and tablet gaming is a phenomenon that we just couldn’t ignore as a studio and we’re very proud to be working with one of the industry’s heavy-weights on bringing Fightback to market. Ninja Theory has always strived for the highest production values and that absolutely remains the case in this exciting new space,” said Dominic Matthews, Product Manager, Ninja Theory Ltd.
Fightback is slated to launch this summer. Hands-on previews will be shared with press at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Additional details and information will be available at www.chillingo.com in the coming months.
Chillingo, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, is a leading games publisher on iOS with numerous award-winning hits around the world including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Contre Jour, and Anomaly Warzone Earth. The company also publishes games for Android, Windows Phone 7, Steam, and other digital platforms. For more information about the company and its games, please visit www.chillingo.com .
About Ninja Theory Ltd
Formed in 2004 and based in Cambridge England, Ninja Theory is an award winning independent video game development studio that focuses on high-end action games for console, PC, mobile and tablet platforms. Ninja Theory’s first title was the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe published Heavenly Sword, released as a flagship title for the PlayStation 3 system in 2007. This was followed by Enslaved Odyssey to the West in 2010, published by NAMCO BANDAI Games for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360, and DmC: Devil May Cry published by Capcom in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 and PC. Ninja Theory is renowned for its high-production values in art, animation, sound and gameplay. They pioneered the use of performance capture in games, and have long-standing collaborations with talent from the movie and music industries. For more information see www.ninjatheory.com