San Mateo, Calif. Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced plans to create and publish a mobile game based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (Nasdaq: DWA) film, How To Train Your Dragon, which will be released in theaters beginning on March 26, 2010.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build on past successes with DreamWorks Animation and bring adventure and family fun to gamers with the How To Train Your Dragon mobile game,” said Alex Galvagni, CTO&SVP Global Product Development, Glu.“DreamWorks Animation continues to inspire us to create games that live up to their incredibly imaginative stories and captivating graphics and imagery.”
Today’s announcement marks the third title that Glu will develop and publish through its existing licensing agreements with DreamWorks Animation. Other mobile game titles include Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Monsters vs. Aliens.
In the How to Train Your Dragon mobile game, players take on the roles of the main characters from the film: Hiccup, the Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers; and Toothless, the sleek, stealthy, fire-breathing dragon that changes everything the Vikings know about dragons.
Inspired by the movie’s storyline, the game immerses players in the unique environments from the film as they explore the treacherous terrain of the Viking home Island of Berk and soar through the open skies above.
The How To Train Your Dragon mobile game will launch on feature phones and smartphones in conjunction with the movie premiere from DreamWorks Animation. For live updates, follow Glu on Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glumobile.
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