London– April 15th 2008– Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced its line-up of titles releasing in Europe during the second quarter of 2008, following the successful launch of several licensed and original titles in the first quarter including Colin McRae DiRT and LMA Manager 2008 from Codemasters, Metal Gear Acid Mobile from Konami, Sonic Dash from Sega, Diner Dash 2® from PlayFirst and Glu’s original IP, Crosspix.
Eight new games will be available to download in April, May and June, including exciting movie tie-ins, arcade classics, 16-bit favourites, and a selection of fantastic Glu original IPs. There’s something for everyone!
Games like Speed Racer and Get Cookin’ will all offer the very best in on-the-go entertainment for mobile phones.
“Mobile gaming presents an inherently demographically diverse audience,” said Frank Keeling, Managing Director of Publishing, EMEA.“Glu continues to take world-class brands and publish them for this broad spectrum audience, as well as creating and publishing strong original titles to entice even more people to experience the entertainment possible using today’s handsets.”
More about Glu’s Q2 line-up:
Speed Racer, the mobile game, has been inspired by the highly anticipated movie where players become the ultimate Grand Prix champion behind the wheel of the Mach 6. Mastering the art of Car-Fu, drifting, sliding, jump-jacks and defensive driving is essential to stay ahead of the pack. Players will race on extreme tracks like those in the film against the best competitors. Every driver out there wants to be the only racer to cross the finish line. Only the most skillful drivers will actually do it.
Speed Racer is a live action film adaptation of the popular 1960’s Japanese animated series, directed by the legendary Wachowski brothers of The Matrix trilogy fame with a star-studded cast including Emile Hirsh, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox and Susan Sarandon.
Super Breakout on mobile delivers the revolutionary block-breaking game with the most classic name! Based on the Atari arcade game with brand new funky designs, power-ups, secret levels, and game play challenges; Super Breakout is designed to enhance classic block-breaking action better than ever before.
Race Driver: Grid
Race Driver: GRID is all about the race. Featuring the most powerful race cars, players will have to compete to conquer the most prestigious official race tracks, Championships and challenging city-based competitions, road events and urban street races (Japan, USA and Europe).
From humble beginnings and being a total unknown competitor, players build their racing career and hire the best team members to create a feared and respected racing team. Following the console release, the game delivers the most aggressive and the most exciting racing experience ever on mobile.
Super Political Boxing
This game packs a punch when players get in the ring with the political heavyweights of the world! By knocking out top European political figures and the American President, players vote with their fists in this hilarious boxing game, smacking some sense into a cast of caricatured political figures with exaggerated animations and cartoon style graphics. Super Political Boxing’s take on current high profile political figures makes this product stand out as the only political mobile game in Europe that is satirical and funny!
Brain Genius 2
Brain Genius 2 will retain the elements which made Brain Genius great by offering a deeper experience, a completely new set of unique exercises, and more community play features. The player will have several easy and fun ways of sharing their experience with friends, such as comparing statistics and performances or even challenging them in any of the exercises.
Brain Genius was a huge hit as a Glu original IP, with the 3rd highest revenues to date in EMEA in 2007! The game hit the top 10 on carriers all over Europe and is one of the few non-branded games to have ever reached the top five in the ELSPA mobile download charts twice and received high critical acclaim from reviewers.
It’s time to Get Cookin’ in the most enjoyable and entertaining cooking game on mobile with the widest variety of cooking methods, foods to prepare and meals to create. Make mouth-watering meals to master the menu! Get Cookin’ is the game where you perfect your cooking skills by putting together tasty meals and progress to make more complicated gourmet meals on the menu. This leads to awards, acclaim and financial success!
The Dark Knight
Batman is one of the world’s best-loved super-hero characters of all time with nearly 100% character awareness around the globe. He was born from the DC comics era in the late 1930’s and has graced our screens since the 1960’s in various formats such as animation, TV series and full movie releases.
Batman: The Dark Knight will hit movie screens worldwide in July 2008. This sequel to Batman Begins will be“bigger, better, darker than before”, starring Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker, and also stars Gary Oldman and Michael Caine.
Help Quinn make wedding bells ring! Featuring the hilarious ups and downs of wedding day drama, Wedding Dash incorporates the plate-spinning fun of PlayFirst’s hit Diner Dash® series with the added challenge of pulling off the perfect wedding reception. When the going gets tough, there's extra help from everyone's favourite server, Flo! It's a fast-paced challenge to execute a flawless event, but for the determined Quinn, it's all in a day's work! From choosing the right cake to calming tipsy guests, the happiness of the newlyweds—as well as the success of Quinn’s business—is all in your hands!
About Glu Mobile
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, Hong Kong, China, Sao Paulo and Chile. 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.
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the anticipated release dates of Speed Racer, Super Breakout, RaceDriver: Grid, SuperPolitical Boxing, Brain Genius 2, Get Cookin’, The Dark Knight and Wedding Dash, and the anticipated release date of the Batman: The Dark Knight movie. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that Glu may fail to successfully execute on its partnerships with its licensors; the risk that the mobile games described in this news release may not be accepted by consumers as anticipated; and other risks detailed under the caption“Risk Factors” in Glu’s most recent report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Rule 424(b)(4) on March 31, 2008. Glu is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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