SAN FRANCISCO, Calif - Sept. 10, 2008 - mDisney, the mobile content division of the Disney Interactive Media Group, announced today at the Wireless Association's CTIA convention it has signed a new agreement with leading Korean mobile game publisher Com2uS. Under the new agreement, Com2uS will develop games for the U.S. market that will be published and distributed by mDisney. The first game to be released as part of the agreement, "Disney Puzzle Family," will be available later this month.
"Com2uS is one of the top mobile game publishers globally, and they have demonstrated clear industry leadership both in terms of content and forward-thinking business models such as micro-billing" stated Larry Shapiro, executive vice president and managing director, mDisney. "This is a great opportunity for us to combine the Disney brand with their innovative gameplay to bring a unique mobile game experience to a broad U.S. audience."
"We're excited to be working with Disney, the worlds #1 entertainment company", said Ji Young Park, president, Com2uS Corporation. "This partnership with mDisney will be very opportunistic for our growth in the US market. Integrating Com2us' award-winning games with Disney branding is a solid strategy for mass-market adoption."
The first game to be released under the new agreement is "Disney Puzzle Family," which offers in-depth game experiences and technological features based on five puzzle games that represent a different "Family" member. The puzzles are easy to play but difficult to master with simple and intuitive controls. Players can customize their characters and upgrade their Family with Disney wearable items such as hats and costumes. Network leaderboards track high scores and allow friend challenges.
mDisney publishes Disney-branded mobile games, graphics and tones based on popular Disney characters and franchises such as Hannah Montana, Pirates of the Caribbean, High School Musical and Disney Fairies to major North Americanwireless carriers. mDisney also recently launched a mobile Web site that allows users to access the world of Disney on their cell phones and will soon be connected across platforms with Disney.com, the No. 1 site on the Internet for kids and families. The mobile Web site can be accessed by texting the word MOBILE to 347639. Additionally, mDisney works closely with Walt Disney Studios, Disney Channel, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Records, Radio Disney, Disney Interactive Studios and Disney Live Events to create unique mobile entertainment and content for key initiatives around The Walt Disney Company and its affiliated companies.
Com2us Corporation (KOSDAQ 078340) established in July 1998, became the first and leading mobile entertainment provider in Korea. Since then, Com2us has developed a reputation for creating innovative and entertaining games and applications around the world, which are available in over 40 countries in Asia, Europe and North America.
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