LONDON, UK - December 15, 2006 - Glu Mobile, a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced an agreement with Codemasters through which Glu will develop and publish Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 for mobile.
The agreement gives Glu worldwide rights to Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 based on the forthcoming console and PC release of the same name. Due for release in spring 2007 to coincide with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, the game will feature both Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting and will be the first time the genre-leading series from Codemasters has appeared on mobile phones.
The game will provide an in-depth cricket experience for fans, featuring a multi-nation knockout tournament mode, one day international (ODI) modes, exhibition matches, a World Series challenge, the option of playing as Brian Lara or Ricky Ponting in scenario mode, and a practice mode to practice both batting and bowling skills. Additionally, the game will feature Hawk-Eye Technology, as popularised by television coverage of cricket and featured in the best-selling console and PC series. Hawk-Eye technology immerses the player deeper into the game with detailed information on ball movement in an over-by-over analysis. The inclusion of Hawk-Eye makes Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 the most authentic cricket experience on mobile to date.
"We're delighted to be bringing such a well known and respected franchise to mobile," stated Kristian Segerstråle, managing director of EMEA, Glu Mobile. "Codemasters is a leading publisher in the videogame industry and the success of this franchise on console and PC has been tremendous. Our aim is to establish Brian Lara International Cricket on mobile as the de facto cricket game for mobile gamers and we look forward to working with Codemasters to make this happen."
Matt Davies, director of Codemasters Mobile, commented, "Brian Lara International Cricket remains the genre-leading cricket gaming brand. With a heritage of more than 10 years in the market, it's great to be working with Glu to take the award-winning series to mobile phones."
For more information on Codemaster's Brian Lara International Cricket 2007, head to www.codemasters.co.uk/brianlara2007 and for more information on Glu's mobile games, visit http://www.glu.com.
About Glu Mobile
Glu is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and the Ancient Empires franchise, and titles based on major brands from Atari, Harrah's, Hasbro, Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, California and has offices in London, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo. 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.
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com
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