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Glu Mobile Launches Alpha Wing 2: A New Benchmark in Action Shooter Mobile Gaming

Leading mobile publisher releases Alpha Wing 2, the 3D action shooter sequel to multi-million selling Alpha Wing

Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced the release of Alpha Wing 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the award-winning mobile hit, Alpha Wing. Alpha Wing 2 features an engaging story, cutting edge sound and graphics, and fast-paced high-quality action gameplay. Developed internally at Glu Mobile, Alpha Wing 2 is also the company's first release with 3D graphics.

"Given the success and enormous fan base of Alpha Wing, we wanted to create a sequel that takes the gameplay and narrative to the next level," said Kristian Segerstråle, vice president of production, EMEA, Glu Mobile. "Alpha Wing 2 was designed from the ground up by our internal development studio at Glu. It marks our first foray into 3D, and also features the same high quality sound and gameplay that gamers expect from Glu. With the release of Alpha Wing 2, we believe we are setting a new benchmark in the action shooter category."

In the game, players take on the role of one of three brave intergalactic heroes, with one mission: to battle the advancing enemy and defeat the alien menace. Each of the three characters in the game has unique weapons, which can be upgraded by collecting the power-ups found throughout the nine levels of the game. And in a nod to classic shoot 'em up games like Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun, Alpha Wing 2 also features a trio of imposing end of level bosses.

Features include:

  • The futuristic sequel to the multi-million selling Alpha Wing
  • A mixture of rich 3D and 2D graphics
  • Battle across nine levels set in three different planetary systems
  • Players can collect power-ups to boost firepower and improve their score
  • Multiple action levels with huge boss battles and teeth-jarring explosions
  • High scores can be uploaded to allow players to compete and show off their skills

In a departure from other mobile games, Alpha Wing 2 blends both 3D and 2D graphics to create a game, which is both graphically rich and ideally suited to the performance constraints of mobile phones. For handsets that do not support 3D graphics, Glu has created a wholly 2D version.

Alpha Wing 2 will be available from mobile operators and portals across EMEA from December and will launch in the US in early 2006. For more information, go to www.glu.com.

For Europe

John Ozimek

Head of marketing and communications, EMEA

Glu Mobile

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7368 1122

Email: john.ozimek@glu.com

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