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London, UK – January 26, 2009 - Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced its roadmap of titles launching in Europe in the first quarter of 2009. Amongst the European game titles distributed by Glu Mobile, some are from Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI). Glu Mobile will also be releasing games based on its own IP for a high-quality Q1-2009 roster. These are in addition to the forthcoming portfolio of worldwide releases from Glu Mobile.
“We are very excited about our European Q1 line up for 2009. We are releasing a host of popular titles along with recognised franchises, again demonstrating the strength of our partnerships,” said Frank Keeling, MD of Publishing, EMEA, Glu. “We are pleased to be collaborating with Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and Sony Pictures Television International, as well as developing our own IP."
The titles launching in Europe in the first quarter of 2009 include:
Power of 10
Hit TV show The Power of 10 ventures onto mobile phones taking all the best action and serving it up to players on the go. Each round of questions sees the virtual prize values rise by the power of 10, giving players the opportunity to win up to a virtual $10 million, just like in the TV series.
Hamster Mansion™ is the coolest place for hamsters to hang out. There’s only one problem - gophers own this section of town. Players aim to build the sweetest pad possible and make friends along the way. The game parodies gangster movies packed with hostile environments and featuring a unique underground style. This adventure leads players across seven challenging levels, each one with its own groovy look and feel.
Jeopardy! is back with brand new graphics, enhanced interactivity and three modes of play. Gamers will be buzzing in as fast as possible to win virtual trophies and record their top score. Players can choose from new avatars, and with an accurate interactive imitation of the set and game-play, playing Jeopardy! on the mobile phone is now more like the show than ever before.
Based on the Sony Pictures feature film, 21, the mobile game is called Blackjack 21 and it’s all about counting cards and not getting caught. In the classroom, players learn a variety of simple card counting techniques. Players then head to the tables, taking risks to win big and playing safe to avoid attention. Players who keep their cool win big. Get too greedy and it’s game over.
Metal Gear Acid 2
The award-winning Metal Gear Acid returns to mobile phones. In this extended sequel of the tactical turn-based Metal Gear game, players take the roles of Snake and the mysterious female agent, Venus. Having been led into a trap by the US military, Snake sees himself caught between two sides. Play through more than 10 challenging levels in the Story Mode or replay already accomplished missions with redefined objectives in the Stealth and Eliminate Modes. Supported by the highly improved graphics engine, Metal Gear Acid 2 delivers exciting mobile action.
Other titles releasing globally in the first quarter of 2009 are Monsters vs. Aliens, Lemmings Tribes, Demolition Derby, Build-a-lot, WatchmenTM: The Mobile Game and Family Feud®.
For more information, go to www.glu.com.
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, Sweden, Poland, Russia, China, Brazil, Chile, Canada and Mexico. 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 and timing of titles launching in Europe in the first quarter of 2009, including Power of 10, Hamster Mansion, Jeopardy! Deluxe, Blackjack 21 and MetalGear Acid 2; our statement that we will be releasing games based on our own IP for a high-quality Q1-2009 roster; and our statement regarding other titles releasing globally in the first quarter of 2009: Monsters vs. Aliens, Lemmings Tribes, Demolition Derby, Build-a-lot, Watchmen: The Mobile Game and Family Feud. 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 we may fail to successfully execute on its business arrangements with Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH, Sony Pictures Television International and its other licensors; the risk that the Monsters vs. Aliens and Watchmen movies may not be as successful with consumers as anticipated; the risk that we may be unable to launch any or all of our first quarter 2009 European or global title roadmap on the schedule anticipate or at all; the risk that any of the games identified in this news release may not contain the features or functionality that we currently anticipate; 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-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 14, 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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