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Glu to release Modern Warfare 2 and other key Activision titles

Expanded partnership will produce five games this year

Glu has expanded its partnership with Activision, giving it mobile publishing rights to five of the company's biggest games this year.

Modern Warfare 2, Blur, Guitar Hero 5, Tony Hawk: Ride and Crash Mutant Island have all been confirmed for worldwide release on mobile handsets this year via carriers and app stores that support Android, Blackberry, BREW, J2ME and Windows Mobile.

"Past titles within Activision’s leading portfolio of franchises have been a tremendous success for us and we look forward to bringing these much anticipated titles to the mobile market," said Jill Braff, Glu's senior vice president of global publishing.

"Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most anticipated entertainment properties of the year and the Glu team is excited to develop a mobile game for this blockbuster title for fans of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise."

"Activision titles have proven to be very successful on the mobile platform,” responded Dave Anderson, head of business development at Activision. "Glu has demonstrated superior studio capabilities in addition to strong deployment and carrier relationships worldwide, and we look forward to continuing to work with their team to bring titles like these to mobile consumers worldwide."

With the exception of Crash Mutant Island, which will be released during Q3 2009, the remaining announced titles will be made available in Q4.

Glu has previously produced games for companies that include Atari, Konami, SEGA and Sony and secured rights to develop and distribute mobile games of Warner Bros film releases in 2007.

Meanwhile Call of Duty: World at War has sold over 11 million units on PC and consoles worldwide and an analyst recently predicted its upcoming sequel Modern Warfare 2 will sell in similarly big numbers in the fiscal year that follows.

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