London, UK – July 15, 2008 – Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced the global launch of The Dark Knight, a mobile game based on the highly-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures live-action film, which opens in UK cinemas on July 24th. The launch of The Dark Knight marks the second title Glu has developed and published through its strategic worldwide partnership with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
“We take pride in making great games and are excited to have worked with Warner Bros. to bring this landmark title to the mobile platform,” said Jill Braff, senior vice president, global publishing, Glu. “The action-packed mobile game enables players to use dynamic moves and stealth tactics to take out one of the most notorious antagonists in the world—THE JOKER. We’re delighted to bring The Dark Knight mobile game to BATMAN fans around the world.”
In the game, a reign of chaos has swept over GOTHAM CITY, organized by a criminal mastermind known to terrified citizens only as THE JOKER. Gamers play as BATMAN using dynamic combat moves, special gadgets and stealth tactics to evoke fear in the hearts of his enemies. Players must use every weapon in BATMAN’s arsenal in order to confront his most devious enemy yet.
To accompany the game release, Glu will be publishing an extensive content suite for The Dark Knight, 31 wallpapers, 14 voicetones, 4 music tones and 8 animated screensavers for mobile phones.
Features of The Dark Knight allow players to:
• Become The Dark Knight of GOTHAM CITY in an action adventure game based on the film
• Fight criminals using a dynamic combat system with simple controls
• Utilize gadgets such as BATARANGS and grappling hooks
• Use stealth abilities to evoke fear in the hearts of foes
The Dark Knight mobile game is launching simultaneously on wireless carriers in North America, Asia and Latin America and will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa concurrent with the film release on July 25. For more information, visit www.glu.com.
About Glu Mobile
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 San Clemente, Calif. 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 date of The Dark Knight movie and The Dark Knight mobile game. 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 Glu may fail to successfully execute on the partnership with Warner Bros.; the risk that The Dark Knight movie may not be as successful with consumers as anticipated; the risk that The Dark Knight mobile game 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 May 15, 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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