Gameloft and Fox Mobile Entertainment Bring
AvatarTM to the Mobile Screen
NEW YORK – Gameloft®, a leading publisher and developer of downloadable video games, today announced a licensing agreement with Fox Mobile Entertainment to develop, publish and distribute the mobile game based on Avatar, Academy Award®-winner James Cameron’s highly anticipated epic action adventure film.
With Avatar, the director of “Titanic,” takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination. The film delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make it, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.
“With a riveting storyline and compelling characterization, Avatar: the Mobile Game will raise the bar for the mobile game user experience,” said Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice-president, Gameloft. “Gameloft’s expertise in movie-based games, promises the Avatar mobile game will have tremendous appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers alike.”
“Fox Mobile Entertainment has enjoyed a successful relationship with Gameloft, and we have every confidence that the Avatar mobile game will display the same level of quality, creativity, and innovation that are hallmarks of Gameloft’s mobile titles,” said Andrew Stalbow, senior vice president, Fox Mobile Entertainment. Marking Gameloft’s third collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox. Avatar: the Mobile Game will launch at the end of 2009. It will be available on all mobile platforms worldwide.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones and consoles. Established in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew, Windows Mobile or Symbian technology. The total number of games-enabled handsets is anticipated to exceed four billion units by 2012. Gameloft games are also available to players on WiiWare and DS, Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Arcade, Apple’s iPod, iPod touch and iPhones, and PCs.
Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, ABC, Dreamworks Animations SKG, Endemol, 20th Century Fox, Viacom, Sony Pictures, Touchtone Television, Warner Bros., FifPro, Ferrari, Paris Hilton, Gus Hansen, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Chuck Norris, Jonny Wilkinson or Robinho allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles such as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York Nights.
Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online shop, Gameloft has a distribution network in over 80 countries. Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Montreal, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Caracas, Sao Polo, Santiago, Paris, London, Cologne, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Helsinki, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Bucharest, New Delhi, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN:)
About Fox Mobile Entertainment
Fox Mobile Entertainment (FME) is the exclusive mobile licensor of all Fox Filmed Entertainment content. In addition to distributing mobile video and managing mobile video channels, FME focuses on the exploitation of Fox Filmed Entertainment intellectual property across all mobile platforms. Popular titles licensed through FME include the television properties 24, The Simpsons, and Family Guy, as well as major motion pictures such as Night at the Museum 2 and Ice Age 3.
For further information, please contact:
Sanette Chao – Director, Public Relations – Phone 212.994.2495 [email protected]