Gameloft made the following announcement today:
Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of mobile and console games, today announced an exclusive multi-year, multi-product mobile game licensing agreement with top-tier entertainment company Marvel Entertainment. The agreement commences in 2009 with mobile games based upon the legendary comic book adventures of Spider-Man, as well as a mobile game based upon Iron Man 2, 2010’s blockbuster sequel to the $570 million worldwide box office smash.
“Marvel has introduced some of the most iconic and renowned characters ever created, and has successfully brought them to life via every mass-market entertainment platform available,” said Michel Guillemot, president, Gameloft. “We are excited to partner with them and bring a new vision of creativity and excitement to the mobile platform through one of the strongest development and distribution networks in the industry.”
“Gameloft has earned its well-deserved reputation for excellence as a developer and publisher of top-selling mobile games,” said Ira Rubenstein, Executive Vice President, Marvel’s Global Digital Media Group. “When you combine that level of execution with worldwide distribution, it is easy to see why Gameloft is the ideal partner to bring Spider-Man and Iron Man 2 to mobile gaming.”
Spider-Man will be Gameloft’s first Marvel Comics-based mobile game to be released in 2009 across all major carrier decks. For more information go to Gameloft.com.