SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced the company has partnered with world renowned action star Jason Statham on a new mobile game expected to be titled Sniper X: Kill Confirmed. Statham marks Glu’s first male celebrity partner, and will bring a new audience demographic to the company’s growing celebrity gaming portfolio.
“Jason Statham’s action persona and strong social following make him an ideal partner for Sniper X: Kill Confirmed. We look forward to launching this new title to a global audience of mobile action gaming fans, including Jason’s social audience of more than 54 million followers*,” said Niccolo de Masi, Glu Chairman and CEO. “I’m pleased to welcome Jason to Glu’s celebrity portfolio and believe this new partnership will cement Glu’s leadership in the Hollywood gaming space.”
Known for his explosive acting roles, Statham has starred in more than 40 blockbuster films including such global franchises as THE EXPENDABLES and THE FAST & THE FURIOUS, and most recently, SPY.
Currently slated for global release in fall 2015, Sniper X: Kill Confirmed will incorporate Statham’s name, likeness, and voice in the high-pressure, first-person shooter gameplay.
With the addition of Statham, Glu’s celebrity gaming platform is now supported by nearly 650 million** total social followers.
*Statham’s social audience as of August 3, 2015: 51.5 million on Facebook, and 2.5 million on Instagram.
**Based on the combined Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vevo, and Vine audiences of Katy Perry, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, and Statham as of August 3, 2015. There is some fan overlap among these social channels and celebrities.
Statham is represented by Creative Artists Agency, Steve Chasman of Current Entertainment, and attorneys Jacob Bloom and Patrick Knapp of Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP.
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" related to the business of Glu Mobile Inc., including statements regarding that Glu expects that its partnership with Statham will add a new audience demographic to the company’s growing celebrity gaming portfolio; Jason Statham’s action persona and strong social following making him an ideal partner for Glu’s upcoming action game expected to be titled Sniper X: Kill Confirmed, the belief that this new partnership will cement Glu’s leadership in the Hollywood gaming space and the expected launch date for Sniper X: Kill Confirmed. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk that we do not realize the expected benefits from our agreement with Jason Statham; the risk that we will not be able to capitalize on the social following of Jason Statham; consumer demand for smartphones, tablets and next-generation platforms does not grow as significantly as we anticipate or that we will be unable to capitalize on any such growth; the risk that we do not realize a sufficient return on our investment with respect to our efforts to develop free-to-play games for smartphones, tablets and next-generation platforms; and the risk of product delays. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our public filings with the SEC. Glu is not under obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as CONTRACT KILLER, COOKING DASH, DEER HUNTER, DINER DASH, DINO HUNTER: DEADLY SHORES, ETERNITY WARRIORS, FRONTLINE COMMANDO, RACING RIVALS, and TAP SPORTS BASEBALL, and branded IP games including KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOOD, ROBOCOP: THE OFFICIAL GAME, TERMINATOR GENYSIS: REVOLUTION, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. Glu’s unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with major U.S. offices outside Seattle and in Long Beach, and international locations in Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Russia. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment wherever they see the ‘g’ character logo or at www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at www.facebook.com/glumobile.
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