"Despicable Me: Minion Rush," the widely popular Gameloft title is now available on Kakao Game Platform
SEOUL, South Korea, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L), and Despicable Me creators Illumination Entertainment, today announced that "Despicable Me: Minion Rush," the game companion based on the franchise, is now available on the Kakao Game platform. This coincides with the highly-anticipated release of Despicable Me 2 in Korean theaters on September 12, 2013.
"Despicable Me: Minion Rush" is a wild ride through the world of Despicable Me, as your Minion jumps, flies and dodges obstacles in this infinite runner game. Players of all ages will be immersed in the world of the popular film franchise and its cast of engaging characters through innovative and highly-addictive gameplay. Immersed in environments from the Despicable Me movies, users will play as a Minion with their KakaoTalk friends in hilarious and fast-paced challenges that promise many hours of fun.
"We are delighted to launch our popular mobile game on the highly social Kakao Game platform. This new release will help us to get closer to casual game users in the Korean market," said Gonzague De Vallois Senior Vice President Publishing at Gameloft. "We plan to continue to support various events and content updates for "Despicable Me: Minion Rush" fans on Kakao Game platform."
"We are thrilled to release Gameloft's global hit game, "Despicable Me: Minion Rush" on the Kakao Game platform," said Jin Lee, Head of Communications at Kakao. "Our platform is a real success in Korea and the partnership with Gameloft will bring a brand new gaming experience and offer new and exciting content to all of our users."
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About Despicable Me 2
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. http://www.despicable.me
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set-top boxes and connected TVs. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Order & Chaos, Modern Combat or Dungeon Hunter and also partners with major rights holders including Universal®, Illumination Entertainment®, Disney®, Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®.
Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (Euronext: GFT.PA, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft is traded OTC in the US (sponsored Level 1 ADR ticker: GLOFY).
About Kakao Corp
Kakao Corporation is the provider of KakaoTalk, a mobile messaging application and global mobile social platform based in South Korea. Since the launch of its app in 2010, Kakao has solidified its position as a leader in the mobile industry, expanding its service beyond messaging to a social platform encompassing games, digital contents, marketing, commerce and more. KakaoTalk currently has more than 100 million registered users from 230 countries, and as many as 5.2 billion messages are delivered every day in form of text, photos, video and voice. As a global, cross-platform application, it is available in 13 languages, on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Bada OS. Kakao's mission is to build a symbiotic mobile ecosystem at the global scale, offering a mobile social platform that provides win-win solutions for users and third-party partners alike. For more information, visit http://www.kakao.com/talk/en.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal's consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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