UNIVERSAL PICTURES DIGITAL PLATFORMS GROUP INTRODUCES THRILLING NEW MOBILE GAME BASED ON THE HIT SCI FI SERIES "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA"
Universal Partners with Glu Mobile to Create a Non-Stop Adventure Experience Aboard the Legendary BSG-75
BURBANK, CA - June 5, 2008 - Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group is teaming with leading global publisher of mobile games, Glu Mobile, for the launch of "Battlestar Galactica," based on the hit television series. This action-packed game stations the player aboard the legendary ship in a top-down shooter position for a thrill-a-minute adventure that stretches from one end of the galaxy to another.
"We are extremely pleased to introduce the 'Battlestar Galactica' game for the mobile phone," said Jeremy Laws, Senior Vice President, Mobile & Broadband, Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group. "On television, 'Battlestar Galactica' is incredibly visual and full of action and we wanted to deliver that same exhilarating experience to the mobile phone gamer. We know that fans of the series will love the adventure that awaits them in 'Battlestar Galactica' the mobile game."
"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to create a mobile game inspired by one of the most popular sci-fi franchises of all time," said Jill Braff, senior vice president, global publishing, Glu. "We worked closely with Universal to create a compelling space-shooter that lets gamers experience the excitement and atmosphere of the Battlestar Galactica universe anytime, anywhere.
How to Play "Battlestar Galactica"
Battlestar Galactica is a top-down shooter game that stations the player aboard the legendary BSG-75. Players have a chance to pilot three types of Vipers or Raptors while defending the Fleet against relentless Cylon attacks. Players begin the game as "rookies" and progress in rank as they play. With each promotion, players unlock new features within the game.
There are 24 possible missions and additional training missions, as well as bonus stages and intense boss battles. "Battlestar Galactica" also allows for multiple-stackable ship upgrades and Wingman powerups.
"Battlestar Galactica" is now available on most major wireless carriers in North America and will be available worldwide shortly.
About Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group:
Universal Pictures Digital Platforms (UPDPG) is responsible for global digital product development, production, licensing, distribution, and growth strategy for the extensive catalogue of Universal's properties across new and emerging digital platforms, including mobile, video game consoles, personal computers, and other portable devices. With a worldwide mandate to help shape the digital future of Universal Pictures, the Group has offices in Universal City, California; London, England; and Tokyo, Japan.
Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group is a unit of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures is a division of NBC Universal, 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. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
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, Hong Kong, China, Sao Paulo and Chile. 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