Gameloft bringing Uno to WiiWare/DSiWare
NEW YORK, January 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones and consoles, announced today a worldwide multi-year licensing agreement to develop, publish and distribute the popular card game, UNO(TM). In addition to the iPhone and iPod versions currently available, UNO(TM) will now also be available across mobile phones, PlayStation 3 Network, PlayStation Portable Network, WiiWare and DSi Ware. The game will be available for these platforms in 2009.
“This agreement is the first step towards a long and successful relationship between Mattel, one of the world’s premier toy companies and Gameloft, the global leader in video game development,” said Michel Guillemot, president, Gameloft. “UNO is one of the most recognized card games in the world and we are excited to extend it beyond mobile and onto a whole host of console executions.”
“Gameloft is a one stop shop for quality video game development and they have firmly established their excellence in this industry for years,” said Cynthia Neiman, Vice President, Mattel Digital Play. “Gameloft’s successful launch of UNO on the iPhone and iPod has given us tremendous confidence in their ability to continue to deliver our flagship card game to a new generation of players and UNO fans alike.”
UNO(TM) is the best selling card game and is number one for family fun. Players compete to match colors and symbols. Go wild with special command cards such as “Skip” and “Reverse” and be the first to play all your cards and shout “UNO!”
UNO and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel, Inc. (c) 2008 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.