Gameloft today announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with Viacom Consumer Products, Inc. to develop, publish and distribute the wireless game version of the biggest movie event of the year, Steven Spielberg?s War of the Worlds starring international superstar Tom Cruise.
With exclusive gaming rights for the movie, Gameloft will develop the War of the Worlds storyline into a mobile game and distribute it through Gameloft?s wide network of carriers, partners and its online store. The agreement reinforces Gameloft?s strong position in mobile gaming and adds to the company?s growing list of licenses with strong international brands.
War of the Worlds is a contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic. The sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it.
Gameloft?s version of War of the Worlds will be invading mobile handsets June 29th, 2005, in sync with the worldwide movie release.