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Universal enlists Gameloft to develop Despicable Me 2 mobile game

Universal enlists Gameloft to develop Despicable Me 2 mobile game
Zen Terrelonge

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Games / Gameloft / February 11th 2013 at 5:08PM

Freemium title will launch this summer to coincide with the film release.

Nissan recently sealed a commercial deal with Gameloft, which saw its Juke Nismo vehicle debut in Asphalt 7: Heat ahead of physical showrooms.

The games publisher has now been enlisted by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment to develop the mobile game version of 3D computer generated film Despicable Me 2, which hits cinemas on July 3rd.

Gameloft will launch Despicable Me 2 on Android and iOS devices, working alongside the Illumination creative team to ensure the movie's distinct humour is replicated on the small screen.

Gonzague de Vallois, Gameloft’s SVP of publishing, said: "Despicable Me is one of the most adored film franchises in the world, and its upcoming sequel is one of the most highly-anticipated blockbusters for this summer.

"This is a perfect partnership for us that will drive success for both parties by having the talent, dedication, and passion needed to make a high-quality game for multiple platforms, and a proven success rate in translating popular IP’s into mobile games."

Stephanie Sperber, President, Universal Partnerships & Licensing, said: "Gameloft has a proven ability to bring characters to life through compelling mobile games. Audiences love the characters in Despicable Me – and they are creating an engaging game for kids, teens and adults around the world to interact in an incredibly fun and exciting way."

The Despicable Me 2 game will be released this summer to coincide with the big screen premiere.