PARIS, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
After the resounding success of its first digital version of UNO®, Gameloft, a leading publisher of digital and social games, and Mattel are teaming up once again to launch the next iteration of the popular card game, UNO® & Friends. Debuting on iOS and Android smartphones tablets, Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita portable consoles, as well as Facebook UNO® & Friends brings engaging multiplatform play to UNO® fans whenever, wherever they are. This fun and innovative new title will bring together players from around the world, proposing brand new social and multiplayer features.
Since its launch in 2008 on various digital platforms including mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, and consoles, UNO® has become one of Gameloft's most popular franchises with over 63 million downloads. The latest iteration is set to please fans the world over by revolutionizing how you play UNO®
Thanks to new multiplayer functions, UNO® & Friends will allow players to connect with each other whether they play on smartphones, tablets or Facebook. Additionally, users will also enjoy having the ability to challenge up to 3 other players in real time, while interacting using the Voice and Text chat modes as well.
"UNO® is a world-renowned brand, and Gameloft is thrilled to be working with such a respected company as is Mattel on this ambitious project," says Gonzague de Vallois, Senior Vice President of Publishing at Gameloft. "As our goal is to revolutionize the way people play UNO® this new game and its new social features will be at the heart of UNO® & Friends."
"UNO® truly is the game for everyone and partnering with Gameloft creates greater accessibility to fans on the platforms they engage with most," said Nick Karamanos, Vice President, Marketing, Mattel Games. "UNO® & Friends offers our fans new and exciting ways to play, bringing friends and family together in town or across the globe."
UNO® & Friends will be available later this year on Android and iOS smartphones, mobile phones and Facebook. Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita users will also be able to download UNO® & Friends the following spring, 2013.
For more information, please visit Gameloft's website at http://www.gameloft.com.
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, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Real Football®, Modern Combat and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®, and also partners with leading international brands such Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX ®, Mattel® and Ferrari®. Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.
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Jessica W. Lewinstein
PR Manager for North America