PARIS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, joins the European launch of the Nintendo 3DS system with its first title, Asphalt 3D, on March 25. Gameloft, the developer of Asphalt 3D, has assigned in-store distribution to Ubisoft, with distribution in Japan managed by Konami. Gameloft will expand its catalog of downloadable games when the Nintendo eShop launches for the 3DS.
"The Nintendo 3DS system offers developers new tools to create unique game experiences on a mobile console," said Michel Guillemot, president of Gameloft. "At the height of technology, with glasses free 3D viewing and the ability to connect players in unique ways, the 3DS allows us to offer fresh and attractive gameplay for new communities of players."
With its unique functionalities, exceeding current gaming standards, the 3DS brings new features to video games and offers an exclusive community experience. Gameloft will integrate the StreetPass function into its titles, which allows the exchange of game data between Nintendo 3DS systems. For example, Asphalt 3D players can compare performances with friends or the whole world and win in-game currency by connecting with other players. In addition to the new community features, the new Circle Pad, motion sensor and gyro sensor allow Gameloft to offer rich game experiences for the future catalog of Nintendo 3DS.
Gameloft will launch numerous best-selling games in the coming months, starting with Let's Golf! 2, the first Gameloft title to arrive on the Nintendo eShop.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) 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(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO(R), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's Avatar(TM), Ferrari(R) and Sonic Unleashed(R). Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 2 : Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
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