New Assassin's Creed game, Gameloft's 'Gang Domination' coming to GREE platform

A new Assassin's Creed mobile game will launch in December of this year for English and Japanese audiences. The title is being developed by Ubisoft and GREE. In the same breath, GREE is teaming up with Gameloft on Gang Domination, which will be available on various smartphone devices this coming June.

So, what's GREE? Beyond being a company with way too much money, it's a mobile publisher/platform that's huge in Japan and is moving into the global marketplace, launching the GREE Platform in the second quarter of 2012. The company bought mobile social network OpenFeint last year and has offices in Tokyo, San Francisco, London, Beijing, Sao Paulo and Dubai. The company states: "GREE will continue to aggressively expand worldwide."

"GREE will continue to focus on building relationships with third party game developers and publishers as it moves towards releasing its new platform."

So, if GREE wasn't on your radar before, it appears to be a company you're going to be hearing about a lot in the near future.
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GREE AND UBISOFT® TEAM UP TO DELIVER
NEW ASSASSIN'S CREED MOBILE GAME



New Title in Popular Franchise Will be Exclusive to the GREE Platform



Burlingame, CA - February 21st, 2012- Today, GREE and Ubisoft announced an agreement to bring a brand-new Assassin's Creed mobile game to the upcoming GREE Platform. GREE Platform will launch in Q2 2012, and the new Assassin's Creed title will be available in December in English and Japanese, with other languages to follow.



Since its launch in 2007, Assassin's Creed has become one of the world's best-selling game franchises, with the first four console games selling more than 38 million units worldwide. This year, Assassins Creed 3 will mark the biggest launch in Ubisoft's history, thanks to more than three years' development spent on revolutionizing the franchise's epic, intense and immersive gameplay and storytelling. Assassin's Creed also has transcended console gaming by branching out into other areas of entertainment, including comic books, novels, and short films. With today's announcement, Ubisoft and GREE are committing to delivering a new and innovative social gaming experience to the franchise, available exclusively on the GREE Platform and through iOS and Android devices.



GREE Platform is a global, mobile, social gaming platform that will connect gamers with high-quality content from around the world while offering developers access to a fully "borderless" cross-platform network of high-engagement iOS and Android players. GREE will continue to focus on building relationships with third party game developers and publishers as it moves towards releasing its new platform.



For more information about GREE, please visit www.gree-corp.com.



About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.



About GREE, Inc.

GREE is a global mobile social gaming company at the forefront of mobile technology. GREE is now focused on building the leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers worldwide, with an emphasis on creating and supporting unique free-to-play game content. The new GREE Platform will be available in Q2 2012. Following the acquisition of OpenFeint in April 2011, GREE's robust network now reaches over 190 million players and offers over 7,500 game applications to users around the world. With offices in Tokyo (head office), San Francisco, London, Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Dubai, GREE will continue to aggressively expand worldwide.



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GREE and the GREE logo are registered trademarks of GREE, Inc. All other trademarks are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.



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GREE and Gameloft Join Forces to Develop "Gang Domination"

on the New GREE Platform



Burlingame, CA – February 21, 2012 - In great anticipation for the upcoming launch of the borderless GREE Platform between April and June 2012, Gameloft, a leading worldwide digital and social game publisher and GREE have announced a partnership to release the new title Gang Domination. As a new social game offered for download in English and Japanese, Gang Domination will be made available on various smartphone devices this coming June, 2012.



As a mob-themed card game offering a brand new experience for the GREE Platform, the title will allow players to cooperate and battle each other as they try to form the most powerful gang. Gameloft has already proven its expertise in games of this genre through its "Gangstar" franchise with the latest installment, Gangstar Rio, placing among the Top 10 Grossing apps on the App Store.



"Social card games are considered the most popular social games in Japan. 'Gang Domination' will be Gameloft's first social card game, and we're thrilled to work on this project with a leading player in this market such as GREE," stated Michel Guillemot, President and founder of Gameloft.



"I am very happy to be able to provide a new "Gangs" game of Gameloft, which has strong track record with its "Gangstar" licence. We hope the game will take full advantage of our 190 million users worldwide on our platform. " stated Yoshikazu Tanaka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GREE.



For more information about GREE, please visit www.gree-corp.com.





About GREE, Inc.

GREE is a global mobile social gaming company at the forefront of mobile technology. GREE is now focused on building the leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers worldwide, with an emphasis on creating and supporting unique free-to-play game content. The new GREE Platform will be available in Q2 2012. Following the acquisition of OpenFeint in April 2011, GREE's robust network now reaches over 190 million players and offers over 7,500 game applications to users around the world. With offices in Tokyo (head office), San Francisco, London, Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Dubai, GREE will continue to aggressively expand worldwide.



GREE and the GREE logo are trademarks of GREE, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.



About Gameloft:

A leading global publisher of video games 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 (Apple® iOS and Android®), set-top boxes, Smart TVs and consoles. Partnership agreements with major rights holders have allowed Gameloft to associate its games with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron's Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,500 developers.

Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).

Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).

Gameloft's sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the US.



© 2012 Gameloft - All rights reserved - Gameloft and the Gameloft logo are trademarks of Gameloft in the U.S. and other countries

This article was originally published on Joystiq.