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Gameloft, Universal Pictures And Illumination Entertainment To Bring All-new Despicable Me Game To App Stores

PARIS, February 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) are thrilled to announce a unique and collaborative partnership to exclusively develop and publish a high-quality Despicable Me game for iOS and Android.  Universal Pictures and Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment are releasing the 3D-CG comedy adventure, Despicable Me 2, in theaters on July 3, 2013.  

Gameloft's development studios are working in unprecedented collaboration with the entire creative team at Illumination Entertainment to capture the distinct humor and heart of the film brand within the game.  Players of all ages will be immersed in the world of Despicable Me and its cast of engaging characters through innovative and highly addictive gameplay.

" 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, " said Gonzague de Vallois, Gameloft's Senior Vice President of Publishing.   " 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. "

" Gameloft has a proven ability to bring characters to life through compelling mobile games, " said Stephanie Sperber, President, UP&L.  " 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 new Despicable Me game will launch this summer on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

For more information, please visit http://www.gameloft.com

About  Despicable Me 2

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster  Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10 th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.  In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru ( Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.   http://www.despicable.me

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