Glu Mobile Inc. announced the launch of the classic Atari arcade hit, ASTEROIDS, for mobile phones. The original arcade game released by Atari in 1979 is among the most recognized and successful arcade games of all time. The classic retro space shooter has been reinvented specifically for the mobile platform, with all new enhancements including new themes, bonuses and gameplay modes, as well as "classic mode," which gives gamers the gameplay and graphics true to the original game.
"ASTEROIDS captures the timeless energy and addictive gameplay of the original arcade game, a true reminder of the hours spent at the arcade, but also gives gamers completely new themes, gameplay and graphics that take advantage of today's technology," said Jill Braff, SVP of global publishing, Glu. "Gamers young and old love retro arcade classics like this one and people will be pleasantly surprised by the game's modern depth and sophistication."
Features include:* Option to play the game in classic mode, a mobile reproduction of the original arcade version; a coup for gaming purists* New gameplay modes, complete with unlockable themes and power-ups* New weapons and enhanced graphics and sounds* New features such as the health meter which monitors strength and helps gamers fight longer* Simple controls to make reliving the Asteroids experience quick and easy
ASTEROIDS is the latest Glu title launched through its multi-year, worldwide alliance with Atari Inc. and its affiliates. Glu launched the mobile adaptation of the arcade classic CENTIPEDE in the first quarter of 2007, and SUPER BREAKOUT, Atari's classic block breaking arcade game, is scheduled to debut later this year.
Glu is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles SUPER K.O. BOXING!, STRANDED and BRAIN GENIUS, and titles based on major brands from partners including Atari, Activision, Konami, Harrah's, Hasbro, Warner Bros., Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based San Mateo, California and has offices in London, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, Beijing and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit www.glu.com.