Gameloft signed an exclusive multi-year, multi-product mobile game licensing agreement with Marvel Entertainment. The deal will start in 2009 with mobile games based on Spider-Man and on Iron Man 2, the movie sequel that will be released in 2010.
Spider-Man will be Gameloft's first Marvel Comics-based mobile game to be released in 2009 across all major carrier decks. This play is being made on the background of forecasts that the total number of games-enabled handsets will exceed four billion units by 2012.
Gameloft creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. Gameloft games are also available to players on WiiWare and DS, Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Arcade, Apple's iPod, iTouch and iPhones, and PCs.
Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online shop, Gameloft has a distribution network in at least 80 countries.