According to WrestlingInc, today Glu Mobile Inc. announced that it has an intention on making a WWE based mobile game to add to their library of pre-existing sports and pop culture based games.
The following video is an example of what the company creating the game is capable of, as this is a recent release from them. This doesn’t mean the WWE game, which is expected to be released in 2018 will be similar by any means, but it does give an example of the quality fans should expect.
They released the following statement:
Glu and WWE® Partner on Development of Upcoming Mobile Game
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games, today announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement with WWE (NYSE: WWE), a recognized leader in global entertainment, to develop a mobile game featuring WWE Superstars, logos and marks. Currently being developed by the same studio as Glu’s largest sports franchise, Tap Sports Baseball, Glu’s WWE title will include simple, one-touch gameplay mechanics with deep meta game features.
The project will utilize the names and likenesses of many of the organization’s most popular legends including The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Triple H, as well as current roster of fan-favorites such as John Cena, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
“As a leader in sports entertainment, WWE features an enormous universe of WWE Superstars and ever-evolving storylines,” said Chris Akhavan, Glu’s Chief Revenue Officer. “We can’t wait to translate the emotional connection WWE has with its audience into a mobile game that fans are going to love.”
“WWE fans are digitally-savvy and always looking for new content featuring their favorite Superstars,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “Glu’s previous successes in the casual sports genre make them the perfect developer to bring this project to life.”
Currently slated for global release in 2018, Glu will release additional information on the game’s development at a later date.
Glu Mobile Inc. is known for a variety of games including the Contract Killer series, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Deer Hunter, Scooby Doo Call of Duty and Tap Sports Baseball, among many others that you can find here.
I can’t wait for this to come out, assuming everything goes to plan. It seems like an amazing opportunity for a new, inventive wrestling game. Maybe it is like GM Mode?
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