Scopely and WWE® Announce Strategic Partnership; Reveal WWE Champions Coming to iOS and Android Devices in 2016
Scopely, the leading touchscreen entertainment network, has entered into a new partnership with global entertainment company WWE to publish a free to play mobile game, WWE Champions, currently in limited market tests for a 2016 global release. The partnership extends the power of WWE's global brand, and adds to the diverse and successful catalog of Scopely games based on celebrated brands and entertainment franchises. WWE Champions will be the first release from Scopely's multi-title partnership with award-winning developer Kung Fu Factory.
"Scopely is powering the next generation of interactive entertainment through our robust publishing infrastructure and product expertise," said Walter Driver, CEO of Scopely. "With WWE, we are creating and evolving the mobile WWE experience with daily gameplay events that continue to bring WWE's brand, talent, and legendary moments to life."
WWE Champions allows players to collect more than 100 different Superstars and Legends where they can enter the ring for intense 3D action powered by fast and engaging puzzle play. The game is currently in test markets, and will launch worldwide on Android and iOS devices later this year.
"Scopely's expertise in creating authentic branded mobile game experiences made them an ideal partner," said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. "Together with Scopely, we've planned an expansive slate of mobile gaming content to keep WWE's passionate fan base engaged."
WWE Champions is the latest entry in Scopely's growing catalog of successful games based on beloved entertainment brands and is an exciting new addition to WWE's portfolio of chart-topping mobile game releases, which includes WWE SuperCard and WWE Immortals. Scopely's The Walking Dead: Road to Survival and YAHTZEE With Buddies, released in 2015, continue to rank in the Top 40 of the Top Grossing Games charts on both iOS and Android.
Scopely is the leading touchscreen entertainment network. Founded in 2011, Scopely creates genre-defining hit games for casual and core gamers, working with the top development partners in the world. Scopely's success is fueled by market leading skills in game design, live services, marketing, analytics, business development, ads and more from world-class talent. Scopely's great gameplay experiences earn the loyalty and love of millions of players around the world. In November 2014, Scopely closed a Series A funding round of $35 million to scale the business, expand the corporate team and diversify the company's catalog of mobile game titles across original and globally celebrated entertainment properties. In August 2015, Inc. Magazine named Scopely the #9 fastest-growing private company in U.S. That same month, Scopely became a Top 25 Publisher in America according to AppAnnie. To learn more, please visit www.scopely.com.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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