The Animated Franchise Will Get Its Own Genre-Bending AAA Mobile Game
on iOS and Android
TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Plarium, a developer of mobile, social, and web-based games with over
250 million users, today announced a partnership with Twentieth Century
Fox to bring the Academy Award-nominated Rio franchise to fans
worldwide on Android and iOS mobile devices with Rio: Match 3 Party.
Releasing this spring, the game features a creative mix of match-3
puzzles, mini-games, and character collection to create a fun and
exciting Rio experience for players of all ages. The game will
also feature fan-favorite characters from the film including Blu, Nico,
Jewel, Roberto, Gabi, Luiz, Pedro, Rafael, Bia, and more.
“Blu is back,” said Rick Phillips, EVP of Fox Interactive. “We’re
excited to embark on this new Rio adventure with our trusted
partners at Plarium. This new game promises to create a fun twist on
puzzle games with the vivid colors and characters of Rio.”
Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014) feature a
star-studded cast led by voice work from Jesse Eisenberg (Social
Network, Batman v. Superman) that follows the adventures of
Blu, a rare Blue Spix’s Macaw, as he makes his way through Rio de
Janeiro, and the jungles of the Amazon. The new Rio mobile game
will allow fans to play through these beautiful and iconic locations.
“Through our partnership with Fox, we’re bringing a beloved animated
franchise to all the fans around the globe in a completely new and
compelling way,” said Avi Shalel, CEO at Plarium. “The game will
offer a true AAA mobile game experience that will push the limits of
visual fidelity, while emphasizing the authenticity of the characters
that made Rio a hit in the first place.”
This is the second partnership between Plarium and Twentieth Century
Fox. For more information on Rio: Match 3 Party as it develops,
please visit: http://plarium.com/.
Founded in 2009, Plarium Global Ltd. is dedicated to creating the best
mobile and social experience for hardcore gamers worldwide. With over
250 million registered users, we’re proud to be consistently ranked
among Facebook’s top hardcore game developers. Plarium employs more than
1000 individuals and is headquartered in Israel with eight offices and
development studios across Europe and the United States. Our hardcore
mobile and social games are available on all major social networks,
including Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and Mail.ru, as well as web
browsers, iOS and Android.
About Fox Interactive:
Fox Interactive, a division of the newly-formed FoxNext group, produces
award-winning games and apps based on Twentieth Century Fox’s
globally-recognized film and television properties. Fox Interactive’s
products bring triple-A quality and enjoyment to millions of players
every day with games including ALIEN™ ISOLATION, ANGRY BIRDS™ RIO, THE
SIMPSONS™ TAPPED OUT, FAMILY GUY: THE QUEST FOR STUFF, FUTURAMA: GAME OF
DRONES, SUGAR SMASH: THE BOOK OF LIFE and many more.