CES 2013: Gameloft
by: Dan Keener
NEWS – Sean and I had the opportunity to sit down with Jessica and Tom from Gameloft’s marketing team to talk about a couple of titles they have in the pipeline. The first title was Blitz Brigade, which is set in a WWII setting, but with a cartoon graphical look that resembles Team Fortress 2. In fact, the game is very similar to TF2 in other ways including classes such as sniper, engineer, a heavy and so on. The multiplayer will also be across the Gameloft LIVE! network. There will also be a single-player mode, but instead of a campaign, it will consist more of challenges where you have to complete a task and earn a rating based on how well you do it. It sounds like replay value for single-player will come from the desire to try and get the best rating. Expect Blitz Brigade to become available for iOS and Android sometime early in 2013
The second game they talked about was UNO & Friends. The game was announced last year for iOS, Android and Facebook and has released on Android so far. We were given an updated release time frame of Q1 2013. It is expected to come out after Blitz Brigade, and will be cross-platform and use Gameloft LIVE! once it hits all three channels.
Although he wasn’t able to provide details yet, Tom did drop this little nugget for Gameloft fans. He promised that a big sequel to one of Gameloft’s most popular titles is in the works and that fans of the game would be really happy.