Duo Games and Gameloft Announce New Duo Gamer™ Controller for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®

SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Leading digital game publisher and innovative game accessory maker join forces to provide consumers with a 'kick back', console-style gaming experience

Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Duo Games, the worldwide leader in iOS-exclusive game accessories, today announced the launch and availability of Duo Gamer™, a handheld game controller which allows users to experience 'kick back', console-style gaming on their iPad or big screen TV via iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®.

Duo Gamer is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller that allows gamers to play fast-paced console-style games on their iOS device, with the familiar controls of a handheld controller. Simply dock your iOS device in the handy Duo Gamer stand, connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, launch your favorite Gameloft game, and then game away using Duo Gamer. In addition, gamers can connect their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to a TV for an even more immersive gameplay experience.

"We've worked closely with Gameloft to ensure that Duo Gamer is optimized to the fullest extent for their rich, immersive game apps," said Mike Sievert, CEO of Duo Games. "By providing gamers with the first and only console-style gamepad controller for iOS, we are giving them the ability to enjoy a 'kick back' experience while still harnessing the power and graphics capabilities that iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch offer. This will be a game-changer."

Product features include:

  • Dual analog thumb-sticks
  • Six buttons plus d-pad
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • A handy stand for holding your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Duo Gamer works exclusively with a number of popular Gameloft titles currently including Asphalt 7: Heat, Order & Chaos Online, and N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, with more to come soon.

"Gameloft is excited to collaborate with Duo Games to provide iOS gamers with a new way to enjoy some of our most popular titles," said Alexandre Tan, Business Development Director at Gameloft.

Duo Gamer is available now for $79.99 and can be found at Apple.com (starting October 5th), Amazon.com and at Target Stores nationwide.

For more information about Gameloft and their growing lineup of digital titles, please visit the website at http://www.gameloft.com.

About Gameloft

A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set-top boxes and connected TVs. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Real Football®, Modern Combat, and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®, and also partners with major rights holders including Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®. Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.

Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft's sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the US.

About Duo Games

Based in Seattle, Duo Games is a unit of Discovery Bay Games, the worldwide leader in mobile and tablet gaming accessories and supporting apps. In addition to developing original content, the company partners with the most recognized content owners in the world to deliver enhanced tablet play experiences to consumers. Discovery Bay is led by experienced game developers and professionals from a bevy of high-profile companies including Microsoft/XBox, AT&T, Cranium, Hasbro, and Screenlife. For more information, visit Duo Games or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.

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SOURCE Gameloft