Los Angeles, Calif. – October 14, 2015 – Vivid Games, a leading independent game developer, and MGM Interactive, a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), today announced the upcoming launch of REAL BOXING™ 2: CREED, the official free-to-play mobile game of the highly anticipated film Creed, available this November.
“Partnering with MGM and working with one of the biggest boxing movies in entertainment history is a tremendous achievement for our company that greatly increases the appeal and overall marketing potential of our product,” says Remigiusz Koscielny, Vivid Games’ CEO. “We see this as the perfect match between Creed and the future of boxing games with ‘REAL BOXING™ 2,” he adds.
“Vivid’s sustained success with the original REAL BOXING™ game makes them an ideal partner for the official Creed mobile game,” said Tricia Samuels, MGM VP Global Licensing, Consumer Products & Interactive. “We are delighted to work with them and combine two successful entertainment experiences for the ultimate mobile game fan.”
The upcoming film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema reunites award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, and explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story, starring Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role.
Coogler directs from a screenplay he wrote with Aaron Covington, based on characters from the “Rocky” series written by Sylvester Stallone. Creed is being produced by Irwin Winkler Robert Chartoff, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton and Sylvester Stallone, with Nicholas Stern executive producing.
In Creed, Adonis Johnson (Jordan), son of world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed heads to Philadelphia to track down Rocky Balboa (Stallone) and ask him to be his trainer. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring. The film hits theaters worldwide on November 25, 2015.
At initial launch of REAL BOXING™ 2: CREED, the player will start as an upstart boxer with legendary Rocky Balboa training them. Once the player is able to unlock levels they will be able to jump in the ring and fight as Adonis Johnson, progressing through the game’s unique seamless single and multiplayer campaign. Future updates to the game will include classic matches from the past films in the iconic ”Rocky” franchise, allowing the player to fight legendary battles against Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang,and Ivan Drago.
The free-to-play mobile game from Vivid Games (developer behind the award winning Real Boxing mobile game franchise) is scheduled to release on the App Store and Google Play Store in advance of the film this November. The partnership was arranged and supported by Funtactix, the only independent publisher focused exclusively on building free-to-play games for major box-office films.
More about “CREED” on the movie’s Official Website: http://creedthemovie.com
More about “REAL BOXING™ 2” on the game’s Official Website: http://realboxing2.com
ABOUT VIVID GAMES
Vivid Games is one of Europe’s premier emerging independent development studios, with a passion for accessible and engaging gaming at the heart of its philosophy. Founded in 2006, with offices located in Bydgoszcz and Warsaw, Poland, the company is making a valuable contribution to the worldwide games development community. Vivid Games has become renowned for its specialization in cross-platform development, working both with licensed brands and exciting new IPs of its own. For more information, visit www.vividgames.com.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels and is the majority owner of and distributor for United Artists Media Group (UAMG). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
Funtactix is the only independent publisher focused exclusively on building free-to-play games for major box-office films and TV shows. The team has decades of combined experience in building, marketing, licensing, and managing IP-based games across a wide range of platforms. The Funtactix formula of best-in-class entertainment properties with world-class development has led to a string of successes, garnering industry recognition and praise from fans. The company’s games have rallied tens of millions of players on mobile and social platforms like iOS, Android and Facebook. Funtactix is headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit www.funtactix.com and follow @funtactix.