Electronic Arts and JAMDAT Mobile have announced a merger agreement involving the mobile game company’s acquisition. The goal is to publish fifty titles for the cell phone market in the next twelve months. The planned titles span from casual games like Tetris and Bejewled to EA staples like Need for SPeed and EA Sports titles, including Madden.
“This is an important strategic acquisition for Electronic Arts,” said EA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry Probst. “Together we intend to build a leading global position in the rapidly growing business of providing games on mobile phones. We look forward to the JAMDAT team joining EA.”
“We think the combination of EA and JAMDAT will benefit our shareholders,” said JAMDAT Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mitch Lasky. “The combination of EA and EA SPORTS, along with JAMDAT’s casual blockbusters like Tetris, Bejeweled and JAMDAT Bowling, will create a powerful product line-up.”
The acquisition is expected to close in EA’s fiscal fourth quarter.