By Quinton Miles
Marvel Comics and MFORMA Group, Inc. announced earlier this morning that they have reached a licensing agreement allowing Marvel’s lineup to be used in mobile phones across the world. In the multi-year deal, MFORMA will co-publish games with Activision, a company that already has a history in making games based on Marvel’s characters.
“Nothing like this has ever before been done in mobile,” said Daniel Kranzler, MFORMA CEO. “Today, the market and mobile technology has matured to the point that a deal of this magnitude is possible. We have spent the last year expanding and building our global distribution and production capabilities so that we can serve the needs of an entertainment powerhouse like Marvel.
“Marvel brands routinely turn gold at the box office and in console gaming and they will do the same in mobile around the world — in Europe, North and South America, and most of Asia. We are pleased beyond words to be working with Marvel and Activision on this fantastic and perfectly-timed opportunity to catapult mobile entertainment to mainstream status all over the world.”
With the exception of the Punisher, the deal will also allow new Marvel content through MFORMA’s global network of more than 100 operators in 39 countries. In addition, the company will also form Marvel Mobile, a new online network featuring links to Marvel Mobile content.
No games have been revealed as of yet, but be sure to check back for more updates.