Poker Superstar Gus Hansen and Gameloft Team Up On Mobile Video Game Deal

Gameloft, a leading publisher and developer of games for mobile phones has created a mobile game featuring poker player and Poker Royalty client Gus Hansen. ‘Million Dollar Poker Featuring Gus Hansen’ will be launched in early November and will be available for download through most carriers worldwide.

The game will offer fans a full Texas Hold’em game that provides the most realistic poker experience on mobile, matching TV tournaments’ rules, exciting atmospheres and player techniques by way of advanced A.I. that was developed in collaboration with Gus Hansen.

“I felt it was important to contribute to the game’s creation,” said Gus Hansen. “Gameloft is renowned for their production capabilities, so it was a great experience to gain insight into the mobile process, but also share my experience and expertise in poker. As a result of our collaboration, this game really has a unique feel which differentiates it from other poker games out there.”

“We were thrilled to work with the best poker player in the business,” said Nabil Laredj, Licensing Manager for Gameloft. “We are confident that poker enthusiasts of all levels will appreciate the game and its attention to detail.”

Gus Hansen is widely regarded as being one of the greats of the game. He is one of only three players inducted into the World Poker Tour Poker Walk of Fame, shortly after becoming the only three time WPT champion. Hansen’s 2007 tournament year includes an Aussie Millions win, his 7th WPT final table in Barcelona, a 61st at the WSOP Main Event, and a 10th at the WSOP Europe Main Event. In 2004, Gus was voted one of People magazine’s sexiest men alive.

“Given Gus’ international appeal and fan base, he was a natural fit to headline a mobile game with worldwide distribution in over 75 countries,” said James Sullivan, Executive Vice President of Poker Royalty, in announcing the deal. “Gameloft is one of the largest mobile publishers in the world, including partnerships with leading international brands, and we are thrilled poker is now part of their great portfolio of new products.”

The game’s features will include both a quick play game and a more in-depth career mode, which will allow players a chance to play like a pro, and earn as much money as they can in a year on the in-game tournament trail. The game also features highly developed artificial intelligence, thanks to Gus Hansen’s expertise, allowing characters to react just like humans. The game also pits you against a massive amount of new competitors, so the player will never have a repeat opponent. With a substantial number of opponents to play against, every player is able to find a competitor that is within their skill level. Designed for the both the novice and experienced gamer, Million Dollar Poker featuring Gus Hansen, is one of the most realistic poker simulations on mobile phones.