DeNA Teams Up with the National Football League and NFL PLAYERS to Launch
the Mobile Card Game NFL Matchups
Competitive NFL Title Enables Users to Build a Collection of All-Star Players
SAN FRANCISCO -- January 15, 2013
DeNA Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2432) has teamed up with the National Football League
(NFL) and NFL Players Inc. (NFL PLAYERS) to bring the NFL mobile social card
game NFL Matchups to DeNA’s Mobage social games platform. Featuring hundreds
of NFL players, NFL Matchups challenges gamers to build the ultimate football
card collection. The game is available now for free download on Android and is
coming soon to iOS mobile devices.
In NFL Matchups each gamer competes to win new offensive and defensive
playmakers as they build a top-notch collection of digital player cards. Users
take their collection into head-to-head gridiron contests where each player’s
unique stats, in combination with strategic offensive and defensive formation
choices, can give them an edge. With league and tour gameplay modes, gamers
can evolve the players on their squad over time to improve their stats and
build the ultimate digital trading card collection.
“DeNA is proud to partner with the NFL and the NFL PLAYERS to deliver NFL
Matchups to the millions of dedicated football fans looking for an experience
that tests their NFL knowledge, strategy and skill, and a new way to interact
with their favorite players,” said Irfan Virk, CEO of DeNA Studios Canada.
“The game provides fans with a new way to interact with their favorite players
and offers them an opportunity to enjoy football all year long even after the
NFL season ends.”
“The NFL is constantly looking for new opportunities to connect our millions
of passionate fans with the sport. Our work with DeNA accomplishes just that,
and we are excited for our fans to enjoy NFL Matchups,” said David Healy, NFL
Director of Media Strategy & Business Development.
“We’re excited to collaborate with DeNA on NFL Matchups,” said Nicole Pozzi,
Senior Manager of Multimedia Licensing for NFL PLAYERS. “This new mobile
social experience will enable fans to engage with hundreds of their favorite
NFL players while designing their very own first-class virtual card
For additional details on NFL Matchups on, please visit:
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DeNA Co., Ltd. is a global Internet company focused on social game platform,
social games, e-commerce and other Web services for mobile devices and PCs.
DeNA’s current flagship business is its mobile social games platform Mobage,
which offers first-, second- and third-party games on multiple localized user
networks across nations. The original Mobage network in Japan currently serves
over 45 million registered users with nearly 2,000 titles. Founded in 1999 as
a small startup in Tokyo, DeNA currently has over 2,100 employees worldwide
working at offices and development studios in 18 cities across 11 countries
and regions. The company generated annual sales of more than 1.8 billion U.S.
dollars in the fiscal year ended March 2012. DeNA is listed on the Tokyo Stock
Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: dena.jp/intl.
The Mobage social games network and platform hosts over 70 first-party and
third-party games that are available on the Apple App Store™ and Google Play™.
Mobage features chart-topping apps including Rage of Bahamut, Blood Brothers
and Ninja Royale™, casual games such as Zombie Farm® and Tiny Tower, licensed
intellectual properties such as Marvel: War of Heroes, and core games such as
Hellfire and Warriors of Odin. Mobage also hosts mobile social games in other
languages via separate regional networks. Mobage offers developers access to a
suite of features to enhance their development environment, including a
payment API, production and marketing support and analytics tools. To learn
more about Mobage, visit: http://mobage.com. For developers interested in
publishing opportunities on Mobage, please visit: https://developer.mobage.com
About NFL Players Inc.
NFL PLAYERS INC. is the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players
Association. Representing more than 1,800 NFL players, NFL PLAYERS INC. “takes
the helmets off” the players and markets them as personalities as well as
professional athletes. Through an exclusive sponsorship agreement with the
NFL, players are integrated into NFL sponsor activations. NFL PLAYERS INC.
activities include retail licensing, corporate partnerships, player marketing,
special events, broadcast and publishing. For more information, please visit
Mobage is a registered trademark of DeNA Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or
other jurisdictions. Apple, and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc. Android
and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. All other marks and names are
trademarks of their respective companies.
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