San Mateo, Calif.- November 18, 2010 – Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of social games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced the availability of The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense, on the App Store. The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense is a strategic tower defense game based on the unique characters and locations from the blockbuster movies.

“Our team has worked hard to create a unique Lord of the Rings tower defense game for the iPhone and the iPod touch” said Giancarlo Mori, Chief Creative Officer at Glu. “The fans of the trilogy will be very pleased with its 3D graphics and effects that offer a rich and engaging new take on the classic genre.”

Features include:

• Hours of Gaming- Story text and cut scenes string together the 18 levels across seven authentic environments. These immersive 3D Lord of the Rings environments put the player in the center of a full-blown war set in middle earth.
• Hero Characters- All the major characters from the films are included: Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas are stronger, more effective units with special moves compared to the standard character units. Those units consist of four hobbits, Frodo, Merry, Pip and Sam, as well as Arwen, Boromir, and King Theoden. Upgrade units in multiple unique categories.
• Evil Characters- Fight against famous villains: Orcs, Goblins, Cave Trolls, Fell Beasts, Nazgul, Wargs and Warg Riders. Defend against waves of enemies using unique barrier types.
• Social Support- Post high scores on Facebook using Challenge Mode and connect, in addition to comparing achievements with friends over Apple’s Game Center.

The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense is now available worldwide for $6.99 on iPhone and iPod touch as well as on iPad for $9.99 on the App Store or at

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