Following the incredible success of Despicable Me 2 in theaters worldwide, the official game based on the movie franchise, “Despicable Me: Minion Rush,” has become an epic hit on the iOS App Store and Google Play with over 100 million downloads since its release less than three months ago!
Since being released in June 2013, Despicable Me: Minion Rush players played more than 260 million hours, collected 2,000 billion bananas, performed 55 billion Despicable Actions! Wow, that’s a ton of bananas!!!
This has been possible thanks to our close collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing and Despicable Me creators Illumination Entertainment.
According to our SVP Production at Gameloft, Julien Fournials, “We’ve been lucky to work with such creative and visionary minds like the team at Illumination Entertainment. Bringing the Minions to life in a game was great fun. Our collaboration brought a lot of authenticity to the table, from the Minion voices to the uniquely comedic gameplay, and that authenticity helped introduce a lot of fans to the game.”
“Gameloft did an incredible job recreating the Minions and the environments from the movies,” says Stephanie Sperber, President of Universal Partnerships & Licensing. “We are continuing to work hard to bring new and exciting content to the game to engage the millions of fans who enjoy ‘Minion Rush’ on a daily basis.”
Thanks to your appreciation of the game, we’re happy to announce that a new game update is now available on Google Play and iTunes App Store.
That’s right, Despicable Me: Minion Rush is getting a beach update and you can run around where the Minions relaxed in Despicable Me 2, the movie. With temperatures rising we figured it was only fair to let the Minions show off their beach bods after all the running they have been doing.
- A full new environment: The Minion Beach from Despicable Me 2
- New obstacle patterns in Gru’s Lab, the residential area and also in El Macho’s Lair.
- Challenge your friends now directly from the Main Menu
- Watch their Minion slide down the giant toboggan slide
- Work on bobbing and weaving through some brand new beach obstacles
- Spot some familiar faces from the movie lounging on the beach and floating in the water
- Dress your minions for the beach with four new costumes; a snorkeler, dancer, vacationer, and a surfer!