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Mattel and Outright Games Launch Multi-Year Partnership to Create Series of Games for Console and PC

With forthcoming Outright Games titles all based on Mattel’s popular brands, Mattel is accelerating its expansion into console games

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 22, 2024 – Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), Mattel, a leading global toy and family entertainment company and owner of one of the most iconic brand portfolios in the world, today announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Outright Games, the leading publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment. The partnership begins with three new games for all consoles and PC slated for release before the end of this year: Matchbox™ Driving Adventures, Monster High™: Skulltimate Secrets™, and Barbie Project Friendship™.

Mattel’s partnership with Outright Games underscores its strategy to deepen engagement in the digital games sector, leveraging iconic brands to create compelling experiences for a global market. In 2023, Mattel Digital Games achieved a significant milestone, reaching 48 million monthly active players, driven by successes such as Barbie DreamHouse Tycoon™ and Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged™. As Mattel nears its 80th anniversary, the company is poised to expand its digital footprint by introducing more games across more platforms, resonating with fans of all ages.

“Mattel is moving full steam ahead in its commitment to delivering fun, innovative digital gaming experiences that will broaden the universe of its many beloved franchises for fans worldwide,” said Mike DeLaet, Global Head of Digital Gaming at Mattel. “A critical component of this strategy is choosing the right partners, which is why we’re very pleased to announce this multiyear partnership with Outright Games.”

Stephanie Malham, Managing Director at Outright Games shared her enthusiasm. “At Outright Games we pride ourselves in expanding the worlds of iconic IPs into cherished video games – working with Mattel offers a fantastic opportunity to merge our combined expertise to create engaging and accessible new video games with Mattel’s beloved global franchises. We are so excited to see this relationship evolve as we move forward to bring Barbie, Monster High and Matchbox fans of all ages a fresh and exciting way to enjoy these beloved franchises.”

Outright Games is renowned for producing high-quality games that can be enjoyed by the whole family, making it the perfect developer to bring Mattel’s beloved franchises to life on gaming consoles. These games are designed to deliver a wide range of experiences, from high-speed competitive driving adventures from Matchbox™ to stories that emphasize teamwork and foster friendship from Barbie™ and Monster High™. Further details for each game, including release dates and features, will be announced in the coming months.