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Nicki Minaj is getting her own video game

Nicki Minaj is getting her own video game


And so is Jason Statham

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Following the success of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, developer Glu has announced its next celebrity-focused game: and it will star none other than Nicki Minaj. There aren't many details about what the game will be like, but Glu says that it will not only feature Minaj's likeness and voice, but also her "creative direction." It's expected to launch next summer, though no specific date was announced. "I am thrilled to welcome the undisputed queen of hip-hop, Nicki Minaj, to Glu's growing list of celebrity partners," CEO Niccolo de Masi said in a statement.

Minaj is just the latest celebrity to be courted by Glu after Kim Kardashian: Hollywood proved to be a surprise, breakout hit, raking in more than $74 million in 2014 by tapping into an audience largely ignored by more traditional games. Katy Perry previously signed up to make a game with the developer, and today Glu also announced that it was expanding its focus with a new male celebrity partnership: Jason Statham will soon star in a mobile game called Sniper X: Kill Confirmed. The "high-pressure, first-person shooter" is expected to launch later this fall.