Jesse Eisenberg goes back to Blu for 'Rio'-related mobile game

Actor Jesse Eisenberg
Actor Jesse Eisenberg

US actor Jesse Eisenberg is soon set to reprise his role as Blu — a blue macaw taken by smugglers from his jungle homeland — a character he voiced for Fox's animated "Rio" film in 2011 and its sequel in 2014.

Eisenberg will revisit the character for a mobile gameplay edition titled "Rio: Match-3 Party" by Fox Interactive and Israeli mobile game publisher Plarium.

Designed for Android and iOS devices, "Rio: Match-3 Party"will allow players to explore the jungles of the Amazon and the streets of Rio de Janeiro as they help Blu and the rest of the Rio gang throw parties, including on Copacabana Beach.

The mobile game will also include a range of puzzle-solving and medal-collecting features, with options to unlock new party locations and prizes (via The Hollywood Reporter).