Nokia set to change the
future of gameplay!
Nokia today showcased its new mobile games, the Nokia N-Gage
(TM) game deck, at "Get Ready to N-Gage" events in London, UK
and Sydney, Australia. The Nokia N-Gage game deck enables an enriched
interactive gaming experience by introducing an innovative wireless multiplayer
platform for both local and remote gaming. The Nokia N-Gage game deck
allows users to play the latest high quality titles in a new way - multiplayer
games connected locally via Bluetooth wireless technology or over-the-air
games over mobile networks. Enabling new business models, the Nokia N-Gage
is a unique platform that also provides opportunities for game developers
and publishers, network operators and other service providers to generate
new revenue streams and develop new games and service concepts.
"The Nokia N-Gage brings the start of a whole new gaming experience
to the market, with an ergonomic design optimized for playing games. Nokia
is working with world-renowned game publishers, including Activision,
Eidos, Sega, Taito and THQ, and developers to provide an appealing and
balanced catalogue of high quality games to the marketplace. Titles will
include both the latest blockbuster games and a variety of titles across
game genres," said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Nokia
Mobile Phones. "The game experience can further be enhanced when
network operators and service providers enter the value chain by providing
game related mobile services such as downloadable game levels, additional
features and game characters or even running online multiplayer games
and communities. With these building blocks in place, the Nokia N-Gage
platform will help to unleash the creative and innovative spirit of the
The high performance games for Nokia N-Gage game deck are sold separately
on game cards (using the MultiMediaCard standard). Game card distribution
enables a new kind of mobile gameplay experience with richer graphics,
enhanced sound and more extensive game worlds in which to play. Nokia
will also act as a game publisher to create branded N-Gage game titles
and develop an evolving games portfolio.
Nokia N-Gage game deck devices and game titles will be available in major
retail outlets, game-specific and video game retail outlets, as well as
in regular mobile phone delivery channels in all major markets.
Nokia welcomes the games industry to publish and develop innovative new
concepts for the Nokia N-Gage game deck. Game developers interested in
learning more about the Nokia N-Gage game deck, including submitting information
about applications for the Nokia N-Gage and other Nokia devices and platforms,
can find more information at www.forum.nokia.com/games.
Besides gaming, the Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck also features a digital
music player (MP3/AAC) and stereo FM radio, as well as a tri-band GSM
900/1800/1900 mobile phone. The Nokia N-Gage game deck is planned to be
available in volumes across five continents in the 4th quarter 2003 well
in time for the holiday shopping season.
- Large color screen with backlight, 176x208 pixels with up to 4096 colours
- Series 60 platform and Symbian Operating System (OS)
- Bluetooth wireless technology for gaming
- An eight-way directional controller "Rocker" for game play
- Multimedia messaging (MMS)
- Triple band GSM (900/1800/1900), GPRS mobile phone
- Digital Music player (AAC/MP3) & Stereo FM radio
- Nokia Audio Manager PC SW for managing own music files
- Comprehensive range of applications; e-mail and personal information
- XHTML browsing
- Java (TM)application support
calendar synchronization with PC, USB for music file and application download
- Games up to 3 - 6 h (depending on game type)
- Talk up to 2 - 4 h
- Standby up to 150- 200 h
- Music up to 8 h
- Radio up to 20 h
- Volume 139cc
- Dimensions (L x W x D) 133,7 x 69,7 x 20,2 mm
- Weight 137g
Nokia and T-Mobile Announce Partnership
On Mobile Services For N-Gage
London, 5 February 2003 --T-Mobile International and Nokia
announce today that they have agreed to co-develop innovative mobile services
globally for the Nokia N-GageTM game deck. The Nokia N-Gage game deck
enables an enriched interactive gaming experience by introducing an innovative
wireless multiplayer platform for both local and remote gaming. As part
of this partnership, Nokia and T-Mobile are working to create high quality
games and integrated games services available globally for N-Gage consumers
via T-Mobile's network. T-Mobile will in addition develop and offer this
platform in the future to other operators in the industry.
As a result, mobile gamers will have an easy to use experience that allows
the download of games and game related content using the latest technologies.
T-Mobile's intent is to be the first network operator in deploying games
commercially for the Nokia N-Gage game deck in Europe and in the US market,
with online functionality.
Nikesh Arora, CMO, T-Mobile International comments, "This partnership
with Nokia emphasizes both T-Mobile's commitment to significantly growing
the mobile data market with pioneering partnerships and a firm belief
that gaming and entertainment will be key drivers to mass market usage
of mobile data. Mobile gaming represents the next step in the evolution
of the games industry, by adding interactivity, and mobility to traditional
"Working with a leading mobile operator like T-Mobile means that
we can offer N-Gage consumers a total package of both exciting, innovative
games as well as integrated mobile game services. Gamers will be able
to take advantage of the unique capabilities that the Nokia N-Gage offers,
including multiplayer games over GPRS and mobile game services like downloading
game content or uploading high scores and screenshots," said Ilkka
Raiskinen, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Media Business Unit,
Nokia Mobile Phones.
THQ Wireless launches games on new Nokia
N-Gage mobile game deck
5th February 2003: THQ Wireless, a subsidiary of leading
videogame publisher THQ ® Inc. (NASDAQ THQI), today announced that
it work with Nokia to provide games for the new N-Gage(TM) mobile game
deck. Under the terms of the agreement, three of THQ Wireless' leading
games titles - MotoGP(TM), MLBPA Players Choice Baseball (working title)
and Red Faction® will be available when the N-Gage starts shipping.
The games, which will be available on memory cards, include such additional
features as near distance multiplayer gaming over Bluetooth as well as
downloadable and uploadable mobile elements.
Tim Walsh, Sr. VP, International Publishing and Wireless, THQ Inc., said:
"This collaboration with Nokia draws upon THQ's experience and expertise
in both the console and wireless games markets. The new N-Gage(TM) platform
is a great fit for THQ as it combines the traditional console method of
distribution with the potential for additional revenue for service providers
enabled by the N-Gage's multiplayer capabilities."
"We are committed to delivering high quality games with compelling
gameplay from world-renowned games publishers on the new N-Gage(TM) mobile
game deck," said Ilkka Raiskinen, Senior Vice President, Entertainment
and Media Business Unit, Nokia Mobile Phones. "We are delighted to
work with THQ Wireless to bring a number of their leading titles to the
Taito brings rich game content for
Nokia N-Gage(TM) mobile game deck
Taito Corporation announced today that it will provide fascinating rich
game content for the Nokia N-Gage(TM) mobile game deck. Taking advantage
of the exceptional features of the N-Gage, the first Taito titles will
include Puzzle Bobble VS, a fighting action multiplayer puzzle game, and
Taito Memories, the four most popular Taito game titles in one package.
"Taito feels absolutely confident that the Nokia N-Gage will lead
the mobile terminal market with the creation of a new game platform,"
said Yasuo Nishigaki, President, Taito Corporation. "In the future,
Taito will certainly put more efforts and resources to cooperate with
Nokia to promote the N-Gage and we will expand our mobile game content
"The Nokia N-Gage brings a new level of mobile interactive gaming
to the market, offering totally new and unique gaming possibilities. Taito
provides an exciting selection of interactive games that take advantage
of the innovative features found only on the N-Gage," said Ilkka
Raiskinen, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Media Business Unit,
Nokia Mobile Phones. "We are very pleased to be working with Taito
to bring rich game content to the Nokia N-Gage."
Puzzle Bobble VS is a highly popular fighting action puzzle game formatted
specifically for the Nokia N-Gage. Taking advantage of the Bluetooth functionality
in the N-Gage, Puzzle Bobble VS lets four people play at same time in
a wireless environment. Taito Memories includes Super Space Invaders,
an update of the world classic Space Invaders, and three other leading
Taito games. These game titles will be available on MMC (MultiMediaCard)
and sold separately from the Nokia N-Gage.
Nokia and Eidos Interactive collaborate
to create the next dimension in mobile gaming
February 5, 2003 -- Eidos Interactive, one of Europe's leading
publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced that
it will publish games for the Nokia N-Gage (TM)game deck. The Nokia N-Gage
is a mobile game deck device offering console quality games and is set
for release later this year. Nokia and Eidos are working together to bring
Eidos' exciting content to the Nokia N-Gage.
"This collaboration represents a great opportunity for Eidos to work
with the world leader in mobile communications in shaping the next generation
in mobile gaming. The Nokia N- Gage(TM) game deck will enable consumers
to experience Eidos' compelling content in a mobile environment,"
said Mike McGarvey, CEO of Eidos.
"Nokia believes that games is the next big thing in mobility. The
Nokia N-Gage offers totally new and unique possibilities that were not
previously available in this quality for game publishers or end-users.
We are very excited about working with Eidos to provide high quality content.
Eidos has some of the best known brands in interactive entertainment and
shares Nokia's vision of mobile gaming," said Ilkka Raiskinen Senior
Vice President, Entertainment and Media Business Unit, Nokia Mobile Phones.
Nokia and Sega to take gamers to a new
level of mobile interactive gaming
Nokia and Sega, the worlds leading games publisher, today announced
their collaboration to provide branded games for the Nokias new mobile
game deck device category. According to this collaboration, Sega will develop
games for the Nokia N-Gage(TM) mobile game deck, that will run on the Nokia
Series 60 platform and the Symbian OS (Operating System). The branded outbox
games will be available separately on memory cards.
"Nokia believes that games is the next big thing in mobility. The mobile
game deck devices takes us to a new level of mobile interactive gaming,
offering totally new and unique possibilities that were not previously available
in this quality for publishers or end-users. We are excited to provide rich,
high quality games from world known game publishers such as Sega. Sega offers
an excellent variety of games with several genres, said Ilkka Raiskinen
Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Media Business Unit, Nokia Mobile
It is our pleasure to join hands with Nokia for their innovative project,
said Tetsu Kayama, Chief Operating Officer, Sega Corporation. We promote
a multiplatform strategy to supply content to all type of hardware globally
and we believe that Nokia and us will create the new-genre of mobile games.
ACTIVISION SET TO DEVELOP TITLES
FOR NOKIA N-GAGETM MOBILE GAME DECK!
Santa Monica, CA - February 5, 2003 -- Activision, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ATVI) confirmed today that the company plans to support Nokia's
highly anticipated N-Gage platform. Activision also confirmed that it
expects to work closely with Nokia on developing games that would support
the platform at launch.
"We are excited about the N-Gage game deck and intend
to work closely with Nokia to create games for the new platform,"
said David Anderson, director of licensing and business development for
Activision. "We believe that the system will help expand the demographics
for video games and provide us with new opportunities to reach our audience."
"The Nokia N-Gage brings a whole new level of interactive
gaming with its innovative features. Working with leading games developers
like Activision means that consumers will have a fantastic selection of
high-quality titles to play," said Ilkka Raiskinen, Senior Vice President,
Entertainment and Media Business Unit, Nokia Mobile Phones.
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