Nokia and Gameloft today announced a strategic collaboration to make a range of award winning Gameloft mobile games easily available to Nokia device owners.
The relationship will allow for deeper cooperation between the two companies regarding development cooperation to ensure timely support of new Nokia handsets and technologies as well as the distribution of Gameloft games.
As part of this relationship, Gameloft will develop a number of Gameloft franchises for Nokia's next generation mobile games
platform which is expected to launch in the first half of 2007. As key industry leaders, Nokia and Gameloft will seek to bring increased value to consumers and channel partners through the delivery of fantastic games that are easy to discover, purchase and play.
"Nokia's next generation-platform will provide a gaming experience that has never been seen on a mobile device and we're dedicated to support it with our best titles and brands," said Michel Guillemot, President, Gameloft. "We're very excited to strengthen our relationship with Nokia, who is the world's leader in mobile communications."
"Gameloft has been a driving force in the mobile games industry so it's only natural for us to increase our level of cooperation as we evolve our mobile games strategy and launch our next generation games platform next year," said Jaakko Kaidesoja, director, games, Multimedia, Nokia. "Gameloft has an amazing portfolio of mobile games and supporting technologies that generate fantastic mobile experiences. Working with them fits well with our strategy."