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Nokia unveils first range of next generation mobile games

12th May 2006 - Los Angeles, CA, USA- Nokia showcases its first range of next generation mobile games at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Visitors to the Nokia N-Gage booth are the first to experience demos of the new games coming to a range of Nokia Nseries multimedia computers and other Nokia S60 devices, including: Creatures of the Deep, ONE, Pocket Aces, Pro Series Golf, Space Impact and System Rush: Evolution.

"Nokia is redefining current mobile games benchmarks by offering top quality games on a range of devices," says Gregg Sauter, director of games publishing, Nokia. "Whether you have a few seconds to make a catch in Creatures of the Deep or a few minutes to fight to the top in ONE, we make it easy and convenient to get and play great quality games on your Nokia device."

All Nokia N-Gage games for the next generation platform have been designed specifically for mobile devices, where multiplayer gaming and community gaming features via the N-Gage Arena come as standard.

In addition to showcasing the first set of next generation mobile games on a range of Nokia devices, the Nokia N-Gage booth will feature previously announced games such as Mile High Pinball, Habbo Islands and Shadow-Born. The new games line-up includes:

Creatures of the Deep

Creatures of the Deep takes you on a fishing adventure like no other. Travel through some of the world's most exotic angler destinations, cast your line and catch boatloads of fish, sea creatures, and underwater items to store in your virtual live-well. The single player career mode will challenge you with dozens of quests as you freely roam the expansive fantasy and real-world fishing destinations. Sense the subtle bites on your lure with vibration feedback. Also, E3 visitors are invited to take part in the "Catch the N-Gage Fish" contest for the chance to win a 6-night/4-day fishing package for two at the Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica.

ONE - Who's Next?

In 2004, ONE set the standard for graphics performance in mobile games. Developed by Digital Legends Entertainment, ONE now brings the global fighting community and Nokia Nseries multimedia computers together. The sequel shown at E3 2006 features more advanced graphics, including real-time reflections, light glow and game play at 30 frames per second. Controls and playability are also pushing the boundaries, including adaptable controls and all new scenarios, some designed for landscape mode gaming. The graphics are best appreciated live at the Nokia N-Gage stand, booth #900 in the South Hall.

Pocket Aces: Texas Hold'em

Nokia ups the ante with a mobile version of this Sin City staple - Pocket Aces: Texas Hold'em. This poker game in your pocket lets you wager, raise the stakes and bluff your way to the top, or hit rock bottom - against friends and strangers alike. Single player and multiplayer Pocket Aces offers online tournaments, online head-to-head match ups, and rankings. Winnings in Pocket Aces have real value; players create their own gambler identity and use their winnings to customize their fully 3D avatar. In addition, the avatar learns the user's poker strategies, and eventually becomes capable of playing on it's own!

Pro Series Golf

Do you have what it takes to compete on Pinehurst No. 2? Want to tee up alongside the historic views at the links of Doonbeg? Play Pro Series Golf, the most expansive multiplayer-mobile professional golf game ever, where you can challenge your friends or golfers around the world via the N-Gage Arena. Play as one of six professional golfers including Sergio Garcia, KJ Choi, Retief Goosen, Annika Sorenstam, Colin Montgomerie and Casey Wittenberg, and drive your way to victory.

Space Impact

This addictive Nokia arcade franchise flies to the next generation. You can customize your fighter with various weapons and battle more than 30 unique enemies, including explosive ballistic cannons and deadly energy leeches, while navigating across 10 action-packed levels. Dodge enemy projectiles to increase your power meter, or unleash devastating combo attacks. Win the missions to earn money and buy upgrades between battles. More than 30 different ship parts can be used to trick out your Skyblade. Collect extra upgrades by completing missions, or acquire exclusive power-ups from the N-Gage Arena.

System Rush: Evolution

Chase, shoot and fly your way to freedom in Nokia's most distinctive futuristic interactive 3D racing game sequel. System Rush: Evolution - the latest and most visually stunning racing game to appear on a mobile device takes place in an authoritarian planet-wide "lock down", where players are pitted against new network defenses and hacker bosses. The player possesses a new form of experimental technology to shatter the 10 newly installed network "firewalls" and prove to the corrupt governments that the flow of information will never be halted. Our hero is 'hardwired' into the system, effectively becoming a part of the network.

Six games titles for Nokia's new mobile gaming platform debut at E3 2006

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