To go along with the release of Gameloft's Asphalt: Urban GT (http://www.allaboutngage.com/games/viewgame.php?id=49) for the N-Gage, Nokia are offering a free playable demo of Asphalt (http://arena.n-gage.com/n-gage/web/en/asphalt_demo/asphalt_download.jsp) available over the internet. The huge reaction to the Pathway to Glory (http://www.allaboutngage.com/games/viewgame.php?id=32) demo must have struck Nokia as amazing (and the rest of the gaming world as obvious), but congratulations are in order for Nokia for continuing to offer this. Our review of the full version of Ashpalt will be up by the end of the week, but until then, you can check it out yourself on Nokia's Asphalt Mini Site (http://www.n-gage.com/asphalt/).
Asphalt: Urban GT Races Out To The Stores -
Taste The Speed on The Downloadable Demo for Asphalt: Urban GT
November 9, 2004 – Nokia today announced that it has started shipping Asphalt: Urban GT a high-speed car racing game, in European stores now and in North American and Asian stores by mid-November. To entice the gamers, Nokia and Gameloft also today announced a downloadable demo for the highly anticipated N-Gage title. The demo will be available for free download on the Asphalt mini site ( http://www.n-gage.com/asphalt ) starting today.
The Asphalt: Urban GT demo lets gamers race in free ride mode for a limited time in Paris with a Lamborghini Gallardo, as well as the possibility to race against a friend via Bluetooth wireless technology. In the full version of the game, gamers can race in nine exotic locations around the world with more than twenty different car brands.
“The success of the Pathway to Glory downloadable demo showed us that this is the kind of opportunity that N-Gage owners love,” says Pasi Pölönen, Director of Games Publishing, Nokia. “With the Asphalt demo, you get a good taste of what the actual game can offer you and we’re sure the demo will really make the gamers want to buy the game!”
“We think this is an excellent way to entice gamers. Racing in Paris in a Lamborghini is like a dream come true,” says Gonzague de Vallois, VP of Publishing, Gameloft. “Gamers will be able to enjoy very rich and crisp 3D graphics and a fast frame rate to enhance the sports cars driving experience.”
Asphalt: Urban GTTM brings the thrill of high-speed racing in locations from around the world with licensed dream cars that players can customize for performance and looks. With its amazing 3D graphics and fast frame rate, Asphalt: Urban GT offers a true high-speed experience with the possibility to race against others via Bluetooth wireless technology.