Electronics Arts and Nokia have announced that EA will be producing titles for the Nokia N-Gage. This is an important step for industry acceptance of the N-Gage. EA is one of the big games publishers and their production of N-Gage titles will encourage others.
Electronic Arts to develop titles for Nokia N-Gage™ mobile game deck
August 27, 2003
August 27, 2003 - Nokia today announced an agreement with Electronic Arts (EA), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, to deliver select EA titles for the highly anticipated Nokia N-Gage platform. Beginning this year for the holiday season, EA will deliver some of its leading game titles for the Nokia N-Gage, the world's first mobile and connected game deck that will be available globally on October 7, 2003.
"This is a great opportunity for us to extend titles from EA SPORTS and EA GAMES onto a new and exciting game platform," said EA Executive Vice President of North American Publishing Nancy Smith. "We plan to make use of all the great features of the Nokia N-Gage."
"We are thrilled to have Electronic Arts, an undisputed industry leader, on board the Nokia N-Gage. In recent years, EA has set a new industry standard on game design and interactive gameplay," said Ilkka Raiskinen, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Media Business Unit, Nokia Mobile Phones. "By working with world's leading publishers like EA, we are continuing to focus on the long term success of the Nokia N-Gage platform."
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $2.5 billion for fiscal 2003. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA GAMES(TM), and EA SPORTS BIG(TM). EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.
More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
The Nokia N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active and hardcore gamers, the Nokia N-Gage is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer gameplay over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The Nokia N-Gage also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.