BACK TO THEIR ROOTS AS NOKIA N-GAGE MEETS CENEGA PUBLISHING
June 8, 2004 -- Nokia today announced that Prague-based CENEGA PUBLISHING
is planning to deliver selected titles for the N-Gage platform. In the
latter half of 2004 and early 2005, CENEGA and Nokia expect to release two
titles: Roots: Gates of Chaos, an RPG that features a storyline exclusive
to the N-Gage platform, and Shade: Wrath of Angels, a 3D horror game with
exclusive multiplayer features.
"This is a fantastic chance for CENEGA games to take advantage of the
unique mobile connected features that the N-Gage platform provides. The
Roots: Gate of Chaos and Shade: Wrath of Angels on the N-Gage platform
will allow the players to join their allies and experience the real
meaning of brotherhood in arms via multiplayer gaming over Bluetooth
wireless technology. CENEGA fans will be able to enjoy some of their
favorite games anytime, anywhere they wish." Slavomir Pavlicek, General
Manager, Cenega Publishing.
"Working with CENEGA means that N-Gage gamers can play fantastic titles
like Roots: Gates of Chaos and Shade: Wrath of Angels, which should have
gamers on tenterhooks across the globe. With Roots, and its support for up
to 4-player multiplayer gaming and Shade's 2-player deathmatch mode, we
expect to have a long and happy relationship with CENEGA and keep gamers
thumbs occupied worldwide." Pasi Pölönen, Director of Game Publishing,
Games Business Unit, Nokia.
The prequel to the other versions of The Roots, Roots: Gates of Chaos on
N-Gage takes place 1000 years before, a time where the gods' struggle for
world domination has turned into an open war. Wild hordes of monsters are
allowed to ravage the world as the gods fail to take care of the balance
of the universe but instead concentrate on mobilizing their armies in
preparation for the final battle. A player's mission, should they choose
to accept, it is to become one of the gallant heroes fighting to help the
Lady of Life defeat her nemesis the Demon Lord. Roots is playable in
cooperation or competition modes up to 4 players via Bluetooth wireless
Shade: Wrath of Angels is a 3D horror action-adventure game where intrigue
grips the player from the outset, as they find themselves having to wrack
their brains to solve puzzles and problems of logic that would even stump
Einstein. Throughout its four chapters, gamers must be ever alert as
unexpected predators follow them through different times and dimensions.
Gamers can use a range of attacking styles from close combat, spell
casting and gunfire to create a bizarre and unique game play experience
that will leave them wanting more. Shade: Wrath of Angels is expected to
have a 2-player deathmatch mode via Bluetooth wireless technology.
About CENEGA PUBLISHING
CENEGA PUBLISHING, s.r.o., based in Prague, Czech Republic, was founded in
April 2002 to search and support new projects within Central and Eastern
Europe to bring them to the worldwide market. CENEGA PUBLISHING, s.r.o.
is a subsidiary of CENEGA N.V., a holding company to the largest computer
software distributor in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary .
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The 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 N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to
feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth
wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device 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
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