Nokia to Distribute Konami Games for N-Gage Platform

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Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and KONAMI, a leading global developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, today announced that KONAMI mobile titles will be added to the N-Gage mobile games platform. The mobile version of the award-winning METAL GEAR SOLID(R) will be the first title in the games line-up. METAL GEAR SOLID(R) MOBILE has received top honours at the 2007 International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), taking both the Grand Prix and Operator’s Choice Awards.

The new version of the classic game features original content that can only be found on the mobile platform. METAL GEAR SOLID(R) MOBILE includes never-before-seen dramatic 3D art displays and camera work. The detailed in-game graphics capture the atmosphere of the METAL GEAR SOLID(R) series and create a depth that completely draws the player into the game, and pushes the capabilities of the mobile platform. Players face the extreme tension of solitary infiltration in this version of the tactical espionage action game developed in conjunction with Ideaworks3D and utilizing its Airplay 3.5 SDK. An in-game camouflage system utilizes colour samples from the scenery of the real world captured by the handset’s camera. Moreover, additional controls are introduced that are made especially for mobile devices.

"We’re excited to see KONAMI tap into the performance and community features we’ve built into the N-Gage platform," said Gregg Sauter, Director, Third Party Games Publishing, Nokia. "METAL GEAR SOLID(R) on N-Gage will raise the bar with respect to graphical detail and made-for-mobile features. We look forward to the launch of this great franchise on N-Gage."

"It is my sincere hope that global Nokia N-Gage users will experience the appeal of "METAL GEAR(R)" that has been brought to the mobile platform in the form of "METAL GEAR SOLID(R) MOBILE," said Hideo Kojima, Executive Producer of Kojima Productions, Corporate Officer of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. "I believe that this cooperation between Nokia and KONAMI will form the perfect match to share the vast potential of mobile entertainment content with users all around the world."

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