Espoo, Finland, September 26, 2005 -- Nokia announced that it has started shipping Capcom's first game on the N-Gage platform - Catan. Inspired by Klaus Teuber's award-winning board game, Settlers of Catan, which has sold over 15 million copies, the N-Gage version finally takes the game mobile. Catan fans now have the opportunity to discover, settle and trade on the go. Catan on the N-Gage platform offers turn-based strategy multiplayer gaming for up to four players via Bluetooth wireless technology.
"Catan on the N-Gage platform is highly anticipated by the original board game fans. We believe the new mobile multiplayer version of Catan will be very popular with new fans as well," said Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. " Fans also get great Japanese pop-style artwork, created by well-known illustrator Susumo Matsushita, as well as some very colorful characters."
In Catan gamers can compete with each other to build roads, settlements and cities. Gamers will occupy new land to develop into communities with the aim of expanding their civilization and squeezing out competitors. The N-Gage Arena provides tips and hints to gamers as they roll the dice to get the commodities they need to build new roads, cities and settlements. Players can also upload their high score to the N-Gage Arena. Catan offers a balanced mix of tactic, strategy, interaction and - of course - luck.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company's website at www.capcom.com.
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active 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 communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.
About Catan GmbH
The Catan GmbH is the original licensor of the Catan brand and works closely with Capcom on promoting the Catan brand. The Catan designer Klaus Teuber has founded the Catan GmbH company in 2002 to promote and maintain the Catan brand, which has manifestations in board games, electronic games, literature and more. The Catan games alone have sold 11 million copies worldwide since 1995. More information about the Catan GmbH and Klaus Teuber can be found at www.catan.com and www.klausteuber.com
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