Espoo, Finland, October 31, 2005, -- Nokia today announced that it has shipped X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, the sequel to the highly successful Activision title X-Men: Legends. The all-new action role playing game (RPG) allows N-Gage gamers to create Super Hero dream teams featuring popular X-Men and classic Brotherhood villains as they unite for the first time ever to overcome the ultimate evil-Apocalypse-and prevent one of the most devastating attacks ever against mankind.
In X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, players create, customize and control teams of four mutants from 16 all-time favorite X-Men and Brotherhood villains from the Marvel Universe. Players can switch between teammates wielding a variety of super powers and skills as they overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and defeat hordes of enemies including Lady Deathstrike and the notorious Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. If the mission is too much for one, N-Gage fans can recruit up to three friends for multiplayer adventures over Bluetooth and help unlock secret missions on N-Gage Arena.
Exclusive to N-Gage owners and X-Men fans alike, an exciting new trailer is now available for download at www.extranet.n-gage.com. Fans can also log onto http://www.n-gage.com/enR1/games/gamedata/x_men_legends_II.htm for additional information about the 16 customizable characters, and access Bluetooth capabilities for single player or multiplayer modes and unlock secret missions via N-Gage Arena.
"Fans of the original version of X-Men: Legends on N-Gage will be able to continue their journey with additional customizable characters, an unprecedented arsenal of super powers, and fierce enemies for more than 25 hours of gameplay in the single player mode alone," says Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. "The Bluetooth and N-Gage Arena capabilities offer additional multiplayer modes that offer gamers the opportunity to show friends just what they are made of."
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.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.
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