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N-Gage gamers stand to attention as the N-Gage Arena 'Battle the Commandos' tournament commences

Espoo, Finland - April 5, 2006 - Nokia today announced its latest N-Gage Arena tournament, 'Battle the Commandos' featuring Pathway to Glory: Ikusa Islands. From today until April 29, gamers can sign up to fight their way to the top for the chance to take on real Special Forces soldiers during the tournament's grand finale.

"Since Pathway to Glory arrived on N-Gage there has been nothing but praise for its attention to detail and in-depth tactical game play," said Sally Vedros, product marketing manager for N-Gage Arena. "By enlisting real soldiers to take on gamers during this tournament we are really putting these elements of Pathway to Glory: Ikusa Islands to the test."

Following sign up, qualifying rounds will take place on April 12, 19 and 26. The finale on April 29 will give the best gamers the opportunity to play against the Special Forces soldiers before a live chat session with them after the event.

Three Special Forces operatives will be taking part in the tournament, including Tony Sloane, author of The Naked Soldier: My Life in the French Foreign Legion.

The beauty of the N-Gage Arena once again comes to the fore with this exciting online battle. Whether players participate from home or on the bus, this global tournament is accessible wherever the gamer chooses to play.

Prizes include night vision goggles and limited edition military jackets. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information, visit http://arena.n-gage.com .

About N-Gage

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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