Espoo, Finland, November 7, 2005 - Nokia today announced that it has shipped Asphalt: Urban GT 2, the rip-roaring sequel to the fantasy racing game on the N-Gage platform.
Ramping up the vehicle choice for this edition of the franchise, developer and publisher Gameloft has really spiced up the action. In addition to 37 fully customizable cars, ranging from Hummer to the delectable Aston Martin, Asphalt: Urban GT 2 also gives gamers the chance to race on two wheels with a selection of 8 motorbikes to choose from. Even better game physics and collision effects create an intense improved driving experience on 15 tracks in 14 real locations from San Francisco to Tokyo further intensify Gameplay.
Gamers and up to three friends can enjoy Asphalt: Urban GT 2's visually stunning graphics via Bluetooth connectivity and can compare their skills to players worldwide via shadow racing and score upload capabilities on the N-Gage Arena.
"For the second time, fans of the Asphalt series on the N-Gage platform will get the chance to experience high octane fantasy driving but this time with new tracks, new vehicles and better graphics." says Gregg Sauter, Director Games Publishing, Nokia. "So get ready for the ride of your life!"
Fans of Asphalt: Urban GT 2 can also try before they buy, with a free downloadable demo available from http://arena.n-gage.com/n-gage/web/en/downloads/gamesdemos/index.html, letting gamers choose from two licensed cars and two motorbikes to race for a limited time in San Francisco or Tokyo. In addition, the demo also offers the possibility to race against a friend via Bluetooth wireless technology.
Asphalt: Urban GT 2 also features loading screens images of sexy girl group The Pussycat Dolls and real music from Moby with the track 'Lift Me Up' from the album Hotel.
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.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones. Established in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. The total number of mobile handsets with this technology is anticipated to exceed one billion units in 2007. Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Paramount Studios, Dreamworks, Vans, Vijay Singh and Geoff Rowley allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles such as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and Siberian Strike. Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online shop, Gameloft has a distribution network in over 65 countries. Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Milan, Barcelona, Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GFT.PA) For more information visit www.gameloft.com.
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