Espoo, Finland - Nokia, the leader in mobile communications, announced today the launch of the cross-platform connected car racing game NitroSpin Racer, expected to be available early next year on Java enabled cell phones through its SNAP Mobile service. Delivering gamers arcade style, top-view gameplay, roadsters can go big and race against the world or scale it back to their own circle of pals on the Web or mobile.
"NitroSpin Racer is a multiplayer, pick-up and play title that challenges the most adept mobile gamer around, yet takes only minutes to learn," said Lisa Waits, head of SNAP Mobile at Nokia. "And because it lives within the Nokia SNAP Mobile gaming service, this game can be enjoyed by players across mobile and PC gaming platforms."
Developed by Gamelion and supported by Nokia SNAP Mobile service, NitroSpin Racer gives gamers a multiplayer racing community with an excellent supply of cool race tracks with its Web-based track editor. Taking full advantage of the Nokia SNAP Mobile service's connected offering, NitroSpin Racer drivers can post global rankings, shadow race their friends' cars, send instant messages, and publish and download an superb selection of tracks to earn respect in the connected racing community. Racers can go head to head in a closed circuit of friends, or rip it up against the world setting to compete for the global champion title.
"At Nokia SNAP Mobile, we believe that for a mobile game to be compelling, it must possess two gameplay tenets - connected and meaningful in five minutes or less," continues Waits. "NitroSpin Racer delivers on both. So much so, that on the days you're playing NitroSpin Racer as you wait for whatever, you may just find yourself wishing your delay be a little bit longer."
"Nitrospin Racer is community gaming at its best!" said Anton Gauffin, CEO of Gamelion Inc. "Furious racing experience is the center of Nitrospin Racer but it is the community features such as rankings, instant messaging, and track editing capabilities that really make it stand out of the crowd. Furthermore, using Nokia SNAP Mobile service to make Nitrospin Racer cross-platform, we are able link two huge gaming communities: mobile gamers and casual web gamers."
NitroSpin Racer is expected to be available on Nokia and non-Nokia mobile phones early next year. To download screen shots and game information, go to www.extranet.n-gage.com. For more on Nokia SNAP Mobile service, please visit www.snapmobile.nokia.com.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to enhancing people's lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and businesses. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five major exchanges.
Gamelion is one of the fastest growing game companies in Europe. Gamelion has a successful track record of delivering the highest quality wireless games to leading publishers and players all over the world. The company has more than doubled its revenues every year since its inception.
Further information, please contact:
Elena Arney or David Wilson
Access Communications for SNAP Mobile
Tel: +415 462 1883 or +415 844 6215
Tel: +358 7180 45667
For assets, go to www.extranet.n-gage.com
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