Warhammer 40,000 goes mobile for the first time on the N-Gage platform with Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death
Espoo, Finland, August 18, 2005 - Nokia, Games Workshop and THQ Wireless today announced the debut of the highly successful Warhammer 40,000 franchise to the N-Gage platform with Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death. The highly acclaimed classic table-top strategy game from Games Workshop has been produced and developed for the N-Gage platform for Warhammer 40,000 fans to unite and embark on multiplayer war game via Bluetooth connection and the N-Gage Arena, Nokia's global mobile online gaming community.
Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia said "Warhammer 40,000 is a well-loved brand by sci-fi action strategy aficionados internationally, with over 100 million miniature characters being sold annually through Games Workshop." Sauter continued, "Developed by Razorback, our version has maintained the original's well designed systems and game play and provides fans with an authentic Warhammer 40,000 experience. Mix in a highly immersive experience where gamers can play anywhere, anytime and the ability for Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death fans to play against other fans via the N-Gage Arena, and we think gamers are going to be thrilled."
Set in the far future, Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death on the N-Gage platform contains the entire Warhammer 40,000 experience where players control one of four races: the Orcs, Space Marines, Eldar and Chaos Marines- each with their own history and game style to master and control across four campaigns in one interlocking story. Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death re-creates the immersive experience for new or veteran players in single player campaign mode or two player Hotseat with one N-Gage game deck, or two players via Bluetooth connection or N-Gage Arena.
Packed full of great visual content, Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death uses a distinct visual style to bring the Warhammer 40,000 universe to life on the N-Gage platform. This is further assisted by original in-game character artwork being designed by Mike McMahon, one of 2000AD's most popular comic artists, most known for WatchTower and Fat City.
First look of the game is offered to selected media at GenCon in Indianapolis, USA and Leipzig Games Convention in Germany. Warhammer 40,000 on the N-Gage game deck is expected to take over N-Gage gamers' world in winter 2006.
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 Games Workshop
Games Workshop Group PLC is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, model soldiers, novels, collectible card games, and role-playing games through more than 320 of its own Hobby centres, mail order, Internet and more than 4,000 independent retailers in more than 50 countries worldwide. Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death, and all images, races and characters from the Warhammer 40,000 universe are either ®, TM and/or ® Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2005, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. All rights reserved.
About THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), is a global leader in mobile entertainment, offering a wide range of wireless products, including games, personalization products, information services and messaging based on top licenses such as the WWETM, Star Wars, popular
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broad range of services from content distribution to mobile marketing campaigns and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Headquartered in Calabasas, California, THQ Wireless has offices worldwide, in addition to distribution agreements through wireless carriers across the globe. Further information can be found at www.thqwireless.com
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