Espoo, Finland, April, 13, 2005 - Nokia and THQ Wireless today announced Worms World Party, the wacky and addictive strategy title for the N-Gage platform, is expected to start shipping this week. Worms World Party gives gamers the chance to truly design their own fun in this battlefield action with a shot of serious fun. The game features co-op and head-to-head multiplayer gaming modes allowing players to compete for wormy world domination locally via Bluetooth wireless technology or internationally over the N-Gage Arena.
"Worms World Party on the N-Gage game deck combines the highly amusing, customisable game play you expect from the title with unique multiplayer options. Now fans can enjoy this loveable franchise whenever they want and wherever they are," says Pasi Pölönen, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia.
In Worms World Party, players lead their team of humorously animated worms into battle to destroy all other teams and to gain total control of the battlefield. Choose from a hugely diverse range of weapons and attacks, from simple shotguns, grenades, and fire punches, to exploding sheep, homing pigeon and mole bombs. As well as a great arsenal, you can choose to traverse the bizarre environments in a number of unique ways from ninja ropes and rocket packs to teleporting - you'll be a worm of the world by the end of the game.
As a single player, take one of the 19 training missions before launching into one of 25 real missions and then customize your own mission to ensure no two battles are ever the same.
Look for Worms World Party in stores this week! For more information and entertainment, go check out http://www.n-gage.com/worms.
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.
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 Nickelodeon properties and professional sports leagues including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and the NHRA. In addition to wireless entertainment products, THQ Wireless' controlling interest in MINICK gives the company access to one of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a 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 Los Angeles County, 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.
Team 17 Software:
Team 17 Software Limited is a privately owned high caliber entertainment software development company headquartered in West Yorkshire, England. Team 17 has developed over 120 SKUs in its thirteen-year history and specializes in quality original titles using proprietary technology across all major hardware platforms. Key Team 17 franchises and brands include Worms, Alien Breed, Project X and Superfrog. For more information, visit the Team 17 website at www.team17.com.
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