ESPOO, Finland, August 25, 2004 -- Nokia today announced that X-Men(TM) Legends, the first 3D action-RPG based on the popular Marvel characters, the X-Men, will be released for the N-Gage platform under agreement with Activision. X-Men Legends challenges players to create, customize and control their favorite X-Men Super Heroes in teams of four in their ongoing battle to protect humanity from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and other Marvel Super Villains.
Gamers can train their X-Men squad through a variety of single player missions, as well as up to four player multiplayer missions via Bluetooth wireless technology. On the N-Gage Arena, players will be able to post high scores and download new missions and games.
"X-Men Legends gives fans the chance to develop their favorite X-Men and take them into battle wherever they go as well as connect and compete with fellow X-Man fans via Bluetooth and the N-Gage Arena," said Pasi Polonen, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. "It's a fantastic game that utilizes the mobile multiplayer features of the N-Gage platform."
"Combining the fast-paced action of an epic X-Men saga and the strategy, depth, and story of an immersive role-playing adventure, X-Men Legends on the N-Gage allows fans to experience the X-Men like never before," said Dave Anderson, Senior Director of Business Development and Licensing for Activision, Inc. "By working with our partners at N-Gage, fans can now enjoy this experience on the go."
Players can build a squad of four X-Men characters from favorites, including Wolverine, Gambit and Storm from the ground up and command them through an engaging story that spans the Marvel mutant universe, bringing in elements familiar to fans of the X-Men franchise.
As players tailor their Super Hero team, they can pick the different characters to use and customize them, making their team of X-Men the most powerful Super Heroes the world has ever seen.
X-Men Legends has not yet been rated by the ESRB and is expected to be available on the N-Gage in the first quarter, 2005.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
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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