SEGA seems to be playing its fruit in every basket there is. Today they annouced what games they would be developing for the N-Gage and they are some killers. I wonder if some of them will make thier way to the GBA or visa versa.
Also, going with SEGA's confirmation, Activision have also made thier support offical. They have not annoucened any specific games, it still proves that like Microsoft, Nokia is taking on a market unknown and seem to be off to a good start.
Sega Corporation (Headquarter: Tokyo, Japan; President: Hideki Sato) announced today it is developing high quality branded game content for the Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck.
The Nokia N-Gage provides a mobile multiplayer platform and this will expand the game experiences, including wireless multiplayer games via Bluetooth, and interactive games by network.
Sega is currently developing titles for N-Gage such as "Sonic N", "Super Monkey Ball", "Puyo-Puyo", "Virtua Tennis", and "SEGA RALLY" (all are working titles) for the Nokia N-Gage and will develop additional titles maximizing both the N-Gage's innovative functions and Sega's technology.
The above titles are to be displayed at the Nokia event in London (U.K.) on February 5,2003, and Sydney (Australia) on February 6, 2003.
Sega is promoting a multi-platform strategy to supply our contents to all type of hardware globally. Sega considers the Nokia N-Gage is worth that much to leverage Sega's network technology and operational knowledge. Sega will make positive efforts to continuously develop contents for the Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck.
Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) confirmed today that the company plans to support Nokia's highly anticipated N-Gage platform. Activision also confirmed that it expects to work closely with Nokia on developing games that would support the platform at launch.
"We are excited about the N-Gage game deck and intend to work closely with Nokia to create games for the new platform," said David Anderson, director of licensing and business development for Activision. "We believe that the system will help expand the demographics for video games and provide us with new opportunities to reach our audience."
"The Nokia N-Gage brings a whole new level of interactive gaming with its innovative features. Working with leading games developers like Activision means that consumers will have a fantastic selection of high-quality titles to play," said Ilkka Raiskinen, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Media Business Unit, Nokia Mobile Phones.