[Nov. 1, 2004]. Nokia today announced that it has started shipping the eagerly anticipated rally racing game Colin McRae Rally 2005 published by Codemasters. With exciting multiplaying options, real rally cars and locations and advanced damage modeling, the legendary rally franchise will bring the ultimate rally experience to the N-Gage platform.
"Multiplaying is what really makes this game rock. This holiday season, gamers can compete against the world's fastest rally gamers with shadow racing on the N-Gage Arena!" said Pasi Pölönen, Director of Game Publishing, Games Business Unit, Nokia. "You can also challenge your friend to a speedy duel over the wireless Bluetooth connection."
Colin McRae Rally 2005 provides 64 stages in eight different countries with 16 different rally cars. Gamers can tune up their cars to match the conditions and beat the clock. The realistic simulations of road types, weather conditions, and physics of car handling create an authentic rally experience.
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, the Club Football range and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains European operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. The company has its US headquarters in New York. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.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.