Nokia announced the global launch of its N-Gage mobile gaming platform with more games, more compatible devices and an expanded online offering.
The company said that the new N-Gage platform offers gamers a simpler way to find, try and buy high-quality made-for-mobile games straight from their mobile device. Players also can connect with one another through the N-Gage Arena community, and log onto the N-Gage Web portal from their PCs.
“With N-Gage, we’re offering a seamless experience for people around the world to try and buy games that are engaging, accessible and have wide appeal,” said Jaakko Kaidesoja, vice president of games at Nokia, in a statement. “We’re very excited to get this into the hands of our customers, because with them we will shape the future of mobile gaming.”
Nokia’s N-Gage platform follows the poor results of the company’s previous N-Gage gaming device.
Current N-Gage-compatible Nokia devices include: the N81, N81 8GB, N82, N95 and N95 8GB. Games are expected to cost about between $9 and $15 and are free to try before purchasing.