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Nokia Announces Ashen for the N-Gage’ Mobile Game DeckDecember 17, 2003
Nokia today announced Ashen, its third self-published title for the N-Gage mobile game deck. Exclusively for the N-Gage game deck, Ashen is a 3D gothic horror themed, first person shooter that pits mobile gamers against a host of horrors. In addition to exciting single player action, up to four people can play in deathmatch mode via Bluetooth wireless technology.
“Ashen will capture mobile gamers with its impressive gameplay and unique features,” said Pasi Pölönen, Director of Game Publishing, Entertainment and Media Business Unit, Nokia Mobile Phones. “With a compelling storyline, fast paced action and unique features, Ashen will inspire gamers to fight against an amazing range of enemies and to explore and rescue the citizens of Seven River City.”
As a special feature, Ashen has a unique “ghost vision” mode that allows gamers to detect and combat invisible enemies that block their progress through the game. Players can choose from eight different weapon types such as dual pistols, a Gatling gun, sniper rifle and a unique alien assault gun. Eight single-player maps are available, with two additional maps for multiplayer deathmatch gaming. With N-Gage Arena, the mobile online gaming community, Ashen players will be able to share their best scores with other devotees of the game.
Mobile gamers can immerse themselves in a rich 3D world, ranging from ruined cityscapes, spectacular cathedrals, and alien infested streets. With eight unique and intelligently behaving enemy types, players will need to keep their wits about them as they try to unravel the reasons behind the supernatural phenomena that have taken over Seven River City.
Ashen is expected to be available on the N-Gage game deck in the first half of 2004. Ashen is being developed by Torus Games, a leading game developer based in Melbourne, Australia.
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active and hardcore gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer gameplay 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.
About Torus Games
Torus Games is an independent developer of video games based in Melbourne, Australia. Torus has been developing video games since 1994 and employs over 50 staff. For more information please visit: http://www.torus.com.au
Contributed by karttu (4610) on Feb 01, 2006.
Ashen is a supernatural horror-themed FPS developed exclusively for the N-Gage platform. When Seven River City is plunged into chaos, stricken by storms and overcome with supernatural phenomena, Jacob Ward is filled with dread and despair, like most others. Yet Ward knows more about this catastrophe than most, and as its citizens flee, he must return to Seven River City and work to save it. Somewhere in that half-ruined darkness is his sister, a woman Ward believes is responsible for this disaster; a woman who warned him this would happen…
- 3D First Person Shooter made exclusively for the Nokia N-Gage game deck
- Built to deliver fast-paced gameplay and terrifying enemy encounters
- Multiplayer gaming for up to four players with Bluetooth wireless technology
- 8 single-player maps (can also be used for multiplayer) plus 2 unique multiplayer maps
- Immersive environments from ruined cityscapes and spectacular cathedrals to an alien world
- Fight 7 unique and intelligently-behaving enemy types, including wall-climbing enemies
- Use 9 weapon types - from twin handguns to grenades and rocket launchers
- Unique 'Ghost Vision' view mode to detect hidden/invisible enemies
N-GAGE EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
- Brand-new FPS title created exclusively for the N-Gage platform
Contributed by Xoleras (65907) on Jun 13, 2004.