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Colin McRae Rally 2005 (N-Gage)

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Nokia Press Release :

    Codemasters Drives Onto The N-Gage With Colin McRae Rally 2005



    The leading rally game series goes mobile with N-Gage Arena functionality

    June 23, 2004 – Nokia, together with Codemasters, today announced that Colin McRae Rally 2005 is under development for the N-Gage platform. As the first Codemasters title for the N-Gage platform, Colin McRae Rally 2005, developed by Ideaworks3D, will bring all the gripping action from the leading rally game series together with support for racing competitions via the N-Gage Arena.

    “It’s great to be able to bring Colin McRae Rally 2005, as the most successful brand in rally gaming, to the N-Gage mobile gaming audience,” said Jim Darling, CEO, Codemasters. “We’re really excited to work with the N-Gage team and build games that take advantage of the mobile connected features of the N-Gage platform.”

    “It’s fantastic to have Codemasters’ support for the N-Gage platform and Colin McRae Rally 2005 a great first title to showcase the talents of the team,” said Pasi Pölönen, Director of Game Publishing, Games Business Unit, Nokia. “The online support for ghost racing via N-Gage Arena will give rally fans a chance to compete with the best rally gamers from around the world.”

    “We are thrilled to be working with Codemasters and Nokia to craft the definitive driving experience for the N-Gage game deck,” said Adrian Sack CEO of Ideaworks3D.

    Colin McRae Rally 2005 is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2004.

    About Codemasters
    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 www.codemasters.com

    About N-Gage
    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 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 Ideaworks3D
    London-based Ideaworks3D is an award-winning developer of advanced mobile gaming technology and content. Founded in 1998 with a strong Oxford and Cambridge computer science and electronic engineering pedigree, the company has an unparalleled track record of innovation and market leadership in the field of rich mobile gaming. Ideaworks3D's creative contribution to mobile gaming was recently recognized in Europe with the coveted BAFTA Games Award for Best Mobile Game 2003, and in the US with the inaugural "Mobie" for Best Mobile Game 2003. Ideaworks3D is online at mobilegames.com

    Contributed by karttu (4610) on Feb 01, 2006.

Nokia Press Release :

    Colin McRae On The N-Gage Platform Rallies Out To Retailers

    November 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.

    About Codemasters
    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

    About N-Gage
    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.

    Contributed by karttu (4610) on Feb 01, 2006.

Nokia N-Gage website:
    A true legend joins the expanding roster of car games on the N-Gage, as Colin McRae Rally 2005 by Codemasters makes its debut on the world’s freshest mobile gaming device. It is the ultimate rally game and one of the most popular motor sport franchises ever created.

    In Colin McRae Rally 2005 you grab a seat behind the steering wheel of the rally car of your choice. Explore racing locations around the world: race on the roads of 64 stages in eight different countries and work your way towards the championship. Tune up your car 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. The locations and the cars are real as well, your job is to provide the real driving!

    Multiplaying is the thing that really makes this game roar. Compete against the world’s fastest rally gamers with Shadow Racing on the N-Gage Arena! You can also challenge your friend to a speedy duel over the wireless Bluetooth connection.

    • The legendary rally franchise by Codemasters now on N-Gage!
    • Realistic physics, authentic car handling, variable road types and changing weather conditions
    • 16 cars, including Peugeot, Subaru, Toyota and Audi
    • Performance tuning for tires, gears, power ratio, brake balance, brake power and steering sensitivity
    • Real rally locations and 64 stages in eight countries
    • Advanced damage modeling


    N-Gage Exclusive Features

    • Shadow Racing on the N-Gage Arena
    • Two player head-to-head gaming over the Bluetooth connection

    Contributed by karttu (4610) on Feb 01, 2006.