Chances are, you may already of known about this, but the press release was issued today. Within the next 12 months, EA plans to release a handful of games for the N-Gage device. The two that caught my eye were Spore Origins and The Sims 3. There is no doubt Spore Origins will make it here this year, but The Sims 3 will be released probably after it comes out on PC.
Here’s the full press release below:
EA MOBILE STRENGTHENS COMMITMENT TO NOKIA N-GAGE WITH NEW GLOBAL GAMES LINE-UP
Top titles coming to N-Gage include EA SPORTS FIFA 09, Spore Origins, The Sims 3 and Tomb Raider Underworld
Rome, Italy – October 29th, 2008 – EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:ERTS), today furthered its support for Nokia N-Gage with the announcement of an extensive global release schedule for the platform. Key titles available in time for the Winter holiday season include EA SPORTS FIFA 09, Spore Origins and MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition, with many other popular games such as Need For Speed Undercover, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and The Sims 3 arriving in 2009.
“Nokia is thrilled to be bringing a tremendous roster of titles from EA Mobile to N-Gage customers around the world,” commented Gregg Sauter, Director of Third Party Publishing, Nokia. “The breadth and quality of this new games line-up is testament to the strong relationship between Nokia and EA Mobile. As N-Gage accelerates its growth through 2009 and beyond we look forward to continuing our close relationship with EA Mobile to deliver even more innovative and exciting games to the global N-Gage community.”
Peter Parmenter, Director, Worldwide OEM at EA Mobile added: “We’re delighted to extend our support for Nokia with a superb games line-up from EA Mobile for N-Gage. We’re committed to exploring methods to make the experience of finding, buying and playing mobile games easier and more compelling and N-Gage gives us a robust ecosystem to bring to market some of EA’s most popular franchises as well as those of one of our key partners, Eidos, with Tomb Raider: UnderworldTM and Pandemonium TM.”
EA Mobile games scheduled for release on Nokia N-Gage in the next 12 months include EA SPORTS FIFA 09, MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition, Spore Origins, Boom Blox TM, Need For Speed Undercover, Tomb Raider Underworld, Pandemonium, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR and The Sims 3.
About EA Mobile
EA Mobile™, a division of EA’s Casual Entertainment Label, is the world’s leading wireless entertainment publisher with award-winning games such as Tetris®, Bejeweled®, The Sims, and Need For Speed. The EA Mobile portfolio also includes casual games based on the company’s partnership with Hasbro, Inc. including MONOPOLY, YAHTZEE and SCRABBLE (in the U.S. and Canada) as well as sports blockbusters from the EA SPORTS™ brand, including Madden NFL Football, FIFA Soccer and NASCAR®. EA Mobile develops games for multiple mobile platforms including mobile phones, smartphones, the iPhone and iPod. For more information about EA Mobile, please visit www.eamobile.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS Freestyle™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
N-Gage is a made-for-mobile games service available in compatible Nokia Nseries and other S60 3rd Edition devices from Nokia. N-Gage makes it easy to find, try, buy, play and manage high-quality mobile games as well as connect to friends and other players in the N-Gage Arena, Nokia’s mobile gaming community. Nokia is working with the world’s leading publishers to deliver a broad portfolio of games. www.n-gage.com
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle, EA Mobile POGO, Need for Speed, Spore, Boom Blox, Need for Speed and The Sims are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Tetris is a registered trademark of Tetris Holding, LLC. Bejeweled is a registered trademark of PopCap Games, Inc. John Madden, NFL, FIFA, Tiger Woods, PGA TOUR and NASCAR are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. MONOPOLY, YAHTZEE, and SCRABBLE (in the U.S. and Canada) are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. iPhone, iPod, iTunes and Mac are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Tomb Raider: UnderworldTM, Tomb RaiderTM and PandemoniumTM are trakemarks of Eidos Interactive Ltd, all rights reserved.