May 19, 2008
Konami to Develop Products for NOKIA’s Mobile
Game service N-GAGE
METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE marks first title for
release this summer
KONAMI will begin provisioning of "METAL GEAR
SOLID MOBILE" for NOKIA’s mobile game service, "N-Gage" scheduled to start in
late June, 2008. "METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE" is original content created
exclusively for the mobile platform and based on the "METAL GEAR" series.
3D graphics and camera work were used to
reproduce the "Infiltrate without being seen by the enemy" tension that is
characteristic of the "METAL GEAR" series. "METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE" utilizes
the handset’s camera to incorporate gameplay that can only be experienced on the
mobile platform. The camera function is used to change the color of the
character’s suit as well as provide an optional control for a portion of the
game. The N-Gage release of the game supports five languages: English, French,
Italian, Spanish and German.
"METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE" was developed in
conjunction with Ideaworks3D utilizing their Airplay 3.5 SDK.
"METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE" received top honours at
the 2007 International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), taking both the Grand Prix
and Operator’s Choice Awards.
NOKIA’s "N-Gage" is a mobile game service that
began in April 2008 and is supported on "N-Gage" compatible handsets that are
available worldwide. Users can compete with players from around the world and
also participate in the "N-Gage Arena" game community.
In providing content for the "N-Gage" service,
KONAMI will offer a new gaming experience to mobile phone users around the