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Atari And Capcom Join N-Gage

Nokia announced an agreement with industry pioneers Capcom and Atari are to produce a variety of titles for the N-Gage platform. The first N-Gage titles from Capcom are expected to be announcedin the coming weeks.   “Capcom is proud to become a part of the N-Gage title family and we look forward to bringing mobile gamers hours of fun as they play Capcom games while on the move,” saidKenzo Tsujimoto, President and CEO, Capcom Co.,Ltd.   “Working with Capcom will mean fantastic additions to the N-Gage games catalogue,” said Pasi Pölönen, Director of Game Publishing, GamesBusiness Unit, Nokia. “As one of the industry pioneers, we feel that Capcom will bring a wealth of experience in the games industry to create innovative games that will take full advantage of theN-Gage platform.”   The first Atari titles for the N-Gage are expected to be released in 2005 and will include Civilization®, one of the most celebrated strategy games ever created andDRIV3R(TM), the latest installment of Atari’s hugely successful driving adventure franchise. Civilization and DRIV3R for the N-Gage platform will combine familiar storylines andaction with N-Gage multiplayer features to create a new spin for these brands.   “Having Atari on board as a developer of N-Gage games is a superb addition to our roster, and Civilizationand DRIV3R will expand the N-Gage title line-up with two blockbuster franchises,” said Pasi Pölönen, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. “We are looking forward to working with Atari toshowcase the power of the N-Gage platform, combined with the fantastic portfolio of Atari titles.”   “As one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, Atarihas a great range of titles like Civilization and DRIV3R that can be developed for the N-Gage platform,” said Wim Stocks, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing forAtari.  “Creating mobile multiplayer features for a select number of our games is an exciting opportunity for us to give fans of Atari products the value of mobility.”