Nokia officially launches N-Gage mobile service


Straight from Espoo, Finland (loosely translated from Spanish to English as It’s Poo, Finland!) comes “the global launch of the Nokia N-Gage mobile games service with more games, additional compatible devices, and an expanded online offering.”

Nokia handset and device owners will be able to browse, demo, and purchase games directly and can whoop it up with other N-Gage users via the N-Gage Arena community. The first games to become available (there are only six) include…

EA SPORTS(TM) FIFA 08 by EA Mobile

Brain Challenge and Asphalt 3: Street Rules by Gameloft

World Series of Poker (TM) Pro Challenge by Glu Mobile

Hooked On: Creatures of the Deep and System Rush: Evolution by Nokia Publishing.

These games will be followed closely by Tetris® and The Sims(TM) 2 Pets by EA Mobile; Block Breaker Deluxe and Dogz by Gameloft; and Snakes Subsonic, Space Impact: Kappa Base and Mile High Pinball by Nokia Publishing.

Compatible devices include the Nokia N81 and N81 8GB, N82, and the N95 and N95 8GB. So basically six games available for three devices. Here’s to hoping Nokia really ramps things up in the very near future.