The Forced Unleashed Upon N-Gage

ngageunleadhed.jpgThe upcoming N-Gage relaunch looms, and I don't know about you guys but my excitement is at an all-time 'huh' as THQ Wireless announces that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is heading to the platform in 2008. Let's see what THQ Wireless VP Adam Cominsky has to say!

"THQ Wireless is dedicated to creating an awesome mobile Star Wars experience that delivers on the concept of unleashing the Force."

The concept of unleashing the force...right. Which is what the game is about, of course. All of that unleashing and that force thingy. So exciting! Woo boy. I get the distinct feeling Adam has no idea what this game is about. Luckily THQ's Finland studio Universomo is creating the game, and I don't think he hangs out there. For a mobile title, the game is looking rather tight. If I ever find a Nokia N-Gage compatible phone sitting in a lost and found somewhere, I might just try it out.

THQ Wireless, Lucasfilm Ltd., and LucasArts to Bring Star Wars: The Force Unleashed to N-Gage

ESPOO, Finland, December 3: Nokia (NYSE:NOK), THQ Wireless, Lucasfilm, and LucasArts today revealed that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is coming to N-Gage, Nokia's next generation mobile gaming platform in 2008.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The game's expansive story is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

The mobile version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is in development by THQ's Finland-based studio, Universomo. Using Cell WeaverTM technology, the game lets the player harness the Force while assisting Darth Vader in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Mobile game provides players with unique community features, including tournaments, score uploads and downloadable content, through N-Gage Arena services.

"We're proud to be able to deliver the next chapter in the Star Wars saga on the N-Gage platform," said Gregg Sauter, Director, Publishing, Nokia. "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Mobile game will take advantage of the N-Gage platform's robust native development environment to provide the ultimate mobile gaming experience, including powerful graphics, connectivity and community elements."

"THQ Wireless is dedicated to creating an awesome mobile Star Wars experience that delivers on the concept of unleashing the Force. The N-Gage platform makes it possible for us to release a rich mobile gaming experience to entertain as wide an audience as possible on N-Gage compatible devices," said Adam Comisky, vice president of THQ Wireless.

"The launch of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be a major entertainment event in 2008, and bringing the game to the N-Gage mobile gaming platform is a big part of that because it means that millions of people around the world will be able to access the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed world right in the palm of their hand," said Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing.


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