Nokia has today announced that Prague-based CENEGA PUBLISHING is planning to deliver selected titles for the N-Gage platform. In the latter half of 2004 and early 2005, CENEGA and Nokia expect to release two titles: Roots: Gates of Chaos, an RPG that features a storyline exclusive to the N-Gage platform, and Shade: Wrath of Angels, a 3D horror game with exclusive multiplayer features.
“This is a fantastic chance for CENEGA games to take advantage of the unique mobile connected features that the N-Gage platform provides. The Roots: Gate of Chaos and Shade: Wrath of Angels on the N-Gage platform will allow the players to join their allies and experience the real meaning of brotherhood in arms via multiplayer gaming over Bluetooth wireless technology. CENEGA fans will be able to enjoy some of their favorite games anytime, anywhere they wish.” Slavomir Pavlicek, General Manager, Cenega Publishing.
“Working with CENEGA means that N-Gage gamers can play fantastic titles like Roots: Gates of Chaos and Shade: Wrath of Angels, which should have gamers on tenterhooks across the globe. With Roots, and its support for up to 4-player multiplayer gaming and Shade’s 2-player deathmatch mode, we expect to have a long and happy relationship with CENEGA and keep gamers thumbs occupied worldwide.” Pasi Pölönen, Director of Game Publishing, Games Business Unit, Nokia.
The prequel to the other versions of The Roots, Roots: Gates of Chaos on N-Gage takes place 1000 years before, a time where the gods’ struggle for world domination has turned into an open war. Wild hordes of monsters are allowed to ravage the world as the gods fail to take care of the balance of the universe but instead concentrate on mobilizing their armies in preparation for the final battle. A player’s mission, should they choose to accept, it is to become one of the gallant heroes fighting to help the Lady of Life defeat her nemesis the Demon Lord. Roots is playable in cooperation or competition modes up to 4 players via Bluetooth wireless technology.
Shade: Wrath of Angels is a 3D horror action-adventure game where intrigue grips the player from the outset, as they find themselves having to wrack their brains to solve puzzles and problems of logic that would even stump Einstein. Throughout its four chapters, gamers must be ever alert as unexpected predators follow them through different times and dimensions. Gamers can use a range of attacking styles from close combat, spell casting and gunfire to create a bizarre and unique game play experience that will leave them wanting more. Shade: Wrath of Angels is expected to have a 2-player deathmatch mode via Bluetooth wireless technology.