13th July, 2012
Mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, in partnership with Arcade Games manufacturer, NAMCO BANDAI, has announced over 20 vintage games available on the recently launched Asha Touch devices to be downloaded through the Nokia Store.
The new devices, Asha 305, 308 and 311, to be launched this month, bring a colourful range of great experiences designed for young, urban and aspirational consumers. With them, consumers are able to take advantage of a new touch screen experience that makes mobile web browsing fast, with easy access to social networks and, of course, a great gaming performance.
Available through Nokia Store, the agreement includes some of the most prestigious titles in the gaming industry, such as PAC-MAN®, Final Fantasy, ACE COMBAT® and Flight Control. Others are SOULCALIBUR®, RIDGE RACER® DRIFT, BRAIN EXERCISE™ WITH DR. KAWASHIMA and GALAGA® SPECIAL EDITION.
Reacting to this development, Managing Director, Nokia West-Africa, James Rutherford, said: “We at Nokia are excited about the partnership with NAMCO Bandai. It truly brings to customers the desired gaming experience that will truly excite them. Nokia will continue to add value to our customers through the devices we manufacture and the apps embedded in them.’
The titles are priced between $0.99 and $2.99. Mobile gaming fans in more than 52 countries will be able to purchase titles without the need for a credit card, but through Nokia’s extensive direct billing agreements with over 145 operators.
Head of mobile for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., James Kucera, said: “Our partnership with Nokia perfectly illustrates the strength of our brand’s experience and leadership in the mobile games industry and fits our mutual resolve to bring games to all mobile users worldwide”