KONAMI

METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE to be distributed
for NOKIA's mobile game service, "N-Gage".


May 20th, 2008
 

KONAMI will begin provisioning of METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE for NOKIA's mobile game service, N-Gage(*1) scheduled to start in late June, 2008.

METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE is original content created exclusively for the mobile platform and based on the METAL GEAR series(*2).

3D graphics and camera work were used to reproduce the "Infiltrate without being seen by the enemy" tension that is characteristic of the METAL GEAR series.

"METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE" utilizes the handset's camera to incorporate gameplay that can only be experienced on the mobile platform. The camera function is used to change the color of the character's suit as well as provide an optional control for a portion of the game. The N-Gage release of the game supports 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE received top honours at the 2007 International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA)(*3), taking both the Grand Prix and Operator's Choice Awards.

NOKIA's N-Gage is a mobile game service that began in April 2008 and is supported on N-Gage compatible handsets that are available worldwide. Users can compete with players from around the world and also participate in the N-Gage Arena game community.

In providing content for the N-Gage service, KONAMI will offer a new gaming experience to mobile phone users around the world.

  (*1) Regarding N-Gage
N-Gage is a made-for-mobile games service available in compatible Nokia Nseries and other S60 3rd Edition devices from Nokia. N-Gage makes it easy to find, try, buy, play and manage high-quality mobile games as well as connect to friends and other players in the N-Gage Arena, Nokia’s mobile gaming community.
     
  (*2) METAL GEAR Series
The total worldwide sales of the game software has surpassed 22,000,000 units (as of December 2007).
The latest work, METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS will be released worldwide on June 12th.
     
  (*3) About International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA)
The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), launched in 2004 is the leading platform for Innovation in Mobile Entertainment worldwide. Each year mobile gaming studios, individual developers, students and researchers are challenged to come up with the most innovative concepts for tomorrow's mobile games. An international jury selects the 25 most appealing, original and creative ideas that seem to be technically feasible.
 
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 METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE official website is here (Japanese only):
 
 Kojima Production's official website is here:
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