Helsinki, Feb. 7, 2005. Nokia today announced that it will be shipping X-Men: Legends, the first 3D action-RPG based on the popular Marvel characters. X-Men: Legends challenges players to create, customize and control their favorite X-Men Super Heroes in teams of four in their ongoing battle to protect humanity from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and other Marvel Super Villains.
Gamers can train their X-Men squad through a variety of single player missions, as well as up to four player multiplayer missions via Bluetooth wireless technology. On the N-Gage Arena, players will be able to post high scores and download new missions and games.
“X-Men: Legends lets gamers enjoy the action wherever they go as well as connect and compete with fellow X-Man fans via Bluetooth and the N-Gage Arena,” said Pasi PÃ¶lÃ¶nen, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. “This game shows off well the mobile multiplayer features of the N-Gage platform.”
Players can build a squad of four X-Men characters from favorites, including WolverineÃ¤, GambitÃ¤ and StormÃ¤ from the ground up and command them through an engaging story that spans the Marvel mutant universe, bringing in elements familiar to fans of the X-Men franchise.
As players tailor their Super Hero team, they can pick the different characters to use and customize them, making their team of X-Men the most powerful Super Heroes the world has ever seen.
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The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.