Nokia launched its re-tooled N-Gage mobile games service. N-Gage allows consumers to browse, demo and buy mobile games directly from their Nokia devices. The N-Gage platform is a downloadable application that currently supports devices including the Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N82, Nokia N95, and Nokia N95 8GB. Users can also join the N-Gage Arena, a community where they can find others to play multiplayer games, discuss topics on the message boards and via live chat, and participate in tournaments and hosted events.
The first set of mobile games available through N-Gage includes titles from EA Mobile ("FIFA 08"); Gameloft ("Brain Challenge," "Asphalt 3"); and Glu Mobile ("World Series of Poker Pro Challenge"). Upcoming titles from EA include "Tetris" and "The Sims 2 Pets." Games are expected to cost between six and ten euros ($9.40 - $15.70).