Nokia Deal to Offer Classic Arcade Games for Asha Smartphones
Nokia has announced a partnership with Namco Bandai to include its classic arcade games in the Nokia Asha Touch smartphones.
In total, 22 games will be available including the classics:
- Pac Man
- Flight Control
- Ace Combat Northern Wings
- Final Fantasy
- Drift Ridge Racer
- Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima
- Galaga Special Edition
These titles are priced between US$0.99 and US$ 2.99. Mobile gaming fans in more than 52 countries will be able to purchase titles without the need for a credit card, via Nokia's direct billing agreements with 145 mobile network operators.
James Kucera, head of mobile for Namco Bandai, said: "Our partnership with Nokia perfectly illustrates the strengths 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"
Nokia Store has just broken the 5 billion downloads landmark. From January to April, 42% of all content downloaded from Nokia Store was delivered to Asha and other Nokia devices based on the Java ecosystem. Just one year ago, that number was 10%. To date, more than 411 Nokia developers have with apps which have achieved more than 1 million downloads, while India Games, Pico Brothers and Inode have all driven more than 100 million downloads.