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    Official Press Release
    May 12, 2004

    First-ever video game version of best selling RPG with mobile multiplayer features

    Los Angeles, California – May 11, 2004. Nokia today announced that the highly acclaimed role-playing property Rifts will be brought exclusively to the N-Gage platform in 2005. The Rifts pen and paper role-playing series, published by Palladium Books, Inc., is highly regarded as one of the most compelling properties of its kind with an extensive base of dedicated fans.

    Rifts on the N-Gage platform will incorporate characters and environments from the print series while at the same time introducing new characters, plots and storylines as it expands into the video game space. On the N-Gage version, gamers explore the chaotic Rifts world via an original 3D graphic engine and assemble a party of characters ranging from the metal behemoth Glitter Boy to the psychic Mind Melter. With an immersive storyline, up to four players can campaign collaboratively via Bluetooth wireless technology, or battle other players around the world via the N-Gage Arena.

    “Were proud to introduce Rifts as the latest Nokia published title that will debut exclusively on the N-Gage platform,” said Pasi, Director of Game Publishing, Games Business Unit, Nokia. “The intricate and detailed world of Rifts is a perfect fit for our platform and consumer base. Its particularly well-suited for mobile multiplayer gaming, whether you want collaboration or competition.”

    “Its amazing to work with Nokia and develop Rifts for the N-Gage platform,” said Kevin Siembieda, creator of the Rifts World. “Were creating a new storyline that is strong and compelling, with great characters and location choices and a winning combination of action, surprise and fun. I’m sure that Rifts on the N-Gage will please long-time Rifts players and attract a broad audience of video game enthusiasts.

    Developed by Backbone Entertainment, Rifts is expected to be available in the Summer of 2005.

    About N-Gage
    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 gameplay 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.

    Media Enquiries:

    Nokia, Multimedia
    Tel: +358 7180 45667

    Nokia, Americas
    Tel: +1 972 894 4573

    Nokia, Asia Pacific
    Tel: +65 6723 2323

    Copyright © 2004 Nokia. All rights reserved. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Some features and services are dependent on the network, supported digital content formats, the compatibility of other devices and applications, and other factors. Please refer to the user guide for complete information. RIFTS ® is a registered trademark owned and licensed by Palladium Books, Inc. Copyright © 2004 Palladium Books, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2004 Backbone Entertainment.

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