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New: N-Gage Game - Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party

Vivendo Universal and Nokia have announced the forthcoming availability of Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Paty developed by TKO Software. The game involves exploring a 3D college campus while solving puzzles and taking place in risque activities. The game is the first for the N-Gage aimed at the adult market. Can Larry Lovage win the heart of Rosie? Only time will tell...

and we suspect that this adult themed game might be the key to increased sales...

Press Release Source: Nokia Corporation

Leisure Suit Larry Finds Love on the N-Gage; Nokia Announces Leisure Suit Larry(TM): Pocket Party
Wednesday July 21, 3:00 pm ET


LAS VEGAS, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK - News) today announced that it will co-publish and develop Leisure Suit Larry(TM): Pocket Party for the N-Gage platform. Based on Vivendi Universal Games' classic Leisure Suit Larry series, the N-Gage offering is a 3D adventure that challenges gamers to help Larry get the 'action' he so desperately craves.
Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party is the first handheld version of the series and contains gameplay and features that are only available on the N-Gage platform. In addition to the steamy situations and dialogue, the game is the first N-Gage title to feature cell-shading. Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party is expected to be released in November 2004.

"Leisure Suit Larry is one of the most loved -- and pitied -- video game characters of all time and has a fanatically loyal fan base," said Pasi Polonen, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. "Nokia is thrilled to bring such addictive, hilarious gameplay, to gamers."

Gamers assume the role of Larry Lovage, nephew of the original Larry Laffer, and are immediately challenged by Larry's lack of social skills, charm, style and luck. In Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party, players explore an extensive and highly detailed 3D college campus, while solving puzzles and engaging in risque activities. As they search for the ultimate good time, gamers bump into Rosie Palmer, the head cheerleader at Larry's college. Attempting to win over Rosie's heart, Larry is thoroughly embarrassed by her jock boyfriend Chuck Rockwell -- humiliation never stopped Larry before and he is determined to do anything to be with Rosie.

Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party features more than 30 hours of gameplay, 10 outrageous characters, and non-stop steamy dialogue and situations. In addition to Larry, Rosie and Chuck, players will encounter other hysterical personalities such as Loosey, the hot, manipulative cheerleader, Nigh T. Mishons, Larry's soda-guzzling, video game playing friend and Professor Drew Barringmore who prefers letting it all hang out.

Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party offers gamers the opportunity to test their social skills against others via head-to-head Bluetooth multiplayer gaming including up to four turn-based two-player mini-games.

Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party is being developed by TKO Software, and co-published by Vivendi Universal Games and Nokia.

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.

About Vivendi Universal Games

Headquartered in Los Angeles, VU Games is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Fox Interactive and Massive Entertainment. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features multi-million unit selling properties such as Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo from Blizzard; Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Ground Control, Tribes and Leisure Suit Larry.

About TKO Software

TKO Software, Inc. delivers interactive software and services for the entertainment industry. Already one of the world's largest independent games developers, the company produces new games and associated technologies for PCs, consoles, and wireless & handheld devices. The company was established in Santa Cruz, CA in 2001 and employs over 150 staff across offices in Santa Cruz, CA, Dallas and Austin Texas, and Dublin, Ireland. More information about TKO Software is available at http://www.tko-software.com .
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