THQ To Develop Wireless Games For Motorola
Game developer THQ Inc. and Motorola, Inc. have teamed to develop a suite of games for Motorola's current and next-generation handsets. As a result of this agreement, the companies will introduce new wireless games for Motorola mobile phones with Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) technology. The first four games, WWF MOBILE MADNESS, TETRIS, INTELLIVISION'S ASTROSMASH and MOTOGP will launch in North America in mid-January 2002 with worldwide distribution to follow throughout the year. Some of the new games will be pre-installed on Motorola's handsets, while others will be available on a Website and from wireless network operators for consumers to download wirelessly. Earlier this year, Motorola announced the first five J2ME technology-enabled mobile phones in North America as well as its first in Europe and Asia. J2ME technology allows users to upgrade continually their wireless devices with applications. The company expects that the majority of the handsets it will introduce in 2002 will also incorporate this technology. The THQ games will be available for download at www.nextel.com/idenupdate.