Gameloft has announced the release of Real Football 2009, the latest edition of the highly successful football franchise, on Nokia N-Gage. The announcement, made at the Dubai World Game Expo where N-Gage is platinum sponsor, further cements the growing relationship between the two companies.
The Real Football series has been the best rated mobile football simulation game for the past five years. The 2009 edition allows players to choose from 12 stadiums and six leagues featuring 200 teams, as well as five gaming modes ranging from the Leagues and Cups, to exhibition, penalty kicks and training. The game also features a dynamic replay system to give players control how they view the action. New to Real Football ‘09 is realistic player behaviour and a 360 degree gaming experience utilising high quality 3D graphics and realistic sound effects.
Gameloft has secured the FIFpro licence to include real player names in the title and the official licence of the Spanish Liga. The game also bridges the gap between ‘football gaming’ and ‘football reality’ with Cesc Fabregas, who played an integral part in helping Spain win the 2008 UEFA European Championship, as the cover athlete of the title.
Ludovic Blondel, OEM director at Gameloft, stated: “We are really excited to see the fusion of the established Real Football and N-Gage communities that this title will create for the first time.”
Gregg Sauter, director of third party publishing at Nokia, commented: “It’s great to see Real Football 09 launched on the N-Gage platform. As a sport, football is the world’s most popular, and as a game, Real Football will be tough to beat. With great gameplay and superb quality graphics, we expect this game to bring a new level of sports excellence and realism to the platform.”