Nokia announces Ashen

Self-published too, bless 'em.

Nokia has excitedly issued a press release announcing a new self-published first-person shooter called Ashen. The gothic-horror styled title - developed by Melbourne-based Torus Games - naturally features plenty of "impressive gameplay and unique features", and will take place in the fictional Seven River City, pitting you against eight enemy types as you attempt to rescue the city's citizens.

The game's main unique feature will be its ghost vision mode which allows players to see and combat otherwise invisible enemies with one of the game's eight weapons, which include dual-pistols, Gattling gun, sniper rifle and some kind of alien assault rifle. Nokia are boasting that Ashen will feature a rich 3D world, sending players through ruined cityscapes, cathedrals and city streets riddled with aliens, but whether the engine will be able to rival the surprisingly impressive graphical might offered by the recently reviewed Red Faction's 3D engine remains to be seen.

Ashen comprises eight single player maps in total, with an additional two for the game's four-player Bluetooth deathmatch mode. Players will also be able to upload high scores to the rankings on N-Gage Arena. We can expect the N-Gage exclusive title to arrive sometime in the first half of 2004.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (7)

About the author

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

Contributor  |  mousenator

This is my public bio. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My public bio is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my public bio is useless. Without my public bio, I am useless.


You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (7)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store