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Next-gen mobiles to match PSP?

Ideaworks bloke reckons so.

Vivendi launches Navy Challenge

Battleships re-invented.

Virtua Tennis for mobiles

Nothing to do with babies.

Gameloft extends Ubi mob deal

Assassin's Creed, Haze, more.

Kato brings Maradona to mobs

For some tournament.

Spanish mobile developers Kato Studios have announced the launch of a new football title, focusing on the football skills of perhaps the most famous player to wear the number 10 shirt, Diego Maradona.

Mobile release round-up

A quick rundown.

With new mobile titles pouring into the market on a daily basis, here's a quick rundown of some of the latest titles on offer for those seeking some entertainment on the go.

N-Gage digital distribution live

For multiple devices.

Nokia has announced the launch of a new online retail distribution channel for N-Gage games and content, enabling consumers to access a broad catalogue of titles which can be securely purchased, saved to a memory card and installed on various compatible devices.

Squenix commited to mobiles

Wants to build bridges.

Japanese software publisher Square Enix is preparing for an assault on the Western mobile gaming market, challenging the current trend for simple, casual games and striving to build bridges between mobile gamers and the traditional hardcore videogames audience.

Real Football kicks off

Gameloft's mobile series returns.

Gameloft has announced a partnership with i-mode operators in six European countries, offering a cross-country mobile football tournament to celebrate the launch of its 2006 Real Football mobile game.

Ronaldinho goes mobile

Brazilian star gets game series.

Meantime Mobile Creations, in partnership with Goal Mobile, has announced the imminent launch of a suite of mobile content products starring football hero Ronaldinho - beginning with one-button gaming title, Total Control.

Tribune targets mobiles

Service to launch with Sudoku.

Tribune Media Services has announced plans to launch a new service that will bring mobile content to readers of online newspapers and magazines.

Sonic tops mobile chart

For April 2006.

ELSPA has announced the top ten UK mobile titles for the month of April, revealing that Glu's Sonic the Hedgehog is still topping the chat - with EA's Tetris also holding firm in the number two spot.

Mobile gambling to skyrocket

Says analyst group.

Juniper Research analyst Bruce Gibson has forecast huge growth for the mobile gambling industry, predicting that the value of bets placed will rise from USD 2 billion to USD 23 billion by 2011.

Infospace sexifies soccer

Not an actual word.

InfoSpace has announced the European launch of Sexy Soccer, a new mobile phone game that rewards skilful players with images of partially clothed women.

Independent mobile games developer HandyGames is teaming up with Germany's leading board game manufacturer, Ravensburger, to bring the world's best known memory game to mobile phones.

Ironstar announces Pocket Pal

Community driven.

Finnish mobile games and content developer Ironstar Helsinki has announced the creation of Pocket Pal, a unique title that enables users to generate their own mobile game online before downloading it directly to their handset.

Ojom's new footy manager

Just in time for World Cup.

Mobile games publisher Ojom has announced the timely launch of Manager Pro World Championship edition, challenging would-be football managers to lead their team to the ultimate victory of winning the World Cup.

Chu Chu hits mobiles

We miss the Dreamcast.

Glu Mobile has announced the launch of a dedicated mobile version of acclaimed Dreamcast puzzle game Chu Chu Rocket!, demonstrating that the recent acquisition of iFone is bearing fruit as Glu takes advantage of the company's existing relationship with Sega.

Mizuguchi chuffed with Gameloft

Partners on Lumines.

Speaking to MobileIndustry.biz at E3, Japanese game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi - whose creations include Space Channel 5, Rez, Ninety-Nine Nights and Lumines - has heaped praise on mobile publisher GameLoft, with whom he worked on his first mobile title, Lumines Mobile.

T-Mobile and EA partner

FIFA pre-installed on Nokias.

T-Mobile and Electronic Arts have established a new strategic relationship that will bring EA's top-selling mobile games to network subscribers across Europe.

New Sonic title for mobiles

Shown off at E3.

While Sega's legendary mascot is still spinning his way to the top of the mobile games download chart, the publisher has revealed a new game in development that's been designed from scratch for the mobile platform.