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|imagecaption=Cover scan of the unreleased N-Gage port.
 
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'''''Alien Front''''' was a planned port of action video game ''Alien Front Online'' (originally released for the Sega Dreamcast) for Nokia's N-Gage mobile phone/console hybrid. This port was going to be developed and published by Sega, which had previously developed and published games for the N-Gage.  
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'''''Alien Front''''' was a planned port of the action video game ''Alien Front Online'' (originally released for the Sega Dreamcast) for Nokia's N-Gage mobile phone/console hybrid. This port was going to be developed and published by Sega, which had previously developed and published games for the N-Gage.  
  
 
==Announcement==
 
==Announcement==
On February 9, 2004, Nokia and Sega had announced that they would port two branded titles to the N-Gage. ''Alien Front'', which was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast and ''Virtua Cop'' (originally on the Sega Saturn)
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On February 9th, 2004, Nokia and Sega had announced that they would port two branded titles to the N-Gage. ''Alien Front'', which was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast and ''Virtua Cop'' (originally on the Sega Saturn)
Both were announced with Spring 2004 release dates. The ports would be downsized for easier transfer to mobile phones.<ref>[http://www.ign.com/articles/2004/02/09/two-new-sega-titles Sega and Nokia announcing the two ports of the games] Retrieved 25 Jan '18</ref>  
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Both were announced with Spring 2004 release dates. The ports would be downsized for easier transfer to mobile phones.<ref>[http://www.ign.com/articles/2004/02/09/two-new-sega-titles Sega and Nokia announcing the two ports of the games.] Retrieved 25 Jan '18</ref>  
  
 
==Gameplay==  
 
==Gameplay==  
Gameplay footage obtained by IGN showed that you would be able to fight off aliens as humans in a certain time frame. As humans, you needed to destroy as many alien ships as possible while defending an objective. It was also stated that you would be able to play online through the Nokia N-Gage Arena.  
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Gameplay footage obtained by IGN showed that you would be able to fight off aliens as humans in a certain time frame. Playing as the humans, they would have needed to destroy as many alien ships as possible while defending an objective. It was also stated that players would be able to play online through the Nokia N-Gage Arena.<ref>[http://www.ign.com/videos/2004/02/18/alien-front-n-gage-gameplay The gameplay of ''Alien Front'' port.] Retrieved 25 Jan '18</ref>
<ref>[http://www.ign.com/videos/2004/02/18/alien-front-n-gage-gameplay Gameplay of Alien Front port] Retrieved 25 Jan '18</ref>
 
  
 
==Cancellation==
 
==Cancellation==
As the release date for Alien Front came and went, it was never released. There has not been an official statement from Sega as to why this port was cancelled. Many point out the fact that the Nokia N-Gage did not sell well. This may have caused the cancellation of the port. The port was speculated to have been completed as details like an MRSP, an ESRB rating, and gameplay were all released.  
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As the release date for ''Alien Front'' came and went, it was never released. There has not been an official statement from Sega as to why this port was cancelled. Many point out the fact that the Nokia N-Gage did not sell well. This may have caused the cancellation of the port. The port was speculated to have been completed as details like an MRSP, an ESRB rating, and gameplay were all released.  
<ref>[http://www.ign.com/games/alien-front/nng-656086 IGN information page about the game with the MSRP and ESRB rating] Retrieved 25 Jan '18</ref>
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<ref>[http://www.ign.com/games/alien-front/nng-656086 IGN information page about the game with the MSRP and ESRB rating.] Retrieved 25 Jan '18</ref>
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
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On November 17th, 2019, a 4chan user shared the game's files in a /v/ thread about prototype and beta video games, making the game available for play.<ref>[https://archive.is/sS3Qd Archived /v/ thread containing the original download link for the dumped game.] Retrieved 17 Nov '19</ref>
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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Latest revision as of 21:40, 10 May 2021

Alien front ngage cover.jpg

Cover scan of the unreleased N-Gage port.

Status: Found

Date found: 17 Nov 2019

Found by: 4chan user

Alien Front was a planned port of the action video game Alien Front Online (originally released for the Sega Dreamcast) for Nokia's N-Gage mobile phone/console hybrid. This port was going to be developed and published by Sega, which had previously developed and published games for the N-Gage.

Announcement[edit | edit source]

On February 9th, 2004, Nokia and Sega had announced that they would port two branded titles to the N-Gage. Alien Front, which was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast and Virtua Cop (originally on the Sega Saturn) Both were announced with Spring 2004 release dates. The ports would be downsized for easier transfer to mobile phones.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Gameplay footage obtained by IGN showed that you would be able to fight off aliens as humans in a certain time frame. Playing as the humans, they would have needed to destroy as many alien ships as possible while defending an objective. It was also stated that players would be able to play online through the Nokia N-Gage Arena.[2]

Cancellation[edit | edit source]

As the release date for Alien Front came and went, it was never released. There has not been an official statement from Sega as to why this port was cancelled. Many point out the fact that the Nokia N-Gage did not sell well. This may have caused the cancellation of the port. The port was speculated to have been completed as details like an MRSP, an ESRB rating, and gameplay were all released. [3]

Availability[edit | edit source]

On November 17th, 2019, a 4chan user shared the game's files in a /v/ thread about prototype and beta video games, making the game available for play.[4]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]