December 17, 2007 It seems that virtual pets such as Tamagotchi and their electronic brethren are a fad that just won’t go away. Now Nokia has announced that the Creebies virtual pet-care game will be available through the N-Gage mobile games service, giving each player their own 3D Creebi to care for, entertain, feed and even breed.

Players are supplied with a trailer and some virtual cash with which customize their new pet and its home with various accessories. With care, the pet will grow and become more independent and will take on its own personality and appearance based on the attention it receives. Individual health meters let players know when the Creebie is hungry or feeling ill. Creebies can also interact with other Creebies via Bluetooth technology - for instance, they can play games together or even breed. Players can show off their newborns to others or send them to new homes through the Adoption Center in the N-Gage Arena.

Creebies will be playable on n-gage compatible devices such as the N73, N81, N81 8GB, N93, N93i, N95 and N95 8GB and is expected to be available in early 2008.

For further info visit Nokia’s n-gage arena.