"This is because of a delay in software testing," a Nokia rep told the site. "It's been pushed back a few weeks but the website will launch globally before the end of the year."
Game giant EA has a few ports of titles lined up for download when the service launches, including portable versions of The Sims 2: Pets and FIFA 08. Participants don't need to buy any N-Gage hardware, as long as they have a supported Nokia phone. After downloading the N-Gage application, users receive an Xbox Gamertag-like user profile for competing and tracking awards earned in the N-Gage Arena.