People at Nokia appear to be fans of The Dark Knight franchise. After releasing a Batman-inspired version of Nokia Lumia 900, the company also made available for download a new application for its Lumia users, The Dark Knight Rises.
Available exclusively for the Lumia phone, the application comes up with stunning visuals in the familiar Metro UI interface, offering content such as the trailer, wallpapers and other media.
”From a design perspective we wanted to capture the style of mystery and foreboding from the film – hence the black/white graphics, the ‘broken bat shield’ iconography and the general dark tone of the design,” Justin Oppelaar, a member of the team who produced the app, explains.
In addition to offering access to content, the application will also get users to the Gotham City game, all with a swipe of the finger, so that they could engage into a Foursquare-based contest in which they check into locations nearby and defend them against the enemy, Bane.
Users can choose to identify as either Batman or Bane, and they will earn points each and every time they check in with the application.
“There’s also a leaderboard to see how your check-in activity stacks up against other Dark Knight Rises players worldwide,” Nokia explains.
Users will also be provided with various rewards when earning points, including ringtones and other content. Moreover, the app will enable users engage one another to defend the same location in teams.
“Be sure to check out the game inside the app. I find it really interesting that it’s Foursquare based, to bring some real-world gaming action with a fun incentives to keep me wanting to check-in as I go about my town,” Nokia Conversations’ Jason Harris explains
The app also includes a countdown timer to the launch of the movie, along with a theater location utility. There’s also Bat-centered artwork designed to move with the user based on geography.
“Curious to know more about the Dark Knight Rises film synoposis, full cast list and links to other mobile film sites? It’s all in the ‘Info’ section,” Jason Harris continues.
“The cast list even features photos so you can easily identify the stars in the movie for research. There are links to Wikipedia, Flixter and IMDB so you can pull up even more information about the film.”
There is also a Fan Buzz section, where users can have a look at live tweets about the movie based on hashtags and searches. For those out of the loop, we should note that The Dark Knight Rises movie is set to arrive in theaters on July 20th, 2012.