CHERTSEY, UK - April 11, 2006 - The battlefield comes to life like never before! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that Battlefield 2: Modern CombatTM on the Xbox 360TM video game system from Microsoft® will be available in stores across Europe this Friday 14 April. The first-ever next generation console installment of the Battlefield franchise drops players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines with breathtaking visuals, a new physics engine, environmental damage modeling, and an overhauled AI system.
The Xbox 360 version includes all of the content from the Xbox version, plus the three new maps and four new vehicles from the "Warsome Booster Pack" released in December. Players will experience the full effect of the graphics upgrade with spent minigun shells raining down on them from passing helicopters, while bullets score the environment around them and exploding tank shells distort their vision.
"Battlefield 2: Modern Combat delivers the definitive Battlefield experience for the Xbox 360 and offers a great way for gamers to experience the franchise on the next generation system." said EA's executive producer, Jeff Gamon. "Combining the re-engineered A.I. and the stunning graphics of the Xbox 360 bring the battlefield to life like never before."
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat will continue the popular online mayhem started on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft which can be enjoyed by up to 24 players. Players can choose to fight for one of four military superpowers: the United States, the Chinese, the European Union, or the Middle East Coalition. The fully-featured single-player game highlights the innovative "Hotswapping" feature, allowing players to instantly take control of any soldier in their squad to stay in the middle of the action at all times. Players can also increase their rank and garner promotions that are tracked globally; all while unlocking Achievements in single-player and multiplayer. (Xbox 360 online play requires Xbox LiveTM)
Developed jointly by Sweden-based developer Digital Illusions and EA's UK studio, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for the Xbox 360 is rated 16+ by PEGI and 16 by USK. For more information about Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, please visit http://battlefield.ea.com or our press web site at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press
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