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EA ANNOUNCES NFL STREET 2 COVER TO FEATURE NFL STAR JEREMY SHOCKEY AND HIP-HOP ARTIST, XZIBIT

Chertsey UK, - November 16, 2004 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that All-pro New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey and hip hop artist Xzibit will share the cover of NFL STREET 2 from the EA SPORTS BIGTM brand. Both will serve as spokesmen for the title. The original NFL STREET debuted in January 2004 and sold over a million copies.

"If it wasn't for the kind of street football played in NFL STREET 2, I would not be where I am today," said Shockey. "This is how most NFL players started their careers and now you can play at a new level, an-all new high flying football game with incredible wall moves and new modes like Crush the Carrier and Jump Ball Battle."

Shockey, a top round draft pick out of the University of Miami (Fla.), has been to the Pro Bowl every year since he came into the NFL in 2002. For the first time on an EA sports video game title he is joined on the cover by a music artist, Xzibit, who not only has five best-selling albums, but hosts top-rated "Pimp My Ride" on MTV. As an exciting new character in the game, Xzibit teaches you the rules of the street and provided extensive voiceover work for the game. Xzibit's scorching new album, "Weapons Of Mass Destruction," drops , December 6.

NFL STREET 2 adds a whole new dimension to gameplay with wall moves and high flying football this year. Now for the first time, receivers can run off the walls, change passing lanes by running the QB up a building, and take advantage of eye-popping wall jukes and all-new hurdles. Players will descend on Bay City's 10 new environments in an all-new persistent world to build their teams, their reps, and their battle plans one field at a time. Once you own the walls, you will own the city.

NFL STREET 2, which is being developed by EA Tiburon, will be in stores on 28 January 2005 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCubeTM video game system From Nintendo

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Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion for fiscal 2004. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. In 2003, EA had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EA GAMESTM and EA SPORTS BIGTM. EA's homepage and online game site is www.electronicarts.co.uk. 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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