Chertsey, Surrey - UK. - April 3, 2006 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that for the first time ever, football fans around the world will be able to download the officially licensed game of the 2006 FIFA World Cup TM for play on their mobile phones. The game will be available through major mobile operators across five continents, bringing the tournament and its superstars to life in the most emotionally resonating interactive sporting experience ever - for the mobile phone.
EA SPORTSTM 2006 FIFA World CupTM captures the passion of the FIFA World Cup for mobile phone gamers. Players can select any of the 32 finalist international teams and lead them to glory to hold the biggest prize in football - the 2006 FIFA World CupTM.
Sharp visuals, immersive gameplay, remarkable ball physics and the intuitive passing and shooting controls enable players to show their skills like never before. Changing weather conditions affect the accuracy and power of strikes and passes, and a variety of camera angles featured in the 3D version of the game all set the stage for an authentic recreation of the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament.
The game, available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish will launch first across Europe in April 2006 and will subsequently become available through major mobile operators in Asia, North America, Australia and South America.
2006 FIFA World CupTM is an exclusive license to EA SPORTSTM that now extends the gaming opportunity to mobile phones.
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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, 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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