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EA extends partnership with Def Jam Enterprises

Publishing giant Electronic Arts has extended its strategic game partnership with Def Jam Enterprises, signing an exclusive multi-year agreement to develop games for next-generation platforms.

The first game to be released as part of the deal will be Def Jam 3 (working title), the sequel to hit fighting games Def Jam Vendetta and Def Jam Fight for NY. DJ3 is currently in development at EA Chicago and is billed as "a truly revolutionary next-generation street fighting game."

EA has not revealed which platforms the game will appear on, but the original Def Jam titles appeared on all three current generation consoles.

"This partnership continues to solidify the Def Jam Enterprises and EA brands as catalysts of cultural product innovation in all facets of entertainment," said EA chair and CEO Larry Probst.

Def Jam CEO Kevin Liles commented: "The next generation platform opens unlimited possibilities in gaming and we are confident that along with EA, we will guarantee ground-breaking titles."

The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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