CHERTSEY, UK. - May 30, 2006 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that EATM Air Hockey, a wireless version of the popular leisure-sport tabletop game will be available to major mobile operators across Europe, including carriers in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom beginning this month.
EA Air Hockey brings the speed, action and excitement of air hockey to mobile phones. The game is based on the arcade classic in which two players slam a puck across a table with their mallet in an attempt to score goals against each other. Static electricity allows the puck to cut through an air cushion and glide smoothly across the table into the opponent's goal. Providing the most complete air hockey experience outside of the local pool hall, the game has three difficulty modes and simple one-button controls. Players can compete against the computer or challenge friends for head-to-head play. Mobile gamers can also use the up to nine power-ups against opponents for the ultimate air hockey challenge.
"EA Air Hockey takes the excitement of the real-world table sport and translates it into a gripping mobile gaming experience," said Javier Ferreira, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, EA. "The game has won over players across North America and is now poised to make fans of mobile gamers throughout Europe."
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