EA RELEASES ID SOFTWARE'S AWARD WINNING FANTASY TITLE ORCS & ELVES TO MOBILE PHONES ACROSS EUROPE
Escape to an all-new world of adventure and sorcery with Orcs & Elves™
Chertsey, UK - February 26, 2007 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today the release of the award winning* title Orcs & Elves, an exciting brand new first-person fantasy role playing game. Created exclusively for mobile phones by id Software and Fountainhead Entertainment, the game is now available for download across Europe.
A truly groundbreaking release for the mobile platform, Orcs & Elves offers a fantastic experience for both the casual gamer and hardcore role playing game fan alike. By successfully marrying the storytelling and visuals of the fantasy RPG genre with the accessibility of the mobile format, Orcs & Elves provides rich levels of gameplay that can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime by mobile gamers.
Following the success of DOOM RPG, Orcs & Elves is an epic adventure, created by id Software and developed by Fountainhead Entertainment that utilizes the next generation DOOM RPG graphics engine, resulting in absorbing gameplay coupled with breathtaking attention to detail. Gamers are immersed in an original fantasy universe, combining both first-person action adventures with mind bending puzzles in the ultimate example of good versus evil.
"With Orcs & Elves we were able to take what was great about DOOM RPG, and bring tons of new features to the experience in a brand new world," said John Carmack, founder and technical director, id Software. "The pace of development in mobile gaming allows us to evolve by leaps and bounds each year, rather than stretched out over four years like a high end PC or console game."
"We are excited to have worked again with the brilliant team at id Software and Fountainhead Entertainment to deliver Orcs & Elves exclusively for mobile in Europe," said Javier Ferreira, VP European Publishing, EA Mobile. "We are committed to delivering groundbreaking mobile titles, and Orcs & Elves is a high-end offering that offers unparalleled depth of gameplay and is a fantastic showcase for the mobile gaming platform.''
With the help of a magical talking wand, players explore an ancient Dwarven fortress riddled with legendary beasts and untold treasures. Wielding mystical weapons from flaming swords to deadly crossbows, gamers must use their wits to solve devious puzzles and deadly traps. With over 35 vicious enemies to defeat, each with their own unique A.I. and personality, Orcs & Elves offers over five hours of continuous spellbinding gameplay, allowing remarkable levels of replay ability. Featuring magic potions, enchanted rings and dragon scale armour, Orcs & Elves offers the opportunity to escape to a land of adventure, mystery and sorcery!
To learn more on this and about Orcs & Elves please go to www.eamobile.com
*Orcs & Elves won Best RPG - Wireless Best of E3 2006 Award - IGN; 'Best Mobile Game' at the 2006 Leipzig Games Convention and 'Mobile Game of the Year' at the 10th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards in Las Vegas in February 2007
About id Software
id - defined by Freud as the primal section of the human psyche; id Software, located in Mesquite, Texas, was founded in 1991. From inception to present day, id Software has relentlessly provided technical, design and artistic leadership as an independent game developer and technology provider. Transcending the games industry, id's iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com
Orcs & Elves, DOOM RPG and ID are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Id Software, Inc. in the United States and/or some other countries
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, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. 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.
Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO and are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
About Fountainhead Entertainment
Privately held, Fountainhead Entertainment develops and produces animation, documentaries, and specializes in new media. With focus into combining the best elements of traditional media with new emerging forms, Fountainhead Entertainment is dedicated to supporting creative achievement and the entrepreneurial spirit that forges a culture of dedication to quality and excellence. To find out more about Fountainhead Entertainment, visit www.fountainheadent.com.