Chertsey, UK Nov. 11, 2005 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) has shipped the latest installment in the widely successful James BondTM videogame franchise, From Russia With LoveTM, starring Academy Award®-winner, Sir Sean Connery. The highly anticipated game is being released on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeTM will be available in stores as of November 18th.
From Russia With Love, the videogame, is based on the classic Bond film from 1963 but features new plot twists, gadgets, weapons and characters as well as a dynamic multiplayer component. Sir Sean Connery, appearing in his first-ever videogame, lent his voice and likeness to the project. Also making their videogame debuts as original Bond girls are multi-platinum UK pop star Natasha Bedingfield and movie and TV star Maria Menounos.
"We think fans of the Bond videogame franchise will be very excited that we were able to bring back the original Bond, Sir Sean Connery, to lend his voice and help the development team tailor the game to his Bond style," said Jillian Goldberg, Vice President of Marketing for EA. "We are excited to give Bond fans of all ages an opportunity to experience the classic Bond film: From Russia With Love as a videogame."
Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, From Russia With Love was developed by EA's Redwood Shores, Calif. studio. This game has been rated 16+ by PEGI [12 by BBFC] More information on the game can be found on the official website at www.007.ea.com.
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 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.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
About MGM Interactive
MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., manages business development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC
EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty James Bond films since 1962. The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films, GOLDENEYE, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, and DIE ANOTHER DAY produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. EON Productions and Danjaq, LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.
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