EA REVEALS FIRST-LOOK AT 2005 MOBILE GAMES LINE-UP
Chertsey, UK. - April 27, 2005 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the first eight of the 20 titles that will comprise its 2005/2006 mobile games line-up. Capturing the essence of the hit franchises that inspired them EA SPORTS FIFA Football 2006, The SimsTM 2 Mobile, Need for SpeedTM Underground 2, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 2006 and Madden NFL 2006 are characterised by exhilarating gameplay, deep real-world sports lineups, a rich service-based community and state-of-the-art 3D graphics. Complimenting the 3D games are Poppit!TM, Turbo 21TM, and Tri Peaks Solitaire, three favourite casual 2D games from the top online gaming destinations online, Pogo.comTM and Club PogoTM. Pogo.com attracts 13M unique visitors per month (according to ComScore) and Club Pogo has more than 800,000 paying subscribers. All eight titles will be available for hands-on play for the first time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 18, 2005.
"The world of mobile gaming is about to explode! Better games, richer graphics and deeper communities will take cell phone gaming to entirely new depths with experiences that are as adrenaline charged as console gaming," said John Batter, VP and General Manager of EA Mobile. "With racing, sports and puzzle games, our line-up features something fun for everyone. If you're looking for a deep experience or if you want to just game-on-the-go, these games have it all."
Need for Speed Underground 2, The Sims 2, Madden NFL, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, FIFA Football, Poppit!, Turbo 21 and Tri Peaks Solitaire are EA's first internally produced mobile titles. In 2004, EA entered the mobile games market in partnership with I-Play, and together co-published Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and FIFA Football. The new games will be distributed worldwide by EA.
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Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS), 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 three brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EA GAMESTM and EA SPORTS BIGTM. In fiscal 2004, EA posted revenues of $2.96 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.
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