Chertsey, UK. - September 28, 2004 - On the heels of announcing the blockbuster in-game soundtracks for FIFA Football 2005 and Madden NFL 2005, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the line-up of songs that will be featured in this holiday's top EA SPORTSTM titles. Featuring new tracks from the hottest names in rock, hip-hop, punk and pop, the music in NBA LIVE 2005 and NHL® 2005 will have players dribbling and skating harder than ever before.
The songs in the games are selected by EA TRAXTM - the music initiative that EA debuted in 2001. The program is dedicated to bringing gamers today's best music through EA's videogames.
"If you want the most exhilarating mix of new music this autumn, turn off your radio and turn up your game console," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Audio at EA. "The hottest names in rock and hip hop are all 'in the game'. Today, EA SPORTS is THE place to discover new music."
Highlighted by new songs from Will.I.Am, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Murphy Lee., the in-game music line-up for NBA LIVE 2005 gets players' hearts pumping as they take to the hardwood. Due to ship on October 5 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM and PC, NBA LIVE 2005 is developed in Vancouver, BC at EA Canada. The complete in-game soundtrack includes:
Bump J - We Don't Play No Games*
MC Lyte - My Main Aim*
Joell Ortiz - Mean Business*
Nomb - Carolina Pride
Don Yute - Dem Gals (NBA Live 2005 Mix)
Pete Rock Feat. Kardinal Offishall - Warzone (NBA Live 2005 Mix)
Stat Quo - The Best*
Wylde Bunch - Our Lyfe
Will.I.Am. - Go!
Dirtbag - Here We Go
Murphy Lee feat. Jazze Pha & Jody Breeze - It's In Da Game*
Lloyd Banks and Young Buck - Me Against You*
The D.O.C. - Mind Blowin'
Brand New Heavies - Jump 'N Move
- Exclusive tracks available only in NBA LIVE 2005
Set to new songs from Mercury Music Award Winners Franz Ferdinand, Burning Brides, Sugarcult, The Network and Ash, players will feel the rush of adrenaline as they tear through the open ice, battle for the puck and fire off a wrist shot in NHL 2005. The exhilarating in-game music will help players dominate the ice every time the whistle blows. Hitting the ice in September, NHL 2005 is developed in Vancouver, BC at EA Canada and will be available for the PlayStation 2 console, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The complete in-game music soundtrack includes:
Ash - Orpheus
Burning Brides - Heart Full of Black
Dropkick Murphys - Time To Go
Faith no More - From out of Nowhere
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Hazen Street - Fool the World
Jersey - Saturday Night
Letter Kills - Radio Up
Lola Ray - Automatic Girl
Papa Roach - Not Listening
Sugarcult - Memory
The Fups - Lazy Generation
The Network - Roshambo
The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Karmageddon
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