Chertsey, UK., September 11, 2007 - International football and music fans are about to score like never before! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) will kick off the new international football season with the incredible FIFA 08 soundtrack - one of its largest soundtracks ever with 50 artists representing 27 countries. Set to launch in 16 languages and 37 nations, EA SPORTS FIFA 08 creates a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and excitement of the real-world game.
Every year, FIFA boasts an extraordinary mix of music gathered from around the globe, hand picked to represent each country and its passion for the game. This year, the soundtrack will mark the debuts of new artists like The Hoosiers (UK), Babamars (France), Bodyrox (UK), Junkie XL (Holland), and Santogold (USA), each of whom will be discovered by football fans worldwide as their songs become the soundtrack for the 2008 football season.
The FIFA 08 soundtrack is highlighted by songs from Simian Mobile Disco (UK), CSS (Brazil), Datarock (Norway), Dover (Spain), Ivy Queen (Puerto Rico), Junkie XL (Holland), Maximo Park (UK), Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico), Peter Bjorn And John (Sweden), Planet Funk (Italy), Superbus (France), The Cat Empire (Australia), and Wir Sind Helden (Germany).
Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music at EA commented, "We've been working for nearly a year to deliver what we believe is the ultimate FIFA 08 soundtrack. These are the most songs ever in a FIFA edition representing the most countries in the history of the videogame. In addition to an unprecedented mix of great global artists and some killer debut acts, we're also proud to showcase our premiere Artwerk signings Junkie XL, Jupiter One and Datarock. And as in seasons past, we know that some of the hottest new artists of the coming year will emerge from our soundtrack. This is the true spirit of the EA SPORTS FIFA games: An unparalleled experience where one-of-a-kind action goes head-to-head with the thrill of the unexpected. It's the only way to play what has become one of the most popular and only truly international sports videogame in our world today."
Through mass exposure to football fans, the following 50 songs will define the sound of the coming international season. To listen to streaming music clips, learn more about the bands and get details about the videogame visit www.FIFA08.ea.com.ARTIST SONG ALBUM COUNTRY !!! All My Heroes Are Weirdos Myth Takes USA Apartment Fall Into Place The Dreamer Evasive UK Art Brut Direct Hit It's A Bit Complicated UK Aterciopelados Paces Oye Columbia Babamars The Core Surprising Twists France Bodyrox feat. Luciana What Planet You On? UK Bonde do Role Solta O Frango With Lasers Brazil CAMP From Extremely Far Away Taking Cure Switzerland Carpark North Human All Things To All People Denmark CeU Malemolencia CeU Brazil Cheb i Sebbah Toura Toura: Nav Deep Remix La Ghriba: La Kahena Remix Algeria CSS Off The Hook Cansei De Ser Sexy Brazil Datarock Fa-Fa-Fa Datarock Datarock Norway Digitalism Pogo Idealism Germany Disco Esemble We Might Fall Apart First Aid Kit Finland Dover Do Ya Follow The City Lights Spain Heroes & Zeroes Into The Light Strange Constellations Norway Ivy Queen Que Lloren Sentimiento Puerto Rico Junkie XL Clash Felt EP Holland Jupiter One Unglued Jupiter One USA Kenna Out of Control (State of Emotion) Make Sure They See My Face Ethiopia K-Os Born To Run Atlantis: Hymns for Disco Canada La Rocca Sketches (20 Something Life) The Truth Ireland Lukas Kasha Love Abuse Animated People's Republic Norway Madness feat. Sway and Baby Blue I'm Sorry I'm Sorry UK Maximo Park The Unshockable Our Earthly Pleasure UK Melody Club Fever Fever Scream Sweden Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS) El Microfono Pinata Mexico Modeselektor feat. Sasha Perera Silikon
Hello Mom!Germany Noisettes Don't Give Up What's The Time Mr. Wolf? UK Pacha Massive Don't Let Go All Good Things USA Peter Bjorn and John Young Folks Writer's Block Sweden
Planet FunkStatic Static Italy Robyn Bum Like You Robyn Sweden Rocky Dawuni Wake Up The Town Book Of Changes Ghana Santogold You Will Find A Way Santogold USA Simian Mobile Disco I Believe Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release UK Superbus Butterfly Wow France Switches Drama Queen Heart Tuned to D.E.A.D UK The Automatic Automatic Monster Not Accepted Anywhere Wales The Cat Empire Sly Two Shoes Australia The Hoosiers Goodbye Mr. A The Trick To Life UK The Hours Ali In The Jungle Narcissus Road UK The Tellers More The Tellers Belgium Tigarah Culture, Color, Money, Beauty Revolution Japan Travis Closer The Boy With No Name UK Tumi And The Volume Afrique Tumi And The Volume South Africa Vassy Wanna Fly My Affection Australia Wir Sind Helden Endlich Ein Grund Zur Panik Soundso Germany Yonderboi Were You Thinking Of Me? Slendid Isolation Hungary
EA SPORTS FIFA 08 for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will create a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and beauty of the real-world game. FIFA 08 challenges you to master the skills required to play like a pro football player in the all-new Be A Pro: Offline Training mode with new Pro Skills. Play the entire game as a fixed player while getting real time feedback and analysis. A new, organic building-block system enables you to combine tricks and skill moves together to recreate signature moves from the real-world superstars or define your own style of play. In addition, FIFA 08 features a true next-generation ball-striking engine that re-creates the drama and unpredictable nature of shooting, the award-winning Interactive Leagues online gameplay and the inclusion of 576 licensed teams, 30 leagues, and more than 15,000 players.
FIFA 08, developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., will be available in North America on October 9 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PC and mobile, and on October 16 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The game will be will be available in Europe on all platforms on September 28. FIFA 08 is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI. Screenshots can be downloaded at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press.
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