Chertsey, UK October 13, 2005 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed an in-game soundtrack that will get gamers' hearts thumping as they race their way to the top of the Blacklist to become the most notorious street racer in Need for SpeedTM Most Wanted. In addition to hot tracks from T.I. Presents The P$C, Jamiroquai, and Disturbed, composer Paul Linford will bring a Hollywood-caliber score to the game. Linford has composed music for such popular films as Bad Boys II, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Coach Carter, Enemy of the State and Con Air among other blockbusters.
Unlike most games, the music in Need for Speed Most Wanted is fully interactive. Custom-designed to adapt to the players' every move, the music highlights the intensity of the chase, telling you when you're about to get away... or about to get busted.
"Need for Speed Most Wanted blends an original score with licensed tracks to deliver a truly customized soundtrack that perfectly complements the in-game action at every turn," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA. "
The complete licensed song list includes:
Avenged Sevenfold - Blinded In Chains
Bullet For My Valentine - Hand Of Blood
Celldweller feat. Styles Of Beyond - Shapeshifter
Celldweller - One Good Reason
Dieselboy + Kaos - Barrier Break
Disturbed - Decadence
DJ Spooky And Dave Lombardo - B-Side Wins Again feat. Chuck D
Evol Intent, Mayhem & Thinktank - Broken Sword
Hush - Fired Up
Hyper - We Control
Ils - Feed The Addiction
Jamiroquai - Feels Just Like It Should (Timo Maas Remix)
Juvenile - Sets Go Up
Lupe Fiasco - Tilted
Mastodon - Blood And Thunder
Rock - I Am Rock
Static-X - Skinnyman
Stratus - You Must Follow (Evol Intent VIP)
Styles Of Beyond - Nine Thou (Superstars Remix)
Suni Clay - In A Hood Near You
T.I. Presents The P$C - Do Ya Thang
The Perceptionists - Let's Move
The Prodigy - You'll Be Under My Wheels
The Roots And BT - Tao Of The Machine (Scott Humphrey's Remix)
From the makers of the hit Need for SpeedTM Underground series, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious street racer. Combining illicit street racing and tuner customisation with the intensity of strategic police pursuit, Need for Speed Most Wanted is sure to be on every gamer's Christmas gift list.
The in-game music soundtrack is a part of the EATM TRAX music initiative that EA debuted in 2001. The program is dedicated to bringing gamers the hottest music through EA's videogames.
For more information about Need for Speed Most Wanted, please visit the official game site at: www.eagames.co.uk/needforspeed
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
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