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EA'S 2006 FIFA WORLD CUP MUSIC SOUNDTRACK SETS THE STAGE FOR SOCCER GLORY

Chertsey, UK, April 18, 2006 - Turn up the music, raise your hands and voices and join the celebration! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the 35 songs that will usher in the 2006 FIFA World CupTM. In EA's 2006 FIFA World CupTM true soccer champions will step onto the pitch to play their heroes in a pixel-perfect emulation of the real world where their favorite superstar players move just as they do in real life, the stadiums are rendered to photo-realistic excellence and adrenaline-pumping music fills the air.

Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music at EA commented, "The FIFA World Cup is the most exhilarating, action-packed and emotional sports event in the world. No matter where you are - London, Munich, Sao Paolo or Tokyo - unforgettable songs pulsate through the stadiums, flood the streets and fill your heart. That is the spirit that we wanted to capture for the in-game soundtrack in 2006 FIFA World Cup. We have assembled an unparalleled collection of exhilarating music from around the world that guarantees there's something for everyone."

Through mass exposure to soccer fans, the following 35 songs will become synonymous with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany worldwide. This one-of-a-kind mix of music is available exclusively at www.ea.com/2006fifaworldcup. Soccer, videogame and music fans can visit the site to listen to streaming music clips, learn more about the bands and get details about the videogame.

[table]SONG ARTIST COUNTRY

9 To 5 Lady Sovereign England

A Pain That I Am Used To (Jacque Lu Cont Remix) Depeche Mode England

Aloha (Wari Boom) Polinesia Spain

And Do You Feel Scared (The Eric Prydz Mix) Howard Jones England/Sweden

Big City Life Mattafix England

Chelsea Stefy Rae USA

Cuentale Ivy Queen Puerto Rico

Dance In My Blood Men Women And Children USA

Definition Resin Dogs featuring Mystro & Hau Australia

DesiRock Swami England

Destroy Everthing You Touch Ladytron England

Do-Dee-Dee-Deem-Dum (Sculptured) Calanit Israel

Down In the Past (Moonbootica Remix) Mando Diao Sweden

Fighter Maximus Dan Trinidad

Hip Hip Hooray (Dub Mix) Sneaky Soundsystem Australia

Ié Mãe Jah DuSouto Brazil

La Prima Volta F4 Italy

Love Is On Our Side Frank Popp Ensemble Germany

Mas Que Nada Sergio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas Brazil/USA

Namara DT8 Project featuring Mory Kante England/Republic of Guinea

Never Win Fisherspooner USA

People Shining Furius K & Lou Valentino France

Poker Face Van Ness Wu China/Taiwan

Sobremesa Masrhon Dominican Republic

Sweat Urban Puppets Sweden

The Calling KES Trinidad

The Other Way Round Gabin featuring China Moses Italy

The Power Is On The Go! Team England

Tiempo De Drumba (Dj Panko Remix) Ojos De Brujo Spain

Tijuana Makes Me Happy Nortec Collective Mexico

TipTop tiptop Germany

Tokyo, Tokyo Die Raketen Germany

What World Damien J. Carter Germany

Whatever You Want From Life Voicst Holland

X Girlfriend Zola featuring Maduvha South Africa[/table]

Players step into the heart of the action to take on their favorite team or most loathed opponent. Featuring stunning visual representations of the world's superstar players, gamers will experience the 12 official stadiums as they lead their team from qualification to World Cup glory. In addition to controlling one of 127 national teams, players will enjoy the groundbreaking new play modes. Global Challenge tests even the biggest soccer fanatic by recreating classic moments in FIFA World Cup history using modern teams. True champions can challenge their friends in eight-way multiplayer matches and take advantage of tremendous in-game un-lockable content such as legendary players and exclusive soccer apparel.

2006 FIFA World Cup, developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., is scheduled to ship on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® and Xbox 360TM video game systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM, and Game Boy® Advance, PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system, PC and mobile. The game is rated is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB. Screenshots can be downloaded at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press

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.ea.com. 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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