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New Properties and Blockbusters From EA SPORTS and EA Brands
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2006--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced its next generation of game ***les for the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place in Los Angeles May 10-12, 2006. EA's line up of EA SPORTS™ and EA™ branded games for the Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, PC and mobile phones will be showcased in EA's booth #1000 in the South Hall. With a renewed focus on original and wholly-owned intellectual property EA will unveil an array of ***les and the technology that drives gameplay innovation.

Shown exclusively behind closed doors, EA is presenting its recently announced next generation console action ***le out of EA Montreal, ARMY OF TWO™; Will Wright's original PC work in progress, Spore™; and the newest PC iteration in the acclaimed Command & Conquer™ series, Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™.

The EA SPORTS line up will go behind closed doors in the EA SPORTS Lab highlighting the technology that fuels the gameplay innovations for the '07 lineup. Madden NFL 07 will be playable on the PlayStation 3 console, Xbox 360, PSP system, Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii.

"EA is leading the industry with a new generation of games on a new generation of platforms," said Paul Lee, President of EA Studios. "We're pushing the technology to provide more innovation in our EA branded games and authentic athletic performance in our EA SPORTS games. We're also leading the resurgence of PC gaming with groundbreaking ***les like Battlefield 2142, Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, Crytek Studio's Crysis and of course Will Wright's new game, SPORE."

"EA is demonstrating a ground-breaking level of quality and innovation at E3 this year," said Frank Gibeau, EA Executive Vice President and General Manager of North American Publishing. "Games like ARMY OF TWO and NBA LIVE 07 are going to unleash the power of new consoles like PlayStation3 and Xbox 360. Madden NFL 07 makes great use of the new controller on Nintendo's Wii system."

"E3 is a showcase for EA's portfolio of globally recognized entertainment," said Executive Vice President and General Manager of International Publishing, Gerhard Florin. "***les like FIFA Soccer, The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II and the Battlefield franchise are among the most popular games in the world."

EA SPORTS™ branded E3 line-up

Along with playable demos that showcase deep new offerings of Madden NFL 07 and NCAA Football 07, EA will feature tech demonstrations of NBA LIVE, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR and FIFA Soccer behind closed doors in the EA SPORTS Lab. These demos will illustrate the new tools and development philosophy that drives gameplay and feature innovation in EA SPORTS games on next generation consoles. Highlighting the EA SPORTS Lab will be never-before-seen technology that delivers authentic athletic performance -- the athletic movements, awareness, look and emotional intensity that bring characters to life in EA SPORTS games. The Lab will also feature a demonstration of ESPN content integrated in upcoming EA SPORTS games, including ESPN ticker and ESPN SportsCenter Radio updates.

Madden NFL 07 -- With the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, Madden NFL 07 continues to be the #1 football franchise in history with more than 51 million copies sold. In its 17th installment, you control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs. Developed by EA Tiburon, Madden NFL 07 will launch in August on the Xbox 360, Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube™, PSP system, PC, Nintendo DS and Game Boy® Advance. Madden NFL 07 is also in development on the PlayStation 3 console and Nintendo Wii.

NCAA® Football 07 -- Momentum changes everything -- now college football's most celebrated videogame turns the tide with NCAA Football 07. Whether battling your biggest rival or playing for the first-ever BCS National Championship Game in Dynasty Mode™, success on the field depends on your ability to maintain momentum. Featuring unprecedented graphics that capture every moment in complete detail -- from the authenticity of the stadiums, mascots, and marching bands, to the true-to-life look and feel of the players on the field. NCAA Football 07 delivers the most realistic college football experience ever. NCAA Football 07 is scheduled to ship in July on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, Xbox 360 and the PSP system.

NASCAR® 07(a) (Working ***le) -- Take risks, be rewarded, and become a champion with NASCAR® 07(a) on the PSP system. With all-new Adrenaline Moments, use your skill and instinct during the most intense situations and control the outcome by avoiding disastrous wrecks and flying debris. Maintain your focus on dangerous conditions ahead with the new RaceBreaker feature, which guides you through every treacherous moment of the race. With all-new speed blurring, realistic spark and smoke effects, and camera shakes, get your adrenaline pumping and experience the all-out drama and intensity of 190-mph racing with NASCAR 07.

EA™ branded E3 lineup

The EA game line up is as diverse as the audience games reach today. Gamers will have all-new experiences on award-winning franchises or discover completely new franchises; EA ***les will demonstrate that next generation has arrived on the console, PC and handheld devices.

ARMY OF TWO™ -- You're not alone soldier, not anymore. At E3, EA unveils details of the action ***le that has been kept top secret for the past year. Developed at EA's boutique production house in Montreal, Canada, the new, original game will redefine strategic TWO man cooperative play when it launches on the PlayStation 3 console and Xbox 360 in 2007. ARMY OF TWO will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player. When one man is not enough, it will take an army of two to fight through war, political turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world.

Battlefield 2142™ -- The year is 2142, and the dawn of a new Ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth's population. The math is simple and brutal: Some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers in an epic battle for survival. Armed with a devastating arsenal of hi-tech weaponry, including assault rifles, cloaking devices, EMP grenades and sentry guns, players can level the playing field against massive Battle Walkers that control the ground and futuristic aircraft that rule the skies. Massive online(a) battles for up to 64 players drop gamers on the front lines as part of a formal squad, or behind the scenes in Commander Mode to direct the strategic assaults of their team-mates. Battlefield 2142 also introduces an all-new game type for the first time in franchise history: "***an" mode, which challenges gamers to control the battlefield and destroy their opponent's ***an -- a massive flying warship -- while defending their own. Battlefield 2142 is developed by Digital Illusions/DICE Sweden and is slated to ship for PC in Fall 2006.

SPORE -- SPORE takes players on an epic journey from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and eventually into the outer reaches of space. Create a creature, then control every dimension of its evolution from pond scum to galactic god. Experience multiple styles of gameplay as your creature advances through different stages of development. Fight for survival in the wild, develop a sprawling metropolis, trade and war against rival civilizations and explore the outer reaches of the galaxy. Every aspect of the universe from creatures to vehicles, buildings to plants, are created by the player and automatically shared with other players, providing a limitless number of worlds to explore and play. Create, control and explore your universe with SPORE. SPORE is under development for the PC by legendary game designer, Will Wright.

Crysis™ -- Crysis is all-new first person shooter from Crytek, the award-winning developers of the critically-acclaimed hit Far Cry. Powered by the revolutionary CryEngine™2, Crysis delivers next-generation PC technology, graphics and gameplay. Set in 2019 after a colossal asteroid crashes to Earth, Crysis begins amidst a tense military standoff between the North Korean and United States governments for control of the impact zone. Amid rising tensions, the asteroid suddenly bursts open revealing a massive alien ship, which begins freezing vast portions of the island and altering the global weather system. The invasion of Earth has begun. Crysis features an epic three-act story of alien invasion where players are able to customize their armor and weapons in real time to confront an ever-changing enemy and a harsh, dynamic environment. Advanced enemy AI employs realistic military tactics, forcing gamers to actively outsmart their opponents rather than simply reacting to them. Crysis is slated to ship for the PC in Winter 2006.

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™ -- The genre defining Command & Conquer series is back! The epic struggle between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and The Brotherhood of NOD continues ... and the third Tiberium War™ is about to begin. Welcome back, Commander. Command & Conquer, the groundbreaking series that put the Real-time Strategy (RTS) genre on the map, is returning in full force with Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars. This highly-anticipated next chapter takes the popular series back to its roots in the Tiberium universe and features the fast, fluid gameplay that Command & Conquer is known for and a gripping story that will redefine storytelling in RTS games. Experience a revolution in RTS gaming with a breakthrough single player campaign that rewards you for your gameplay style. Add layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customizing your armies by combining units. Battle it out online with native voice-over IP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport. Windows PC, 2007 .

The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II for the Xbox 360 -- Now command the epic battles of Middle-earth from your living room couch! Take control of huge armies and venture into the heart of Middle-earth to live the battles seen in the blockbuster New Line Cinema films and classic J.R.R. Tolkien literary fiction -- all in spectacular high-definition. The game boasts a new, intuitive console-specific control scheme that allows novice players to enjoy the game's signature Real-time Strategy gameplay while giving expert players the flexibility needed to engage in a deeply complex strategy experience. Directly control hundreds of units in an attempt to defeat enemy armies, conquer new lands, and seal the fate of Middle-earth. As the first game in The Lord of the Rings™ series to be playable over Xbox LIVE™(a), add to the intensity of the experience and challenge friends online(a) to engage in action-packed real-time battles. Summer 2006.

SUPERMAN RETURNS™: THE VIDEOGAME challenges players to master Superman's unrivaled powers to save Metropolis. Based on 60 years of DC Comics and the upcoming motion picture, SUPERMAN RETURNS™: THE VIDEOGAME creates the ultimate open-world super hero experience. As the Man of Steel™, you'll hone your unworldly super powers such as Flight, X-Ray Vision and Freeze Breath to fight villains that only Superman™ can defeat. SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE VIDEOGAME will be available on Xbox 360, the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, the PSP system, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.

Def Jam® Fight For NY™: The Takeover -- Experience the ultimate hip hop fighting game anywhere you go. Master over 180 new fighting moves and 50 new dirty moves in order to win fights and rise among the ranks of your crew. Create your own fighter and battle through over 40 of the hottest artists and celebrities in Hip Hop including Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Snoop Dogg, and Xzibit. With a new story, new moves, new venues, and head to head wireless gameplay, Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover is the summer's must have ***le for the PSP system.

EA MOBILE E3 GAME LINE UP

EA Mobile is the leader in wireless entertainment with a slate of games that demonstrate a commitment to quality, innovation and value. The dynamic roster offers something for every mobile phone user -- puzzle, sports and cutting-edge action. At E3, EA will debut of Orcs & Elves™, id Software's first original intellectual property since Quake®, created exclusively for mobile phones by Fountainhead Entertainment. The line up also boasts an impressive slate of EA SPORTS games including 2006 FIFA World Cup™, EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3, Madden NFL 07, NBA LIVE 07, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 07 and an enhanced version of the popular puzzle game Tetris®.

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 SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 ***les 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 http://info.ea.com.

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http://www.eaplay.com/australia/news/e32006/

well if you read this good luck to ya :) i did and it was a good read knowing some of the new games coming out :D and i thought it warrented its own thread :p
 
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CeeJay

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Madden 07! All thats new is innovative rushing? the ability to become lead blocker? WTF! Where is the use of the ESPN licence that they promised? where is nfl primetime, post game and halftime shows. hightlight reels etc etc etc???? Th xbox and ps2 versions dont really need too much improvement, but the 360 version is broken, and it needs a more in deapth franchise, challenge system, throwback uniforms and some serious debugging. How can they get away with this 2 years in a row?

Im going back to NFL2k5
 
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ak47

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Originally posted by CeeJay@May 9 2006, 04:34 PM
Madden 07! All thats new is innovative rushing? the ability to become lead blocker? WTF! Where is the use of the ESPN licence that they promised? where is nfl primetime, post game and halftime shows. hightlight reels etc etc etc???? Th xbox and ps2 versions dont really need too much improvement, but the 360 version is broken, and it needs a more in deapth franchise, challenge system, throwback uniforms and some serious debugging. How can they get away with this 2 years in a row?

Im going back to NFL2k5
nah dude i reckon they arent divulging everything

it will be madden 2006 from ps2/xbox

with new rushing.

it will have all the bells n whistles unlike 2006 360 version

but not sure about the ESPN stuff yet

althought i read a piece somehwere that the ESPN business will be shown off in a separate private tent - or whatever they show these things in
 
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ak47

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The Lab will also feature a demonstration of ESPN content integrated in upcoming EA SPORTS games, including ESPN ticker and ESPN SportsCenter Radio updates.

:eek:

surely they are using more than just this ticker/radio crap
 
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CeeJay

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That would be more acceptable but why would they keep it a secret? its not like they have any competition. I remember when 2k5 came out, i was so stoked, its the closest thing to the complete sports game. Ea ruined them, and i had hoped against hope that they would use it as a success model.
 
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CeeJay

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Yeah! they already had an NFL ticker and the Tony Bruno radio show, u cant just change the name to espn and call it new!! That is not utilising the espn licence.

I want to see half time, full time and weekly in game higlights like in 2k5 on xbox. Hopefully they atleast have saveble replays.
 
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ak47

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i agree ceejay - this aint good

what is good is the news of ps3

back to ole ps2 controller design - with all the creames of USB and whatnot

the whole ps3 has been unleashed

and it looks like a bloody animal!!!!

i want it

but i cant - i promised myself, the xbox360 will tie me over for atleast a year until the need for ps3, Grand Turismo etc

Heck this new GTHD - yeay yeah get that - Gran Turismo HD

apparantly 12 times better quality than GT4..........man the news is just floodgating in at the moment
 
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CeeJay

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Glad to hear about the controllers!! what were they thinking!!? lets take the best controller design ever, and change it into a boomerang!!

Whos to say they wont do the whole tech demo sub par game releases all over again for the Ps3, the better it is(than the 360) the bigger the chance is of this happening.

Ill wait a while b4 i buy ps3, just to make sure It is all its meant to be.
 
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ZoMbIeAsRtOnAuT

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yes, they have removed the rumble (scared of lawsuits) and shoehorned a nintendo party-spoiling tilt controller...and this is called innovation. lol

I had a MS Sidewinder freestyler EIGHT years ago that did the same thing. It was shite.
 
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Bullitt

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Hmmm... Same shitty pad as the PS2 eh?

Well, I won't bother with the PS3 than.
 
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loratadine

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thats because your a muppet.

why dont you go and blow up some aliens you big geek.
 
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Ripper

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Originally posted by Teh Mite@May 10 2006, 04:43 AM
Hmmm... Same shitty pad as the PS2 eh?

Well, I won't bother with the PS3 than.
We don't all have abnormally large hands due to having a crackwhore for a mother like you Mite.
 
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Bullitt

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Originally posted by Ripper+May 9 2006, 08:06 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-Teh Mite
@May 10 2006, 04:43 AM
Hmmm... Same shitty pad as the PS2 eh?

Well, I won't bother with the PS3 than.
We don't all have abnormally large hands due to having a crackwhore for a mother like you Mite. [/b]
Yet I can still fit both hands inside your mother...





































...'s asshole.
 
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CeeJay

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Well, theres a 4 page preview of madden 07 360 over at ign, and all the missing features are back (create a player, challenge, mini camp, superstar, and in deapth player management system (like 2k5) Apparently there is more to be revealed aswell. No primetime pre and post game shows. But it actually sounds like proper madden. the new improved superstar mode sounds cool. They also have 3d grass! (rugby 06 beat them to this one!) So you were right Ak, the running back stuff is all icing on the cake. The new special move stick for speed based running backs sounds good too. hopefully its not all lies like, like kudos(the producer) told about fight night.
 
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CeeJay

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When he said that this year they focused on deapth in career mode.

Oh... are you being sarcastic?
 
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kinkon89

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no i was actually being serious...

career mode? that all?

pfffft i thought it was sumfin to do with licenses or gameplay
 
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sanzar

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Originally posted by Teh Mite@May 10 2006, 03:43 AM
Hmmm... Same shitty pad as the PS2 eh?

Well, I won't bother with the PS3 than.
Shitty PS2 controller? Funny... I personally found it to be the most comfortable controller ever to come out.
 

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