EA Reveals Stellar Mobile Game Line-Up for Winter 2005, Spring 2006
SAN FRANCISCO, California - September 27, 2005 - At CTIA IT Wireless and Entertainment 2005 today, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) revealed that it will launch mobile versions of Harvest Mania, Word Whomp(TM), World Class Solitaire and Squelchies as well as mobile games based on the FIFA Street, DEF JAM(R) and SimCity(TM) franchises in Winter 2005/Spring 2006. These titles build on EA’s commitment to bring hit games to mobile phones nationwide. Now, gamers will be able to download the same compelling gameplay, real-world sports rosters and rich service-based communities found in the games’ counterpart console, PC and web games.
The new games round out EA’s roster of mobile games which already includes Need for Speed(TM) Underground 2, Need for Speed(TM) Most Wanted, NBA LIVE 06, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR(R) 06, FIFA 06, Madden NFL 06, The Sims(TM) 2, Poppit!(TM) Turbo 21(TM) and Tri-Peaks Solitaire.
In his keynote address at the conference, John Batter, VP and General Manager of Electronic Arts’ EA Mobile group, noted that, “The growth of mobile entertainment hinges on our ability to deliver meaningful communities and unforgettable experiences. At EA, our focus is to drive the medium forward by bringing our franchises to market in a way that resonates with the unique play patterns of the mobile consumer.”
EA’s games accommodate players who seek a quick gaming fix as well as those looking for a deeper, more immersive experience. Designed to be easy-to-use, all titles offer intuitive controls with gameplay that is fun for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Whether gamers are fighting for control of the hip-hop underground in DEF JAM, playing street-style soccer against top professionals in FIFA Street, building unique cityscapes in SimCity or looking for a casual game experience with Harvest Mania, Word Whomp, World Class Solitaire and Squelchies, EA’s wide breadth of titles offers something for everyone.
With Harvest Mania, Word Whomp, World Class Solitaire and Squelchies, four popular titles from Pogo.com(TM) (the top online gaming destination that draws 11M unique visitors a month per ComScore), players will benefit from a universal login that gives them access to their Pogo.com account. This unique cross-media feature allows players to transfer tokens earned on their mobile phones to their online account and apply them toward daily, weekly or monthly cash drawings. Information regarding prizing can be found at http://play.pogo.com/prize/prize-rules.jsp?site=pogo.
Madden NFL 06 and Need for Speed Most Wanted will be playable at CTIA IT & Wireless 2005 at Qualcomm’s booth (#439).
To download screenshots and learn more about EA’s mobile games, please visit info.ea.com.
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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(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS BIG(TM) and POGO(TM). 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 http://info.ea.com.
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