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EA’s NFL STREET 2 Hits Store Shelves on December 26; Reinvented Football Gameplay with High Flyin’ Football and Nine New Games Modes


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REDWOOD CITY, CA -- 12/21/2004 -- Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today NFL STREET 2 from the EA SPORTS BIG(TM) brand will be on store shelves by December 26. The original NFL STREET sold over a million copies and introduced gamers to playing football with style and flash and NFL STREET 2 has reinvented itself by dramatically changing the way the game is played with the new game modes and the gameplay itself.

NFL STREET 2 carries on the popular legacy of combining real football action with cool, stylish plays and adds a whole new dimension to gameplay with new high flyin’ football that includes wall moves, big air and style catches for the very first time in a football game. Receivers can now get airborne up to 15 feet high, run off the walls, change passing lanes by running the QB up a building, and take advantage of eye-popping wall jukes and all-new hurdles. Players will descend on Bay City’s 10 new environments to build their teams, their reps, and their battle plans one field at a time.

One of the highlights of NFL STREET 2 is Street Events, short mini-game styled offerings that include Crush the Carrier, Jump Ball Battle, Open Field Showdown, 2 Minute Challenge, 4 on 4 and Quick Strike. With the all-new Own the City mode you can create your player utilizing an all new player creation system, master new skills and hit the streets. You are able to recruit the best players as you build a reputation and dominate the competition, taking over new neighborhoods and defending your turf until you Own the City. Once you build your player to legendary status you will be able to import him into Madden NFL 2006. With each area that you dominate you can take it over as your own and eventually earn the chance to take on hip hop artist Xzibit.

The EA TRAX titles for the NFL STREET 2 soundtrack include tracks from Xzibit, Papa Roach, Nas, Sum 41 and the Ying Yang Twins. Also featured are exclusive tracks from Planet Asia, Bishop Lamont, Red Tape and Royce da 5’9 & Kid Vicious which can only be heard in the game.

NFL STREET 2 is developed by EA Tiburon and is licensed by the NFL and PLAYERS INC. It is available on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube(TM). It is rated E for Everyone with a descriptor of Mild Violence by the ESRB. Online(1) gamers will enjoy enhanced features on the PlayStation 2 console and for the first time, Xbox Live(TM) Support. For more information, please visit EA’s press site at www.info.ea.com or the game’s official web site www.nflstreet2.com.

(1) Internet connection required for online play. Not all features available with all platforms. See product pack for details.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion for fiscal 2004. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. In 2003, EA had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA GAMES(TM) and EA SPORTS BIG(TM). 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.

Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA GAMES and EA SPORTS BIG are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Team names are trademarks of the teams indicated. All NFL-related marks are trademarks of the National Football League. Officially licensed product of PLAYERS INC. www.nflplayers.com. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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