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EA Takes It to the Rack with NBA STREET V3, Now in Stores; V3 Hits the Street with All-New Trick Stick, Beastie Boys and the Nintendo All-Stars


REDWOOD CITY, CA -- Feb. 9, 2005 -- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) announced today that NBA STREET V3, the critically acclaimed and culturally defining streetball videogame, has shipped to retailers nationwide and is available in stores under the EA SPORTS BIG(TM) brand. The game was developed in Vancouver, B.C., by EA Canada, the studio that also is home to the industry-leading NBA LIVE and NCAA(R) March Madness(R) basketball videogame franchises.

The third chapter in the multi-platinum-selling NBA STREET series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay that has made the franchise a hit. The all-new Trick Stick and interactive Game Breaker control elevates the experience to new heights with unmistakable style, while NBA STREET V3 also is packed with highly-detailed authentic street courts, an all-new slam dunk contest, and new Court Creator.

Featuring today’s biggest NBA superstars, 25 of the league’s all-time greats, and a Hall of Fame cast of past STREET characters, NBA STREET V3 includes online(a) play for the first time ever and deep player customization options. With your custom-built character, hit the proving grounds of the new STREET Challenge mode, where you’ll see if your player has what is takes -- from pick-up games, to tournaments, to high-flying dunk contests -- on the street courts of NBA STREET V3.

With the Nintendo All-Stars -- Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach -- making their debut in Nintendo GameCube(TM) versions of the game, and an explosive soundtrack pushing the action, NBA STREET V3 provides something for everyone. Grammy-nominated Beastie Boys are unlockable players who can step into the game and hit the courts alongside and against the NBA’s best, while their track “An Open Letter To NYC” headlines NBA STREET V3’s soundtrack.

NBA STREET V3 is available on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft, and Nintendo GameCube. The game is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.95. The game’s official website is Screenshots of NBA STREET V3 can be found at

(a) INTERNET CONNECTION required for online play. PlayStation 2 online play requires Internet Connection, Network Adaptor (for PlayStation 2) and Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) (each sold separately). Not all features available with all platforms. See full product 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 each 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 More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

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