World's Leading Soccer Players Join Electronic Arts for FIFA Soccer 2004
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2003--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) announced today that it has signed three of the world's top soccer players to serve as spokesmen and cover athletes for FIFA Soccer 2004, scheduled for release this fall under the EA SPORTS(TM) brand. Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero, and Barcelona's Ronaldhino will appear together on the pack front for FIFA Soccer, the world's top-selling sports franchise.
"We strive to deliver an in-depth soccer experience, with the finest gameplay and authenticity," said FIFA Soccer 2004 producer Danny Isaac. "We're thrilled to be able to work with this soccer 'Dream Team' as North American interest continues to grow in the world's most popular sport."
FIFA Soccer 2004 offers the most authentic soccer gaming experience available, complete with immersive atmospheres, comprehensive game modes, and the world's greatest teams and players. New Latin American teams and clubs from the lower divisions across Europe highlight the 18 leagues, 450 teams, and 15,000 players available for play in FIFA Soccer 2004. All new Off The Ball(TM) control adds a revolutionary dimension to gameplay, while EA SPORTS Nation provides the ultimate interactive experience through online play.
FIFA Soccer 2004 is scheduled for release in October on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation game console, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance, the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft, and the PC.
EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling titles and franchises include John Madden Football(TM), FIFA Soccer, NHL(R) hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, MVP Baseball(TM), NCAA(R) Football, and NASCAR Thunder(TM). The EA SPORTS home page is www.easports.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $2.5 billion for fiscal 2003. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS, 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.
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