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EA Calls All G.I. Joe Fans to Report for Duty

August 4, 2009

EA Calls All G.I. Joe Fans to Report for Duty

Highly Anticipated G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra Video Game Lands at Retail as Movie Hits Theaters Worldwide

Electronic Arts Inc. today released the G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra video game for all major video game platforms as well as mobile devices unleashing an elite team of G.I. JOE characters to fight the evil forces of the COBRA organization. Releasing alongside its film counterpart, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, the video game presents an all-new storyline that weaves in key elements from the film and, for long-time G.I. JOE enthusiasts, adds a layer of nostalgia inspired by the animated cartoon series, comic books and action figure toy line delivering the ultimate adrenaline-pumping, action-packed G.I. JOE experience. The accessible third person action-arcade shooter allows G.I. JOE fans to step into the boots of 16 playable characters as they battle through 20 levels of intense gameplay armed with high-tech gadgetry, weapons and vehicles.

“G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra is one of those games that screams fun from the first shot due to its fast paced action that never slows down until you’ve taken out the last COBRA boss,” said Chip Lange, General Manager of EA’s Hasbro Division. “We expect the excitement to carry over from the theater to the living room as fans re-create legendary G.I. JOE action, tapping an arsenal of well-known characters, never-before-seen vehicles and futuristic weapons inspired by the iconic IP. Whether gamers choose to play solo or enlist reinforcements with our two-player co-op mode, forceful battles will unfold at every turn. This is big summer action at its best.”

Availability & Pricing
G.I JOE The Rise of Cobra is available now on the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, and Wii for a MSRP of $49.99; the PSP for a MSRP of $39.99; the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS for a MSRP of $29.99; and a variety of mobile devices.

G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra for the Nintendo DS features six G. I. JOE and five COBRA characters. Built from the ground up specifically for this platform, the title serves up more than 20 missions across four environments, playable vehicles and up to four- player wireless play.

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