EA Brings Adventure to Mobile with the Official Dakar Rally 2008

November 15, 2007

EA Brings Adventure to Mobile with the
Official Dakar Rally 2008

Welcome to the greatest Rally in the World

Electronic Arts today announced the release of
the officially licensed Dakar 2008 game. Dakar 2008 has been created exclusively
for mobile phones and will be available for download to compatible handsets
across Europe from the December 14, 2007, allowing fans ample time to enjoy the
adventure before the real-life rally begins in January.

Dakar 2008 captures the spirit of the amazing
Dakar rally adventure with a race comprising of 15 different stages spread over
5 countries. Gamers must practice their navigational skills whilst on the
lookout for traps that could mean losing precious seconds in their quest for
victory.

“Following the success of Dakar 2007, and the
continued popularity of this famous race, we’re delighted to bring Dakar 2008 to
rally and mobile gaming fans across Europe,” said Javier Ferreira, VP European
Publishing. “Thanks to our continued relationship with the Dakar rally, EA
Mobile is recreating the excitement of the rally for the mobile platform.”

Dakar fans will storm through Lisbon, Morocco,
the Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Senegal and eventually Dakar itself on
their mobile phones. With a brand new 3rd person perspective, gamers will take
to the Dakar rally via three exciting game modes: Rally, Quick Race and Flag
Chase. Rally mode brings the Dakar race to life with a mix of endurance, speed
and control, ensuring a thrilling and fun experience. Quick race mode offers
one-off races so players can kill five minutes with a quick spin, or beginners
can get used to the individual tracks before entering the championship. Flag
Chase mode provides five exclusive race circuits on which gamers capture flags.