EAS NFL STREET 2 Hits Store Shelves on December 26

EA’S NFL
STREET 2
HITS STORE SHELVES ON December 26

Reinvented
Football Gameplay with High Flyin’ Football and Nine New Games Modes

REDWOOD CITY,
Calif., –
December 21, 2004 –
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today
NFL
STREET 2
from the EA SPORTS BIG™ 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 available on the PlayStation
®2
computer entertainment system,
the
Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube™
.
It is rated E for Everyone with a descriptor of Mild Violence by the ESRB. 
Online* gamers will enjoy enhanced features on the PlayStation 2 console and for
the first time, Xbox
Live
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
.

*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
,
EA GAMES
and EA
SPORTS BIG™.  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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.
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