EA Ships Need for Speed Underground 2 for DS


Hit Racing
Series Puts the Excitement of Tuner Culture in the Hands of Gamers with All-New
Exclusive Features Made Possible on the Nintendo DS

Redwood City,

May 10, 2005 –
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:
ERTS) today announced that
Need for Speed™
Underground 2
for the Nintendo DS™
handheld game system has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

Need for Speed Underground 2
gives gamers
a new way to take on the underground tuner racing scene with exclusive features
and gameplay only available on the Nintendo DS.

Players will jump
right into the action with numerous underground races happening all around town.
Gamers will cruise through a variety of tracks, rack up enough points to
customize their rides with visual and performance upgrades and defeat the top
rivals to rule the underground streets. The action doesn’t stop there. Players
can also master numerous mini-games to unlock special upgrades or even humiliate
their friends with their street racing skills via the four-player wireless

In addition,
using the handheld’s unique touch screen technology, gamers can now create an
unlimited number of custom vinyl designs to apply to their vehicles for that
truly unique style to flaunt on the streets. For that extra boost during races,
players also can use the touch-sensitive panel controls to manage their nitrous
usage as they make their way to the finish line.

Developed in
Vancouver, B.C. by EA Canada,
Need for
Speed Underground 2
is rated “E” for
Everyone by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $39.99. For more information about the
franchise, please visit



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