EA SPORTS Rugby 2005 is Now Available

EA TAKES EA
SPORTS Rugby 2005 TO THE PITCH

EA SPORTS
SHOWCASES HUGE Hits True to the AUTHENTIC sport of Rugby

REDWOOD CITY,
Calif., March 11, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that

EA SPORTS™ Rugby 2005
, the latest title under the
EA SPORTS brand, is available in stores worldwide. The game was published in
Vancouver, B.C., by EA Canada, the studio that is also home to such top-selling
titles as
FIFA Soccer
and
NBA LIVE
.

EA SPORTS™
Rugby 2005
brings
exceptional visual quality and
the
standards of all EA SPORTS franchises,
including new player models with star heads for

the top players
worldwide. The game also features
real-to-life animations of player
movements, their intense emotions, and tackles that make you cringe.


Training modes have been enhanced to teach rugby

skills with challenge-based training
drills using advanced controls to become the best. The all-new create a player
feature

enables you to create players based on your own likeness or classic players of
the game.  Listen to the songs and chants from the major stadiums from around
the world and feel the spirit and excitement of

rugby.

EA SPORTS™
Rugby is developed by HB studies in Novia Scotia, Canada.

It
is available on the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft.
EA SPORTS™

Rugby is rated E for everyone by the MSRP and is priced at $39.99.

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 each 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
.

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.
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