REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2004--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS - News) today announced the release of the latest highly anticipated video game in the James Bond(TM) series, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent(TM). Going where no previous Bond game has dared tread, this first-person shooter gives players the chance to explore the dark side of the Bond universe and experience life as a ruthless, unpredictable villain. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is available on the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube(TM) under the EA GAMES(TM) brand.
"By allowing fans to step into the shoes of the 'bad guys', GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is the most exciting, cutting-edge episode of the Bond video game series to date," said Patrick Gilmore, Executive Producer at EA Los Angeles.
The focus of this action-packed game shifts from that of 007(TM) himself to the corrupt underworld and its criminal masterminds. Players wreak havoc as they make their unrelenting rise through the ranks of villainy. On globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition, players encounter such legendary villains and Bond girls as Xenia Onatopp, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Oddjob, Scaramanga, and Pussy Galore.
Players can exploit over 100 different weapon combinations through the dual-wield gunplay system, or go head-to-head, melee-style, by taking enemies hostage or knocking them out with one punch. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent fully integrates single-player, multiplayer split screen, and online* gameplay for the PlayStation 2 console and Xbox. Featured game modes include story-based campaign missions spanning 20 gripping single-player levels and more than 20 intense multiplayer arenas where players can engage in deathmatch-style showdowns and objective-based team vs. team scenarios.
With the most authentic take on the Bond universe in a video game to date, players can travel to famous film locations such as the top of the Golden Gate Bridge from A View To A Kill, the Pyramids from The Spy Who Loved Me, and the Volcano Lair from You Only Live Twice. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent's star-studded lineup includes Christopher Lee, who is reprising his role as the villainous Francisco Scaramanga from The Man With The Golden Gun and Judi Dench, who returns as M and has appeared in four Bond films to date. World-renowned DJ and artist Paul Oakenfold composed an original score and created the game's overarching musical personality with hard-driving, rhythmic beats hand-crafted for every mission. Rounding out the talent behind the game is Academy AwardÃ‚Â®-winning Production Designer Sir Ken Adam (James Bond series), Costume Designer Kym Barrett (The Matrix trilogy), and Character Designer Rene Morel (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within).
Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent was developed at EA's Los Angeles studio. The game is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and has a US MSRP of $49.99. For more information, please visit the game's official site at www.goldeneye.ea.com or press site at www.info.ea.com.
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(TM), EA GAMES(TM) and EA SPORTS BIG(TM). 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.
ABOUT MGM INTERACTIVE
MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM - News), manages business development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
ABOUT EON PRODUCTIONS/DANJAQ, LLC
Eon Productions/Danjaq, LLC is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty James Bond films since 1962. The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films, GOLDENEYE, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, and DIE ANOTHER DAY produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Eon Productions and Danjaq, LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.
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