Chertsey, UK , March 7th 2005 –Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company today officially announced plans to co-publish Dead to RightsTMII, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2002 award-winning smash-hit Dead to RightsTM. Dead to RightsTMII is slated for release on the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft and on PC in summer 2005.
In Dead to RightsTMII, Jack Slate and his deadly K9 partner Shadow are thrown head first into the crossfire between criminal organisations battling for control over Grant City's underworld. The story, which pre-dates that of the original Dead to RightsTM, begins with Jack investigating the kidnapping of a prominent Grant City judge. His investigation exposes a labyrinth of crime, corruption and betrayal...an earlier look at the mean streets of Grant City. Dead to RightsTMII promises intense new gameplay mechanics with over a dozen all new brutal disarm moves, spherical slow-motion diving system, and an arsenal of deadly weapons including Shadow himself.
Dead to RightsTMII is a third-person, story-driven Action-Noir title that delivers diverse gameplay mechanics, cinematic style and Hong Kong-inspired action.
About Namco Limited
Namco, with headquarters in Japan was established in 1955 and has consistently provided a high level of expertise in the entertainment industry. With games such as TekkenTM, Ridge RacerTM, Time CrisisTM and SoulcaliburTM, Namco has become a successful developer and publisher, esteemed throughout the world for the games of excellent quality it has produced.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EA GAMESTM and EA SPORTS BIGTM. In fiscal 2004, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. 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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