REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2005--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS - News) today announced that TimeSplitters Future Perfect(TM) has shipped to North American stores under the EA GAMES(TM) brand. Produced by EA Partners and developed by Free Radical Design Ltd., TimeSplitters Future Perfect marks the return of the critically-acclaimed console first-person shooter franchise.
Featuring innovative "meet and assist yourself" gameplay, TimeSplitters Future Perfect challenges players to team up with past, present and future versions of themselves as they battle their way through an action-packed story spanning more than 500 years and loaded with the series' trademark humor.
The game features:
A deep story mode taking players from a 1914 Scottish castle to the frontlines of a robot war in 2243
Online multiplayer action(1) for up to 16 gamers on Xbox Live(TM) and 8-player action for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, in 11 unique online game modes, including Deathmatch, Shrink, Thief, Capture the Bag, Virus, Vampire and more
Co-op mode allowing gamers to play through the entire single-player game with a friend
Deep Arcade and Challenge modes offering dozens of mini-games and offline multiplayer action
More than 150 playable characters, from robotic super soldiers and Cold War commandos to zombie nurses and pistol-packing monkeys
Easy-to-use Mapmaker tools allowing players to create their own single and multiplayer levels and share them online for endless replay value
More than 40 era-specific weapons and vehicles -- from time disruption grenades and giant mechs to flare guns and machine-gun mounted trucks
TimeSplitters Future Perfect is available for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube(TM). The game is rated M for Mature and carries an MSRP of $49.95. For more information about the game please visit http://info.ea.com or the game's official Web site www.timesplitters.ea.com.
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 SPORTS(TM), EA GAMES(TM) and EA SPORTS BIG(TM). 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.
(1) Internet connection required for online play. Pla yStation 2 online play requires Internet Connection, Network Adaptor (for PlayStation 2) and Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) (each sold separately). Online play may not be available on all platforms. See product pack for details.
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About Free Radical Design Ltd.
Founded in 1999, Free Radical Design Ltd. is a wholly independent videogame(s) developer based in Nottingham, UK. Free Radical Design was the inner of Develop magazines' "Best Independent Developer" award in 2003. TimeSplitters 2 received 5 nominations for the 2004 BAFTA Games Awards and Second Sight received 2 nominations for the 2005 BAFTA Game Awards.