REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â€“ April 27, 2005 â€“ Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the first eight of the 20 titles that will comprise its 2005/2006 mobile games line-up. Capturing the essence of the hit franchises that inspired them Madden NFL 2006, The Simsâ„¢ 2 Mobile, Need for Speedâ„¢ Underground 2, Tiger Woods PGA TOURÂ® 2006 and EA SPORTS FIFA Football 2006 are characterized by exhilarating gameplay, deep real-world sports rosters, a rich service-based community and state-of-the-art 3D graphics.
Complimenting the 3D games are Poppit!â„¢, Turbo 21â„¢, and Tri Peaks Solitaire, three favorite casual 2D games from the top online gaming destinations online, Pogo.comâ„¢ and Club Pogoâ„¢. Pogo.com attracts 13M unique visitors per month (according to ComScore) and Club Pogo has more than 800,000 paying subscribers. All eight titles will be available for hands-on play for the first time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 18, 2005.
"The world of mobile gaming is about to explode! Better games, richer graphics and deeper communities will take cell phone gaming to entirely new depths with experiences that are as adrenaline charged as console gaming," said John Batter, VP and General Manager of EA Mobile. "With racing, sports and puzzle games, our line-up features something fun for everyone. If youâ€™re looking for a deep experience or if you want to just game-on-the-go, these games have it all."
Need for Speed Underground 2, The Sims 2, Madden NFL, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, FIFA Soccer, Poppit!, Turbo 21 and Tri Peaks Solitaire are EAâ€™s first internally produced mobile titles. In 2004, EA entered the mobile games market in partnership with I-Play, and together co-published Tiger Woods PGA TOURÂ® and FIFA Soccer. The new games will be distributed worldwide by EA.