REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 1, 2005 â€“ Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the latest version of its EA SPORTSâ„¢ branded NASCARÂ® videogame, NASCARÂ® 06: Total Team Control, has shipped and is available at retail stores. With new squad-based racing controls, players can communicate with teammates through the crew chief and spotter, working together to bring home top 5 finishes for the whole team.
NASCAR 06: Total Team Control challenges gamers to build a multi-year dynasty with the first-ever Squad-Based Racing experience. Players are able to radio to teammates for assistance, while managing on-track partnerships, or take the wheel of a teammateâ€™s car in the middle of a race to fend off rivals by utilizing the new car swap feature. With all-new game controls, and using real-time voice commands, players can communicate with the crew chief, spotters, and on-track allies to help punch through the pack. When racing without a headset, enjoy easy to use controls and communication by selecting commands with the controllerâ€™s right analog stick. Players are able to upgrade pit-crews, vehicle attributes, and overall team management and attempt to outperform real-world NASCAR teams or even buy a top NASCAR team like Hendrick Motorsports. Earn the title of Teammate, Champion, and Hero in NASCAR 06: Total Team Control.
NASCAR 06: Total Team Control is produced by EA Tiburon for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft. The game has an MSRP of $49.99 and is rated â€œEâ€ for (Everyone) by the ESRB. The gameâ€™s official website is www.totalteamcontrol.com.
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Electronic Arts Inc. (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 four brand names: EA SPORTSâ„¢, EAâ„¢, EA SPORTS BIGâ„¢ and POGOâ„¢. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 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.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, NASCAR, is the sanctioning body for one of Americaâ€™s premier sports. NASCAR has 75 million fans spread throughout the U.S., ranks second among sports in television ratings, is among the leaders in professional sports in licensed product sales, and has more Fortune 500 company involvement than any other sport. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla, with offices in Charlotte, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Concord, N.C., and Bentonville, Ark., NASCAR sanctions 1,800 races at 120 tracks in 38 states.
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