JUMP INTO THE NEXT GENERATION WWII FPS EXPERIENCE WITH EA'S MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE
As a Member of the 82nd Airborne Division the First Step is Everything
Chertsey, UK, January 17, 2006 ? Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced Medal of Honor AirborneTM, the newest installment from EA's critically-acclaimed Medal of HonorTM franchise which was credited with pioneering the First-Person Shooter (FPS) WWII genre when it debuted in 1999. While building on the key tenets of the franchise including historical accuracy and authenticity, Medal of Honor Airborne is set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS ? namely the fully interactive Airborne experience. As the first game in the Medal of Honor series to be released on next generation platforms, Medal of Honor Airborne will ship to stores in Winter 2006 under the EATM brand for the PlayStation?3 and PlayStation?2 computer entertainment systems, Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system, Xbox? videogame system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
Step into the boots of Boyd Travers, Private First Class of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in battles throughout Europe. From rocky beginnings in Sicily to war-winning triumphs in Germany, each mission begins behind enemy lines, with an intense and fully interactive airdrop. Your ability to determine your own starting point dramatically changes the way each mission plays out. View the entire operation from the air, and then control your parachute to choose your landing spot. On the ground, gather your senses and assess the terrain. A wide variety of authentic, customizable weapons are at your disposal, each with distinct characteristics. Choose your path in this free roaming FPS environment. Medal of Honor Airborne will also feature exceptionally photo-realistic characters, adding to the intensity of the cinematic, story-driven game.
"Medal of Honor Airborne is a step in a new direction for the franchise. While integrating our state-of-the-art, next-gen technology into every aspect of the game, we are introducing innovations that will redefine the series and impact the genre as a whole," explained Patrick Gilmore, VP and Executive Producer at EALA. "By fully controlling the airdrop from your very first step through landing, Medal of Honor Airborne adds a new dimension of player choice by letting you decide where every mission begins and how it plays out."
The Medal of Honor Airborne development team continues to ensure that the ideals and integrity of the prestigious congressional Medal of Honor are accurately reflected in the game. The producers sought counsel from numerous expert sources to make certain the game is historically accurate and as true to the WWII Airborne experience as possible. Serving as a military spokesperson for Medal of Honor Airborne, Capt. Dale Dye, who has worked as the Military Technical Advisor for the last 7 Medal of Honor games, will help to create a truly authentic experience.
Developed by EA Los Angeles (EALA), Medal of Honor Airborne has not yet been rated by PEGI. For more information on Medal of Honor Airborne and the Medal of Honor franchise, please visit: www.moh.ea.com. Please visit EA's press site at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press for information about all of EA's games.
About Medal of Honor
First launched in 1999, Medal of Honor has become one of the most popular, celebrated, and influential first-person shooter franchises in the world. Originally conceptualized by Steven Spielberg and inspired during the shooting of the film Saving Private Ryan, Medal of Honor launched a whole genre of World War II games as it became one of the best-selling franchises in the Electronic Arts EATM brand portfolio. Combined sales for the franchise have topped 27million units worldwide making it the best-selling WWII game ever. For more information on the Medal of Honor series, please visit www.moh.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, 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 SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. 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.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press
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