EA ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST OSCAR DE LA HOYA AS COVER ATHLETE AND SPOKESMAN FOR EA SPORTSâ¢ FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 3 FOR XBOX 360 AND PSP
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â January 4, 2006 â Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that Oscar De La Hoya will serve as cover athlete and spokesman for EA SPORTSâ¢ Fight Night Round 3. Olympic gold medalist, former WBC & WBA super welterweight champion, WBC welterweight and super lightweight champion, De La Hoya is recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and will be featured on the cover of EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 for the Xbox 360â¢ system and PSPâ¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system. Arturo Gatti and Mickey Ward will grace the covers of the game for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÂ® videogame system from Microsoft.
âItâs exciting to be contributing to a project that pushes the popularity of boxing to a new level and to a new audience,â said De La Hoya. âEA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 is so realistic anyone can pick up the game and learn about the actual sport while having a fun time doing it. The visuals in the game are so amazing. You can actually see the emotions on my face change throughout the round.â
EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing videogame experience to the virtual ring. Film-quality graphics and innovative gameplay establish EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 as one of the best-looking and playing Xbox 360 sports game on the market.
Developed by EA Chicago, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 is scheduled to ship in February 2006 for the Xbox 360, PSP, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The gameâs official website is http://www.fightnightround3.com.