LOS ANGELES, Calif., – December 19, 2006 – Just in time for last-minute holiday gift giving, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the availability of two new games for the fifth generation iPod® – EA™ Sudoku and Royal Solitaire – two perfect stocking stuffers for anyone on your list. Beginning today, gamers on-the-go can download these two popular mobile games for play on fifth-generation iPods. All of EA’s games for iPod are available for purchase through the iTunes® store and can be sent as a gift using the iTunes gifting feature (www.itunes.com).
EA Sudoku and Royal Solitaire join EA’s three other popular games which are already available for the fifth generation iPod - Tetris®, EA Mini Golf, and EA Mahjong - which were made available on iTunes last September. With the launch of these two new brain-busting games, EA is the most prolific publisher of games for the fifth generation iPod.
“Through iTunes, the world’s largest catalog for digital entertainment, EA now has a compelling and convenient way to put our mobile games into the hands of millions of iPod users throughout the world,” said Mitch Lasky, senior vice president, EA Mobile.
Each of EA’s games for the fifth generation iPod is custom designed for the platform to integrate naturally with its Click Wheel, ensuring a dynamic game play experience. iPod gamers can simultaneously listen to their favorite tunes during a challenging round of EA Mini Golf, while spinning and moving Tetriminos in Tetris, or during games of Royal Solitaire and EA Mahjong.
EA’s games for iPod are available for fifth generation iPods and can be purchased on the iTunes store. All games retail for $4.99.
Finally, a Sudoku game that features everything you’ve wanted but couldn’t find in one package! Easy-to-use controls, fantastic graphics and animations, and beautiful, soothing Japanese Zen garden scenery make this the best-looking, most user-friendly Sudoku game on any platform. Select your difficulty level and try to solve the grid in Regular Grid mode or enter a puzzle from your favorite publication in Newspaper mode. (Note: EA Sudoku is not currently available on iTunes in Japan.)
Royal Solitaire is the definitive Solitaire collection for the iPod. Test your skills with 10 of the most popular and well-known solitaire games ever, providing a wide range of challenges to players of all types: Peaks, Pyramid, Beleaguered Castle, Aces Up, Yukon, FreeCell, Golf, Scorpion, the classic Canfield, and the wildly popular Klondike. Beautiful graphics, lively visual effects, and simple, intuitive controls make for hours of fun anytime, anywhere.
The No. 1 selling mobile game* is now available for iPod. This simple yet addictive game has players manipulate falling Tetriminos to neatly arrange them into horizontal lines, which are then removed from the Matrix to score points.
EA Mahjong is as simple as solitaire but features a unique game play and a beautiful interface. Match sets of tiles to clear them from the board and advance to the next level. Clear the levels and collect all six gems of Wisdom to achieve the coveted rank of Emperor.
EA™ Mini Golf
Players putt their way through three themed courses full of hazardous obstacles and secret shortcuts. Using a simple interface to move the camera around and aim for that perfect shot, gamers compete for the coveted hole-in-one.
*According to Telephia, August 2006
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, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site 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.
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