EA AND PANDEMIC STUDIOS ANNOUNCE WORLDWIDE CO-PUBLISHING DEAL FOR MERCENARIES 2: WORLD IN FLAMES
Redwood City, Calif. â February 1, 2007 â Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the worldâs leading interactive entertainment company and Pandemic Studios, one of the worldâs leading independent game developers, today announced a worldwide co-publishing deal for Mercenaries 2: World in Flamesâ¢, the sequel to the best-selling* new intellectual property of 2005, Mercenaries: Playground of Destructionâ¢. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
âWeâre thrilled to partner with Pandemic Studios and to be working together to make Mercenaries 2: World in Flames a global blockbuster,â said EA Partners vice president and general manager, David DeMartini. âEA Partners is committed to providing the world's best development studios with access to EAâs unrivaled global publishing resources, helping gamemakers reach the widest possible audience.â
âPandemic Studios is excited to join forces with EA Partners to give Mercenaries 2: World in Flames a spectacular global launch,â said Pandemic Studios CEO Andrew Goldman. âMercenaries 2: World in Flames will set the bar for explosive, open world action games in the next generation, and everyone at Pandemic is excited that fans will be able to get their hands on it later this year.â
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is currently in development by Pandemic Studios and is slated for release in 2007 on the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system. For more information on Mercenaries 2: World in Flames visit www.mercs2.com.
*According to NPD Data
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 SPORTSâ¢, EAâ¢, EA SPORTS BIGâ¢ and POGOâ¢. 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 is www.ea.com.
About Pandemic Studios
With a long series of top-selling, critically acclaimed game releases, Pandemic Studios is one of the worldâs premier developers of console and PC entertainment. Over its nine year history, Pandemic has established a reputation for producing award-winning, cutting edge original content and for enhancing the value of existing intellectual properties. Recent hits include sales-record setters Star Wars BattlefrontTM, and Star Wars BattlefrontTM II, and three original Pandemic-created IPs: MercenariesTM, Destroy All HumansTM, and Full Spectrum WarriorTM. In addition to the recently released Destroy All HumansÂ® 2, Pandemic is developing a number of new, original titles for next generation platforms at its Los Angeles and Brisbane studio locations. For more information on Pandemic and its games visit www.pandemicstudios.com.