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EA TAKES EA SPORTS Rugby 2005 TO THE PITCH

EA SPORTS SHOWCASES HUGE Hits True to the AUTHENTIC sport of Rugby


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 11, 2005 Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ Rugby 2005, the latest title under the EA SPORTS brand, is available in stores worldwide. The game was published in Vancouver, B.C., by EA Canada, the studio that is also home to such top-selling titles as FIFA Soccer and NBA LIVE.

EA SPORTS™ Rugby 2005 brings exceptional visual quality and the standards of all EA SPORTS franchises, including new player models with star heads for the top players worldwide. The game also features real-to-life animations of player movements, their intense emotions, and tackles that make you cringe.

Training modes have been enhanced to teach rugby skills with challenge-based training drills using advanced controls to become the best. The all-new create a player feature enables you to create players based on your own likeness or classic players of the game. Listen to the songs and chants from the major stadiums from around the world and feel the spirit and excitement of rugby.

EA SPORTS™ Rugby is developed by HB studies in Novia Scotia, Canada. It is available on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. EA SPORTS™ Rugby is rated E for everyone by the MSRP and is priced at $39.99.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion for fiscal 2004. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. In 2003, EA had 27 titles that each sold more than one million copies. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES and EA SPORTS BIG™. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.

Member Comments
# 1 BatsareBugs @ 03/11/05 06:25 PM
Alright Rugby!
 
# 2 devilsjaw @ 03/11/05 06:47 PM
Just picked it up today. Great game!
 
# 3 Rebels10 @ 03/11/05 06:48 PM
i picked this game up yesterday, and man...it is really fun. hard...but mainly bc i have no idea what the rules are...but addictively fun. Its like football, soccer, and hockey all in one sport!

Certainly worth a rent for a good weekend of fun.
 
# 4 vinny @ 03/11/05 08:11 PM
Think I'll rent it. Rugby looks like a decent sport, if you want to get killed.

EDIT-Steve, just a heads up, I use the ScifiVB skin and I can only read parts of the article w/out highlighting the rest.
 
# 5 hdaniel1 @ 03/11/05 08:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinny
Think I'll rent it. Rugby looks like a decent sport, if you want to get killed.

EDIT-Steve, just a heads up, I use the ScifiVB skin and I can only read parts of the article w/out highlighting the rest.
Use the OS Pro skin!

Anyways, it was a pain, but fixed the color of the font.
 
# 6 BatsareBugs @ 03/11/05 09:03 PM
And hdaniel comes through, possible rally forming?
 

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