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EA & Digital Illusions Ship Battlefield 2: Special Forces Expansion Pack

Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions announced that the expansion pack for the award-winning BATTLEFIELD 2 PC game are now shipping to retail outlets and available via download at www.downloader.ea.com. Powered by the BATTLEFIELD 2 game engine, BATTLEFIELD 2: SPECIAL FORCES brings players into the realm of covert ops with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems.

Since its original debut, the BATTLEFIELD franchise has been a community favorite and globally acclaimed multiplayer experience. The hugely successful launch of BATTLEFIELD 2 proves that the franchise continues to deliver on our promise to the community innovation in gameplay, superior technology and state-of-the-art graphics, said Patrick Soderlund, ceo at Digital Illusions. BATTLEFIELD 2: SPECIAL FORCES builds on the series award-winning design and adds dramatic new gameplay that will keep this passionate community engaged.

In BATTLEFIELD 2 SPECIAL FORCES, players will choose to fight as one of six different Special Forces soldiers Navy SEALs, British SAS, Russian Spetsnaz, MEC Special Forces, rebel groups and insurgents. Armed with the latest Special Forces weaponry, players can take control of any of the games 10 new vehicles to engage in major conflicts with up to 64 players.

Equipped with gear including grappling hooks and zip lines, each map is transformed into a true three dimensional battlefield allowing players to use brute force in the streets or stalk the rooftops in silence. Players will also clash in nighttime environments equipped with the latest in night vision technology. Additionally, persistent character growth allows players to continue to rise through the ranks.

Developed by Digital Illusions Canada, the creators of the original BATTLEFIELD 1942, BATTLEFIELD 2: SPECIAL FORCES is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB and sells for $29.99. BATTLEFIELD 2: SPECIAL FORCES requires BATTLEFIELD 2 in order to play.

Also in support of the BATTLEFIELD franchise, EA will be giving away $1,000 a day in the "Join the Battlefield" sweepstakes.

By simply playing BATTLEFIELD 2: MODERN COMBAT online From Nov. 28 through Dec. 28, players will become eligible to win the daily drawing. To enter, simply log-in and play the game using the Xbox Live service or the PlayStation 2. Players may also enter without playing the game by logging on to www.battlefield.ea.com.

Electronic Arts (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 SPORTS, EA, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. For more information, visit www.ea.com.

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