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EA Releases NFL Head Coach, Its First 3D Sports Strategy Game

Electronic Arts brings to life the triumphs and travails of one of sports most gut wrenching jobs with NFL HEAD COACH¸ a new franchise from the EA SPORTS brand. The first 3D sports strategy game, NFL HEAD COACH, challenges gamers to manage every aspect of a professional football team and build their franchise from the ground up will trying to become the greatest coach of all time.

As head coach, the gamer will call the plays from the sidelines, conduct practice, scout players and make draft day deals to land the leagues next superstar in detailed, interactive environments. Players are challenged to make the right decisions, hire the best people and develop a game plan that will catch the opposition off guard. They must find impact players and upgrade your roster via the draft, free agency and trades.

NFL HEAD COACH is a completely unique football experience unlike any other football game EA SPORTS has ever created," said Todd Sitrin, vp of marketing, EA Tiburon, the studio famous for making the top-rated football games Madden NFL and NCAA Football. Now the focus is on the six days leading up to game day and the strategy behind every coaching decision made. This is the game to decide if you really have what it takes to turn your team into a champion.

NFL HEAD COACH includes voice-activated gameplay so you can use headsets to call plays on game day and receive audio play recommendations from coordinators. Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films, hosts scripted sequences as coaching career milestones are reached. The game also features ESPN integration with Mel Kiper Jr. and Trey Wingo.

Developed by EA Tiburon in Orlando, where MADDEN NFL FOOTBALL, NCAA FOOTBALL, NASCAR and SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE VIDEOGAME are developed, NFL HEAD COACH is available on PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and PC for $39.99 and is rated E by the ESRB. For more information log on to www.nflheadcoach.com.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA, www.ea.com), 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.

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