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EA’S FIFA Street 2 Kicks Into Stores

Electronic Arts announced that FIFA STREET 2, which features gifted Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo on all packaging worldwide, has shipped to retailers under the EA SPORTS BIG brand. FIFA STREET 2 captures the flair and skill of soccer in an arcade videogame experience that features real players performing over-the-top tricks in authentic locales around the world.

Ronaldo is the new face of FIFA STREET 2 after bursting onto the international scene with Manchester United in 2003, where his ball skills and tricks earned him a reputation for being one of the worlds most exciting and electrifying wingers.

This is quite an honor to be the new face of FIFA STREET 2, Ronaldo said. The game mirrors the same ideals and philosophies that I use in my approach to everyday football. I played on the street growing up where I had many one-on-one battles, so its exciting to be a part of the EA SPORTS family and contribute to a style of football Ive been playing all my life.

FIFA STREET 2 builds upon the arcade game experience of the original that was launched last year with a greater emphasis on skills battles, a larger selection of tricks, including for the first-time in-game juggling, and a new way to win with Game Breaker. In addition, the game introduces signature moves for the worlds most skillful star players, juggling mini-games, 10 new venues and a customization package that allows gamers to create their own soccer playground, their own characters and their own way to play. An overhauled Artificial Intelligence system and advancements in gameplay, including Trick-Stick defense and user control of the goalkeeper, make this new game distinguish itself from the original.

The game allows players to choose from 320 players, including the superstars of the game, legendary street masters, or a created character.

Developed in Vancouver, B.C., by EA Canada, the studio which is also home to the popular NBA STREET and best-selling FIFA SOCCER franchises, FIFA STREET 2 will be available on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. The game also will be available for the first time on the PSP and Nintendo DS. FIFA STREET 2 is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB with a pricetag of $29.99. The official game website is www.fifastreet2.com.

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 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. More information can be found at info.ea.com.

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