REDWOOD CITY, Calif. April 7, 2005 Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced plans to release GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for the Nintendo DS this June. Going where no previous James Bond game has dared tread, this first-person shooter gives players the chance to explore the dark side of the Bond universe and experience life as a ruthless, unpredictable villain. All-new features and innovative gameplay are only made possible by the Nintendo DS platform.
“We are thrilled to bring GoldenEye: Rogue Agent to the Nintendo DS and create distinctive new features to benefit from the platform’s unique technology,” said Jon Dean, Executive Producer at EA Tiburon. “Playing this action-packed game on the go and right in the palm of your hands is incredible. Bond fans will not be disappointed.”
As an aspiring 00 agent dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality, the player is recruited by Auric Goldfinger in a ruthless war against Dr. No for control of the Bond underworld. Players wreak havoc as they make their unrelenting rise through the ranks of villainy. On globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition, players encounter such legendary Bond characters as Oddjob, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Scaramanga, and Xenia Onatopp.
Gamers outwit villainous rivals and battle it out in the intense wireless multiplayer mayhem with up to seven other players using only one cartridge, a unique feature for the Nintendo DS. The game also features a robust single-player campaign divided into six missions. Players can exploit multiple weapon combinations through the dual-wield gunplay system, or go head-to-head, melee-style, by taking enemies hostage or knocking them out with one punch.
The dual-screen display provides a gameplay window on the top screen and the heads-up-display (HUD) on the touch screen. The HUD provides vital intelligence to players and allows for them to check ammunition levels, hack electronic devices and weapons, decode security locks, and more. In the all-new for DS Virtual Training’ mode, players sharpen their lethal edge and gain experience by defeating infamous Bond villains in order to earn valuable upgrades for their GoldenEye weaponry. Left and right-handed gameplay controls, plus stylus and thumb-pad play, take full advantage of the platform’s unique touch-screen capabilities.
Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for the Nintendo DS is developed at EA’s Tiburon studio under the EA GAMES brand. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is also available on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and Nintendo GameCube. For more information, please visit the game’s official site at www.goldeneye.ea.com or press site at www.info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS), 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 three brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES and EA SPORTS BIG. In fiscal 2004, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
About MGM Interactive
MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM), manages business development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC
EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty James Bond films since 1962. The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films, GOLDENEYE, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, and DIE ANOTHER DAY produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. EON Productions and Danjaq, LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.
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