EA'S STREETBALL REVOLUTION CONTINUES WITH NBA
STREET V3, NOW IN DEVELOPMENT
Create the Future of Street Basketball
in Early 2005
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Monday, July 26, 2004 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:
ERTS) announced today that NBA STREET V3 is in development
and scheduled for release in early 2005 under the EA SPORTS BIG™ brand.
The game is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada, the studio which
also is home to the industry-leading NBA LIVE and NCAA® March
Madness™ hoops videogame franchises.
The highly-anticipated third chapter in the multi-platinum-selling
NBA STREET series rises above the rim and expands on the customization
and variety of game modes and gameplay that helps distinguish the franchise
within EA's rich basketball portfolio. Gamers can build their reputation
as they create the future of street basketball with all-new jaw-dropping,
ankle-breaking, rim-shaking moves in visually stimulating environments,
from favorite courts like "The Cage" and "Rucker Park" to the next
generation of streetball sanctuaries, like "Venice Beach". It all adds
up to give V3 a revolutionary style all its own.
"NBA STREET V3 is a celebration of the culture and inventive
style of street basketball," says Wil Mozell, senior producer for the
project. "We're excited to continue to push the possibilities of customization,
self-expression, and creativity in the new school revolution of hoops."
Featuring NBA legends, today's top stars, and original characters
from past editions, NBA STREET V3 reaches new heights by
making over-the-top, larger-than-life moves even bigger in this action-packed,
arcade-style game. Customize your baller, build courts from the ground
up, throw one down in an all-new dunk contest and go online to put
your reputation to the test.
The game is slated to ship on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system, Xbox™ video game system, and Nintendo GameCube™.