EA Celebrates World Cup on All Platforms

Electronic Arts will celebrate the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany – the world’s largest sporting event – with the launch of 2006 FIFA World Cup, the event’s only officially licensed videogame. The videogame will ship on PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, and PC in April 2006 in anticipation of the real-world tournament which begins in June.

2006 FIFA World Cup, under the EA SPORTS brand, will feature stunning visual representations of the world’s superstar players, 12 official stadiums that will be used at 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers will be able to play as their favorite team from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the tournament in Germany.

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“The FIFA World Cup will be the single most watched sporting event by a worldwide television audience, bringing together soccer fans from around the world,� said Joe Nickolls, lead producer of the game. “Our game, 2006 FIFA World Cup celebrates this passion by capturing all of the national rivalries in-game, enabling fans to play their heroes and be a part of 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany.�

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