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EA Picks Up Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for PS3

Electronic Arts and Pandemic Studios today announced a worldwide co-publishing deal for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, the sequel to the best-selling new intellectual property of 2005, Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is currently in development by Pandemic Studios and is slated for release in 2007 on the PlayStation 3.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Pandemic Studios and to be working together to make Mercenaries 2: World in Flames a global blockbuster,” said EA Partners vice president and general manager, David DeMartini. “EA Partners is committed to providing the world’s best development studios with access to EA’s unrivaled global publishing resources, helping gamemakers reach the widest possible audience.”

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“Pandemic Studios is excited to join forces with EA Partners to give Mercenaries 2: World in Flames a spectacular global launch,” said Pandemic Studios CEO Andrew Goldman. “Mercenaries 2: World in Flames will set the bar for explosive, open world action games in the next generation, and everyone at Pandemic is excited that fans will be able to get their hands on it later this year.”