REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 17, 2003 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Need for Speed™ Underground has shipped to retail nationwide under the EA GAMES™ brand. The latest installment in EA’s legendary racing franchise, Need for Speed Underground is now available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube™, and PC.
Need for Speed Underground thrusts players into the adrenaline-filled world of urban racing, challenging gamers to win cash, cars, and respect as they put their driving skills to the test in their own fully-customizable urban exotic supercar. The game features 20 of the most sought-after tuner cars from manufacturers including Nissan Motor Co., Honda™, Toyota™, and Mitsubishi Motors. Gamers will be able to customize their cars with hundreds of aftermarket parts from 52 manufacturers, including NOS®, Sparco®, HKS®, and more.
The game’s EA GAMES™ TRAX soundtrack features new tracks and remixes from today’s biggest artists, including The Crystal Method, Rob Zombie, Rancid, and more.
Need for Speed Underground, which was developed by EA Canada, is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and retails for $49.95 on console platforms, $39.95 for PC, and $29.95 for Game Boy Advance.