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Press release: 1995-05-10: Electronic Arts previews new Sega Saturn titles at Electronic Entertainment Expo

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Language: English third-party
Original source: The Free Library


 LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 1995--Electronic Arts(R) (NASDAQ:ERTS), the leading publisher of interactive entertainment CD-ROM software, today announced three titles designed for the Sega Saturn(TM), the advanced entertainment CD-ROM based system from Sega of America.

The products are expected to ship in the fall.

Unveiled at the industry trade show, Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, the first Sega Saturn titles from Electronic Arts are Wing Commander(R) III: Heart of the Tiger(TM), the industry's first interactive movie; Viewpoint, a space combat simulation; and FIFA Soccer '96, a totally redesigned sequel to last year's award-winning FIFA Soccer(TM).

The Sega Saturn provides an exciting platform for bringing Origin Systems' groundbreaking Wing Commander III to the advanced entertainment system market. The Sega Saturn's built-in texture mapping and impressive 640 x 480 high-resolution graphics provide exceptional video quality and realistic gameplay. In true interactive style, the player controls the intriguing twists and turns of the plot by engaging face-to-face with such legendary actors as Mark Hamill (Star Wars trilogy), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek) and John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Viewpoint, one of the most critically-acclaimed arcade action games, makes its triumphant debut on the Sega Saturn. Using advanced 3-D imaging, Viewpoint delivers characters and backgrounds in 32,000 colors. Every shot, explosion and rip on the thrusters comes through in heart-stopping CD quality sound. Sega Saturn technology brings home the speed and graphics of an arcade-quality simulation.

Last year's best-selling FIFA Soccer has been brought to the Sega Saturn, taking advantage of the system's revolutionary 32-bit technology to deliver a sports simulation with stunning graphics and exceptional gameplay. FIFA Soccer '96 features multiple camera angles that take you down onto the field with the players as you control the action on your quest for an international title. CD-quality crowd chants and sound effects encoded in Dolby Surround Sound combine with cutting-edge camera work to deliver one of the world's most exciting sports gaming experiences.

Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., is a leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of over $490 million for fiscal 1995. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for advanced entertainment systems such as the Sega Saturn, as well as IBM-compatible PCs, Macintosh computers, and major dedicated video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products worldwide under four brand names: EA Sports, Electronic Arts Studio, Bullfrog Productions Ltd. and Origin Systems Inc. EA has wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Canada, Puerto Rico and Austin, Texas. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com. -0-

Note to Editors: Electronic Arts is a registered trademark of and EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts Studio, Road Rash, Shockwave, Shredfest, and Viewpoint are trademarks of Electronic Arts. Bullfrog, Magic Carpet, and Syndicate are trademarks of Bullfrog Productions Ltd. Wing Commander is a registered trademark of Origin Systems Inc. PGA TOUR and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and are used under license. Sony is a registered trademark of and PlayStation is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Electronic Arts

Pat Becker, 415/513-7523

Caroline Hughes, 415/513-7860
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