EA Announces All-Star Music Line-up for FIFA Soccer 2005; Game Soundtrack to Include Hottest Sounds from Artists around the World

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--Aug. 10, 2004--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, today announced the in-game soundtrack for the 2005 edition of FIFA Soccer, the world's best selling football video game franchise. Featuring a variety of today's hottest music talent, FIFA Soccer 2005 brings together new sounds and long-time favorites from artists around the globe, and showcases 38 tracks representing Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Sweden and the United States, to name just a few.

Lending their talent to the interactive version of the world's best loved sport, FIFA Soccer 2005 features new songs of The Streets, Faithless, Air, Seeed, Oomph!, Franz Ferdinand, Marcelo D2 and Mala Rodriguez. Additionally, superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold wrote and recorded the EA SPORTS Football theme that will debut exclusively in the game. The upbeat song list reflects the high energy and white-knuckle intensity of the sport and is designed to accompany the innovative new gameplay of FIFA Soccer 2005.

"With FIFA Soccer 2005 we are raising the bar for in-game music soundtracks - again," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Audio at EA. "This year, we are delivering an unprecedented line-up of bands, with 38 songs from 20 different countries. The international mix of artists will strike a chord with football fans worldwide. FIFA Soccer 2005 demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering relevant, cutting-edge music to our diverse global audience."

The soundtrack is a part of the EA TRAX music initiative that debuted in 2002. The program is dedicated to elevating the in-game entertainment experience by delivering breakthrough music in all EA SPORTS, EA GAMES and EA SPORTS BIG releases.

The full soundtrack for FIFA Soccer 2005 is:

ARTIST               SONG                                 COUNTRY
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Air                  Surfing on a Rocket                  France
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Brothers             Dieci Cento Mille                    Italy
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Debi Nova            One Rhythm (Da Yard Riddim Mix)      Costa Rica
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Emma Warren          She Wants You Back                   England
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Faithless            No Roots                             England
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Ferry Corsten        Rock Your Body, Rock                 Netherlands
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Flogging Molly       To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh)      Ireland
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Franz Ferdinand      Tell Her Tonight                     Scotland
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Future Funk Squad    Sorcerary                            England
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Gusanito             Vive La Vida                         Spain
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Head Automatica      Brooklyn  is Burning                 United
                                                          States
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Inverga + Num Kebra  Eu Perdi Voce                        Brazil
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Ivete Sangalo        Sorte Grande                         Brazil
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INXS                 What You Need (Coldcut Force Mix 13
                     Edit) - EA SPORTS Throwback Trax
                     Powered By Rhino                     Australia
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Jose                 A Necessidade                        France
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Los Amigos           Esto Es Lo Que Hay 
Invisibles           (Reggaeton Remix)                    Venezuela
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Mala Rodriguez       Jugadoras, Jugadores                 Spain
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Manana               Miss Evening                         Switzerland
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Marcelo D2           Profissao MC                         Brazil
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Miss J               Follow Me                            Denmark
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Morrissey            Irish Blood, English Heart           England
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Nachlader            An die Wand                          Germany
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New Order            Blue Monday - EA Sports Throwback
                     Trax Powered By Rhino                England
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Clorofila of Nortec  Almada
Collective                                                Mexico
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Oomph!               Augen Auf!                           Germany
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Paul Oakenfold       EA SPORTS Football Theme             England
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Sandro Bit           Ciao Sono Io                         Italy
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Sarah McLachlan      World on Fire/Junkie XL Remix        Canada
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Scissor Sisters      Take Your Mama                       United
                                                          States
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Seeed                Release                              Germany
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Sneak Attack Tigers  The End of All Good                  Scotland
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Sober                Cientos de Preguntas                 Spain
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Soul'dOut            1,000,000 Monsters Attack            Japan
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The Sounds           Seven Days a Week                    Sweden
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The Soundtrack of    Karmageddon
our Lives                                                 Sweden
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The Streets          Fit But You Know It                  England
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Wayne Marshall       Hot In The Club                      Jamaica
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Zion y Lennox        Ahora                                Puerto Rico
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FIFA Soccer 2005, developed by EA Canada and will be available on the PlayStation(R)2 and PlayStation computer entertainment systems, the Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy Advance(TM), the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft and PC. It is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be released to retail outlets worldwide in October 2004.

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Tammy Schachter, 650-628-7223
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Tiffany Steckler, +44 1932 450 703
tsteckler@europe.ea.com

Contacts

Electronic Arts Inc.
Tammy Schachter, 650-628-7223
tschachter@ea.com
Tiffany Steckler, +44 1932 450 703
tsteckler@europe.ea.com