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Press Release - EA ANNOUNCES SKATE 3

Skateboarding Just Became the Ultimate Team Experience

Vancouver, British Columbia  September 15, 2009  Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the next title in the companys landmark skateboarding franchise: SKATETM 3, and confirmed that it will ship in May 2010. SKATE 3 breaks new ground by taking all of the camaraderie and competitive excitement of real-life skateboarding and brings it to the hands of gamers. Whether online or offline, players can now team up to build the ultimate skate crew in the definitive skateboarding co-op experience. In SKATE 3, players take part in team-based challenges, compete against rival crews and leave their mark on the all-new skaters paradise, Port Carverton.

"The social and community aspects of the SKATE franchise are something weve always embraced, but weve never done anything to the scale youre going to see in SKATE 3," said Senior Producer, Jason DeLong. Were giving gamers a very unique experience by providing them with the tools they need to build their ultimate team or to create a team comprised entirely of their online friends. From there, its all about proving yourself  teaming up, and throwing down.

Players who pre-order SKATE 3 get an unlock code that gives them exclusive access to the iconic Black Box Distribution Skate Park, home turf of Zero, Mystery, and Fallen skate teams. Black Box Distribution was founded in 2000 by Jamie Thomas, and houses and distributes some of skateboardings biggest selling brands .Pre-orders are available now at http://skate.ea.com or at participating retailers nationwide.

SKATE 3 features an all-new co-op mode where teammates can complete challenges together while advancing each others careers. From rewarding epic bails and fails with a beefed up Hall of Meat mode to honing your craft with the all-new skate.School, players of all skill levels have multiple ways to 'kill it" in the game. The franchise also continues to raise the bar for user created content with the skate.Create feature suite, an innovative toolset that empowers gamers to truly express their skate style by creating their own graphics, videos, and skate parks.

SKATE 3 is being developed by Black Box, an Electronic Arts studio. SKATE 3 will be released on PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system in May 2010. More information can be found at http://skate.ea.com or follow us on Twitter at Hippyjump. Press can download assets at http://info.ea.com.


 

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