Burnout Revenge in Stores Now From EA; Racing Title Receives Perfect Score From Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, Second Highest Score Ever From Official Xbox Magazine
CHERTSEY, England -- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced that Burnout(TM) Revenge is now available at North American retailers for the PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $49.95.
The sequel to one of most acclaimed games of 2004, Burnout Revenge straps gamers into the fastest, most dangerous racer on the road. Built for unprecedented destruction, Burnout Revenge challenges gamers to exact their revenge on rush hour traffic, vindictive rival racers and anything else that gets between them and the finish line.
Burnout Revenge has already garnered critical praise, including a perfect score from Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (5 of 5) and the second highest score ever from Official Xbox Magazine (9.8 of 10). The game was also awarded the Game Critics Award for Best Racing Game at E3 2005.
"Burnout Revenge is testament to the wealth of talent at Criterion," said Paul Lee, President of EA Studios. "The studio continues to deliver genre-defining games that raise the bar for gameplay, technology and creativity."
In addition to tricked out new race, crash and road rage modes, Burnout Revenge takes the series' blistering speed and spectacular destruction to dizzying new heights with an all-new traffic attack mode, challenging gamers to battle the clock and unleash their frustrations on rush hour traffic.
Burnout Revenge was developed by Criterion Software Limited in Guildford, UK. The studio is also developing the explosive first-person shooter BLACK(TM), slated for release in February 2006 on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
For more information about Burnout Revenge, please visit http://burnout.ea.com or our press Web site at http://info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS BIG(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
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