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Westwood Studios Ships Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun.

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 1999--

Third and Most Anticipated Installment in the Command & Conquer

Universe Now Available at Retail Stores Nationwide; Retailers Order

Record Number of Copies

Westwood Studios(tm) today announced that Command & Conquer(tm) Tiberian Sun(tm), the most anticipated PC game of 1999, has shipped to retailers nationwide. Command & Conquer is the most successful computer strategy game franchise in history with more than 10 million units sold worldwide.

Set in the early 21st century, Tiberian Sun once again pits the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) against the Brotherhood of NOD in an epic struggle for control of the planet. With an engaging storyline that unfolds as play progresses, players will learn the reason for the outbreak of Tiberium that has poisoned the Earth, and what happened to the notorious NOD leader Kane, who was presumed dead at the end of Command & Conquer.

Tiberian Sun features a more exciting and dangerous battlefield with dynamic 3D terrain, realistic physics and a fully reactive environment. Explosions leave craters. Lakes and rivers freeze. Ion storms cripple high-tech weapons. Forest fires rage out of control, and winds carry poison gas clouds.

Multiple levels of warfare allow players to cripple opponents from afar or get up close and personal in an all-out ground war. GDI and NOD have distinct styles, units and abilities, providing unlimited tactical and strategic choices in the struggle for global domination.

Players can travel under, over, or on the terrain as they employ devastating new weapons, including the Devil's Tongue, Hunter-Seeker Drones, Jump-Jet Infantry, Disruptors, Stealth Generators, genetically engineered cyborgs, the Firestorm Defense and many more.

Dynamic colored lighting brings the mood and atmosphere alive. Stealth missions are set in the deep blue of early night. Bases on full alert come alive with sirens and spotlights in search of intruders.

Tiberian Sun features enhanced Local Area Network and Internet play. Up to 8 players can engage in fierce combat over a LAN and players can go head-to-head via the Internet and Westwood Online(tm). Find and challenge opponents from all over the world with just the click of a button without ever leaving the Tiberian Sun environment. A built-in worldwide ranking system allows players to track their victories and defeats against other Internet gamers. Expanded multiplayer options also include random Battle Map generation, Battle Clan support, and four new handicapping controls.

Tiberian Sun's minimum system requirements are a Pentium 166 MHz with 32 MB of RAM, a quad-speed CD drive, a 16-bit sound card, and a Direct X(tm) compatible video card.

For the latest news and information about Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun, visit http://www.westwood.com.

Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune(tm) 2000, the Lands of Lore(tm) series, the Kyrandia(tm) adventure trilogy, Monopoly(R) for the Internet, Blade Runner(tm) and the Command & Conquer (tm) product line. Westwood is a wholly owned subsidiary of Electronic Arts.

Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.1 billion for calendar 1998. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and advanced entertainment systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under seven brand names: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS(tm), Maxis(tm), ORIGIN(tm), Bullfrog(tm) Productions, Westwood Studios and Jane's(R) Combat Simulations. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com.

Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, Maxis, ORIGIN, Bullfrog, Westwood Studios, Westwood Online, Lands of Lore, Kyrandia, Command & Conquer, and Tiberian Sun are trademarks or registered trademarks of are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts in the United States and/or other countries. Jane's is a registered trademark of Jane's Information Group, Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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