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Electronic Arts Distributes Ultimate Flight Series; Three Award-Winning Flight Simulators Valued at $100, Available For Under $30.

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 1996--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), a leading global interactive entertainment software company, today announced the distribution of The Ultimate Flight Series, bundling three top-selling, PC-based flight simulators into one package for under $30.

Just in time for the holidays, the bundle includes: U.S. Navy Fighters, Comanche 2 and Flight Unlimited.

"This is a great bundle for holiday shoppers and a budget-conscious way to expand software libraries," said Ted Judson, director of republishing. "The series lets new pilots experience their first flight and get a few lessons under their belts, while veterans can ratchet up the action with daring combat missions. We've packaged together three best-of-breed flight simulation titles that, if bought separately, would cost about $100."

Electronic Arts' (EA) U.S. Navy Fighters is a combat flight simulator that lets players push the envelope in five of the hottest U.S. combat aircraft including: the F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Hornet, A-7 Corsair II, the Su-33 Flanker D and the F-22 Lightning. The game has 50 missions, a tour of duty, multiple external views, pop-up multifunctional displays and photo realistic graphics.

Comanche 2 from NovaLogic, Inc. is a shot in the arm for Comanche enthusiasts and first time pilots. This updated version of the helicopter simulation allows the pilot to engage in 60 action-packed missions and showcases NovaLogic's 3-D terrain rendering system, Voxel Space (Patent U.S. 5,550,959).

Comanche 2 delivers multiplayer scenarios with 30 bonus missions (requires purchase of Werewolf or Werewolf v. Comanche 2.0). In addition, the game features realistic ground debris, translucent smoke, haze, reflective water and varying weather conditions.

Flight Unlimited from Looking Glass Technologies, Inc. puts players in the pilot seat with more than 30 interactive flight lessons, five high performance aerobatic planes and 50 aerial obstacle courses that will test your flying skills. The game delivers photorealistic 3D texture mapped landscapes of six actual locations, a realistic flight environment with actual engine and wind sounds, thermals and atmospheric effects and crashes. It also offers multiple cockpit and external views.

Electronic Arts, headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., is a leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues over $530 million for fiscal 1996. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and advanced entertainment systems such as the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.

Electronic Arts markets its products worldwide under five brand names: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, ORIGIN Systems Inc., Bullfrog Productions Ltd. and Jane's Combat Simulations. EA has international subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, and U.S. development operations in San Mateo, Calif.; Baltimore, Maryland; Austin, Texas; and Seattle, Washington.

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: U.S. Navy Fighters, EA SPORTS, ORIGIN Systems, Electronic Arts, Bullfrog Productions are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts or its wholly-owned subsidiaries. PlayStation is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Sega Saturn is a trademark of Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Comanche 2 is a registered of NovaLogic, Inc. Flight Unlimited and Looking Glass are trademarks of Looking Glass Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Electronic Arts

Mary Leddy, 415/513-7314

mleddy@ea.com
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