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Shred and Grind Springfield in the Simpsons Skateboarding for the PlayStation 2 From EA and Fox Interactive.

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2002

Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ERTS) and Fox Interactive today announced the North American release of The Simpsons(TM) Skateboarding for the PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system. Join Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie and other famous neighbors from the popular television show, as they enjoy a wild skateboarding ride through Springfield.

The Annual Skate Tour has come to Springfield, and the entire town has gone skate crazy on the half-pipes, ramps, and rails. Springfield has been converted into a skate park jammed with skate-able objects and landmarks that mirror images in the TV series, from Itchy and Scratchy Land to Sir Putt-A-Lot's, from the Springfield Gorge to Krusty-lu Studios. The Simpsons world comes to life with characters' voices recorded by the actual voice talent from the television show.

Players will play one of nine characters from the television show, as they compete for the grand prize. Each character has over 40 unique moves, such as Bart's "In Your Dreams," and Homer's "Stinkyfish." Players can test their skills in a two-player head-to-head skate off or go for broke in the fast and furious modes: Freeskate, Skate Fest, Trick Contest, and a good game of skateboard H-O-R-S-E, unlocking additional characters and locations, as well as dozens of hidden skateboards. Players will also have a unique opportunity to learn all the moves and tricks before they begin the game in the Skillz School mode.

The Simpsons Skateboarding was developed by United Kingdom-based The Code Monkeys. The game is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of US $39.99. More information can be found about the game at http://info.ea.com/internal.php?id=131 and http://www.simpsonsskate.ea.com

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA SPORTS BIG(TM), EA GAMES(TM) and EA.COM(SM). More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com.

About Fox Interactive

Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, produces and co-publishes video game and computer game software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties. Fox Interactive hit releases include: The Simpsons Road Rage, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens vs. Predator 1 & 2 and the highly anticipated sequel to The Operative: No One Lives Forever, which garnered critical acclaim and received numerous awards worldwide, including "Action Game of the Year" by PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World & Computer Games magazines. Upcoming products include Dark Angel and Die Hard Vendetta.

Note to Editors: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and EA GAMES are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. EA.COM is a service mark of EA.com Inc. Fox Interactive and The Simpsons are registered trademarks or trademarks of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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