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Hit Racing Series Puts the Excitement of Tuner Culture in the Hands of Gamers with All-New Exclusive Features Made Possible on the Nintendo DS

Redwood City, Calif., May 10, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Need for Speed™ Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS™ handheld game system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Need for Speed Underground 2 gives gamers a new way to take on the underground tuner racing scene with exclusive features and gameplay only available on the Nintendo DS.

Players will jump right into the action with numerous underground races happening all around town. Gamers will cruise through a variety of tracks, rack up enough points to customize their rides with visual and performance upgrades and defeat the top rivals to rule the underground streets. The action doesn’t stop there. Players can also master numerous mini-games to unlock special upgrades or even humiliate their friends with their street racing skills via the four-player wireless mode.

In addition, using the handheld’s unique touch screen technology, gamers can now create an unlimited number of custom vinyl designs to apply to their vehicles for that truly unique style to flaunt on the streets. For that extra boost during races, players also can use the touch-sensitive panel controls to manage their nitrous usage as they make their way to the finish line.

Developed in Vancouver, B.C. by EA Canada, Need for Speed Underground 2 is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $39.99. For more information about the franchise, please visit www.needforspeed.com

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