11:26 PM - October 11, 2005 by Steve_OS
EA HITS THE MOUNTAIN WITH SSX On Tour
EA SPORTS BIG Delivers Next Installment of the Critically Acclaimed Franchise
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 11, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced SSX™ On Tour has shipped on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, and PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) handheld system.
Building on the critically acclaimed gameplay of the SSX franchise, SSX On Tour features all-new player customization and the chance to break onto The Tour. With all-new highly detailed tracks, monster tricks, and multiplayer options, players can reach breakneck speeds, catch huge air, and become an icon as they fly down the mountain as a snowboarder or skier. SSX On Tour delivers another amazing soundtrack which features songs by artists like Louis XIV, DJ Z Trip, Iron Maiden and the Perceptionists.
Players can build a career and progress from a slope-side wannabe to a black-diamond rock star. Compete for medals or just tear up the massive new mountain, while looking good because style matters when your reputation is always on the line. You create the hype—the hype creates a legend in SSX On Tour.
SSX On Tour, developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., is rated E10+ by the ESRB. SSX On Tour is available on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox® and Nintendo GameCube™ at an MSRP of $39.99 and on the PSP™ handheld system at an MSRP of $49.99. Screenshots can be found at www.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™, EA SPORTS™, EA SPORTS BIG™, and POGO™. 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.