03:22 PM - September 6, 2006 by Steve_OS
NASCAR® by EA SPORTS™ Ships on the PSP® System for the First Time
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 6, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that NASCAR 07® by EA SPORTS™ has shipped and is available at retail stores. The game is available on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and NASCAR® will also be available on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Racing against a full field of 43 competitors, drivers will experience real-word adrenaline as they maneuver their way around the track, hitting speeds of more than 180 mph.
NASCAR 07 allows players to drive with confidence by building up the all-new Adrenaline Meter by surviving some of the most dangerous situations in racing. Through improved car handling, players can adjust their car with a user-friendly sliding scale and gain complete control behind the wheel. All-new driver ratings give players the opportunity to compete against a wide range of drivers with specific attributes, allowing them to have a unique experience on the track every time.
Players can push their car to the limit as all-new effects - from screen blurring to camera shaking - highlight every detail of the action. Get a NASCAR 101 racing education in a one-on-one tutorial from Kenny Wallace, then select your favorite driver and invest skill points to reach the pinnacle of the sport: The NEXTEL Cup Series championship.
NASCAR 07 will be in stores starting September 8th and is rated “E” for (Everyone) by the ESRB.
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 SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), which began in 1948, is the sanctioning body for one of America’s premier sports. NASCAR is the No. 1 spectator sport – holding 17 of the top 20 attended sporting events in the U.S., the No. 2-rated regular season sport on television with broadcasts in more than 150 countries, and has 75 million fans that purchase more than $2.1 billion in annual licensed product sales. These fans are the most brand loyal in all of sports and as a result, more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three major national series (NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) as well as eight regional tours and one local grassroots series. NASCAR sanctions 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 35 states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, NASCAR has offices in Bentonville (Ark.), Charlotte, Concord (N.C.), Conover (N.C.), Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Toronto.
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