Electronic Arts and Nintendo have today announced that they will be collaborating on a number of future EA games that will take advantage of the connectivity features of Nintendo's GameCube and Game Boy Advance. According to today's press release, the creative effort will be led by EA, but the company will benefit from input provided by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto. FIFA 2004, Madden NFL 2004, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 will be the first three Nintendo games from EA to feature connectivity, although it's not yet clear in what ways it will be implemented.
"The Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance link up to bring gamers enhanced gameplay, and [the connectivity feature] allows developers to stretch their creativity in unique and original ways," said David Gosen, managing director, Nintendo of Europe. "This alliance with EA will build this connectivity into some of the world's most popular entertainment franchises and demonstrates EA's commitment to Nintendo."
We'll bring you more information on the ways in which Electronic Arts will be taking advantage of the GameCube-GBA connectivity as soon as it becomes available.