Redwood City, Calif., October 28, 2004 Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Snoop Dogg's remix of The Doors' legendary rock song, 'Riders On The Storm,' will be available exclusively in Need for Speed Underground 2 shipping on November 15, 2004. The in-game soundtrack shifts seamlessly from rock to hip hop to techno with 26 additional hit songs, allowing players to race in style with the hottest tunes as they immerse themselves in the underground tuner culture.
The songs in the game have been selected by EA TRAX - the music initiative that EA debuted in 2001. The program is dedicated to bringing gamers today's best music through EA's videogames.
"This is one of the most exciting announcements in music this summer. Bringing together the haunting vocals of Jim Morrison and the timeless music of The Doors with the cool energy of Snoop Dogg is revolutionary. And if you want to hear the song... forget radio, forget CDs it's ONLY in the game," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Audio at EA.
In addition to the remix song from Snoop Dogg featuring The Doors, Need for Speed Underground 2 boasts an exclusive track from Capone, as well as new music from Chingy, Mudvayne, Terror Squad, Xzibit and Queens of the Stone Age. Rounding out the line-up are new tunes from Felix da Housecat, Helmet, Killing Joke, Sly Boogy, Snapcase, The Bronx and Unwritten Law that'll set the stage, and the streets on fire. The complete in-game soundtrack includes:
- FREELAND, Mind Killer (Jagz Kooner Remix)
- Capone, I Need Speed
- Chingy, I Do
- Christopher Lawrence, Rush Hour
- Cirrus, Back on a Mission
- Felix Da Housecat, Rocket Ride (Soulwax Remix)
- Fluke, Switch/Twitch
- Helmet, Crashing Foreign Cars
- Killradio, Scavenger
- Killing Joke, The Death & Resurrection Show
- Ministry, No W
- Mudvayne, Determined
- Paul Van Dyk, Nothing But You (Cirrus Remix)
- Queens of the Stone Age, In My Head
- Rise Against, Give it All
- Septembre, I am Weightless
- Skindred, Nobody
- Sly Boogy, That'z My Name
- Sin, Hard EBM
- Snapcase, Skeptic
- Snoop Dogg feat. the Doors, Riders On The Storm (Fredwreck Remix)
- Sonic Animation, E-Ville
- Spiderbait, Black Betty
- Terror Squad, Lean Back
- The Bronx, Notice of Eviction
- Unwritten Law, The Celebration Song
- Xzibit, LAX
Developed in Vancouver, BC at EA Canada, Need for Speed Underground 2 unleashes players in the living, breathing underground world of street racing and tuner culture. Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city with five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. Deep new performance tuning allows gamers to fine-tune every aspect of their ride's handling and performance, while hundreds of new visual customizations guarantee players can create their own personalized and totally unique car delivering the most authentic tuner experience ever.
The game will be available under the EA GAMES brand on November 15, 2004 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube, PC-CD and Game Boy Advance.
For more information about Need for Speed Underground 2, please visit www.needforspeed.com
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion for fiscal 2004. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. In 2003, EA had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES and EA SPORTS BIG. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
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