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EA and Minstry Of Sound Announcement

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2001 @ 11:35 p.m. PDT

Electronic Arts and Ministry of Sound, the world’s largest producer of dance music including house, garage, trance, chillout and commercial, announced today that Ministry of Sound Recordings will provide ten tracks for FIFA Football 2002 and 2002 FIFA World Cup, the all-time best selling interactive sports franchise in the world. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Our consumers are massive fans of Ministry of Sound series so having them provide the feature music for FIFA Football 2002 is very exciting for us,” said Chris Taylor, sound artist for EA SPORTS. “Music fans worldwide can now experience the sound of 30,000 screaming soccer fans chanting to the beats of Ministry of Sound dance tracks in FIFA Football 2002.”

The 10 tracks included in FIFA FOOTBALL 2002 include: “Never Gonna Come Back Down, (Hybrid’s Echoplex Dub)” by BT, “Energy Flow” by Vitae, “First Snow” by Issi Noho, “Tenshi,” by Gouryella, “Overdrive” by Sandy v Housetrap, “Stop and Panic” by Cirrus, “Repeat the Sequence” by The Edison Factor, “Das Glockenspiel” by Schiller, “The Bells” by Terpsichord, and R4’s “Revolution.”

EA SPORTS FIFA Series has established itself as not only the all-time best selling sports interactive franchise in the world, but also as a vehicle for top artists to bring their music to a cutting edge medium. Past artists who have provided lead tracks in FIFA games are Moby and his “Bodyrock” remix from the hit album PLAY in FIFA 2001 ™, Robbie Williams’ “It’s Only Us” in FIFA 2000, Fat Boy Slim’s “The Rockafeller Skank” in FIFA 99, Chumbawamba’s “Tub Thumpin’” in World Cup 98, and Blur’s “Song 2” in Road To World Cup.

“As a record company and music publisher, we are always looking for ways to get our music distributed, beyond the straight performance and sale of records,” said Tony Moss, publishing manager of Ministry of Sound. “Video games give us an important platform for dance music to be heard across the globe. And, our producers and writers have consoles and love the idea of being involved!”

FIFA Football 2002, including licensed Ministry of Sound tracks and re-invented gameplay will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in November. Prior to that FIFA Football 2002 will be available for the PlayStation® console and PC-CD in late October. For more information about FIFA Football 2002 go HERE.

ABOUT MINISTRY OF SOUND

Ministry of Sound – the club – opened in London in September 1991 and has since established a cult following among clubbers worldwide. The club’s success has been built on the very high quality of its music programming and promotion, its world-renowned custom-built sound system and the distinctive Ministry of Sound logo. Since clubbing has developed from an underground movement to a mainstream activity influencing the music preferences, style and attitudes of young people, Ministry of Sound has emerged as the unifier of this culture and is now an internationally recognised youth brand.

ABOUT FIFA FOOTBALL 2002

FIFA has fired its most powerful shot and created the most complete sports game ever – FIFA FOOTBALL 2002. FIFA Football 2002 enters a new era with major gameplay advances that include all new passing and tackling systems. Create your own leagues, teams and players– making it the most user-friendly FIFA ever. The world is watching — it’s up to you to bring your team the prestige and glory as you attempt to qualify for the World Cup in World Cup Qualification mode. Keeping your team in championship form on the pitch won’t be easy.

ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS

Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EA GAMESTM, EA SPORTS BIG™ and EA.COMSM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet.

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