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Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat GOLD

by Thomas on Jan. 26, 2002 @ 3:20 p.m. PST

Avast ye matey! Get to swabbing the poop deck, for Katerina de Leon, the beautiful heroine from Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat, will be arriving soon for PS2!

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Westwood's first action adventure game for the PS2 ships to stores in North America February 19

Westwood Studios(tm) announced today that its first action adventure game for the Sony(tm) PlayStation(tm) 2, Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat(tm), has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America February 19. Westwood is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electronic Arts(tm) (NASDAQ: ERTS).

Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat is Westwood's next-generation pirate game with epic ship battles and thrilling swordplay, starring Katerina de Leon, the Black Kat. Take to take to the high seas as Black Kat and master a dozen pirate ships from the simple gunboat to the massive power of a man o' war. Discover and explore increasingly dangerous and fantastic island worlds and develop Black Kat's swordplay skills to master the dagger, cutlass and saber to defeat evil pirate bands and loot their treasures.

"We've put a ton of fast, furious, and fantastical adventure into Pirates," said Loren Bryant, producer of Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat. "We're really pleased with the outcome, and can't wait for everyone to get their hands on the beautiful heroine Black Kat to see it for themselves."

Westwood is also developing Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat for the Microsoft(tm) Xbox(tm). That version will be released in the coming weeks.

Gamers can order Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat online at www.eastore.ea.com or call toll free at 877-EA GAMES (877-324-2637). It can also be ordered from Babbage's at www.gamestop.com and from Electronics Boutique at www.ebworld.com.

For more information about Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat visit www.westwood.com.

ABOUT WESTWOOD STUDIOS
Westwood StudiosTM is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood is the creator of the 15-million + selling Command & Conquer™ franchise that includes Command & Conquer™, Tiberian Sun™, and Red Alert™ 1 and 2. Westwood has also released award-winning titles such as Blade Runner™, Monopoly┬«, and the Lands of Lore series. Looking forward, Westwood is expanding to new franchises and genres with upcoming titles such as Command & Conquer Renegade™ and Earth and Beyond™ Online.

ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), 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 BIGTM, and EA.comSM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

Electronic Arts, Westwood Studios, Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat, Command & Conquer, Tiberian Sun, Red Alert, Blade Runner, Monopoly, Lands of Lore, Command & Conquer Renegade, Earth and Beyond, Westwood Online, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and EA GAMES are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. EA.COM is a service mark of EA.com Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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