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'NBA Street Showdown' and 'FIFA Soccer' (PSP) Rush to Stores

by Judy on April 25, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT

Electronic Arts today announced the release of NBA STREET Showdown and FIFA Soccer for the PSP. Now, right in the palm of their hands, players can experience the graphics, new game modes, and Wi-Fi multiplayer of both EA franchises.

"We are thrilled to bring both NBA STREET and FIFA franchises to the PSP platform which now offers players an uncompromising gaming experience on the go," said Warren Wall, VP and Executive Producer at EA Canada. "These titles, along with the rest of the EA's PSP launch line-up, prove that EA is committed to delivering first-rate entertainment in the palm of your hand."

Developed specifically for the new PSP platform, NBA STREET Showdown and FIFA Soccer are full of exciting and original game modes that can be enjoyed in single player, turn-based Party Play, or in wireless head-to-head multiplayer. Players can explore the jam-packed unique content starting with a variety of mini-games or rock out to tunes using EA POCKET TRAX, the built in media player! This unique feature allows gamers to effortlessly transform their PSP into a portable and stylish music player featuring each title's hot soundtrack. FIFA Soccer also offers players the capability to watch music videos when not hooked on playing the game.

Players can take their skills to a new level and challenge the greatest basketball icons to ever hit the court in NBA STREET Showdown. Tipping off against the greatest old-school legends and today's hottest players, gamers can rise above the rim with bigger-than-life moves and defeat the best the streets have to offer with an arsenal of dunks, passes, dribbles, and tricks.

Boasting unprecedented visual and audio features, a deep selection of advanced controls, and more than 350 official team and league licenses, FIFA Soccer delivers console quality gaming on the PSP. Players can battle their way through Season and Tournament play or replay famous games and fight their way out of preset matches in the Challenges mode. FIFA Soccer is a complete, authentic, and intelligent soccer experience for the PSP.

NBA STREET Showdown and FIFA Soccer were developed by EA Canada. Both games are rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and are available at an MSRP of $49.99. EA shipped three additional PSP titles last month including Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, Need for Speed Underground Rivals, and NFL STREET 2: Unleashed also rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and available at an MSRP of $49.99.

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