<strong>PRESS RELEASE: NEED FOR SPEED NITRO GOES GOLD</strong>
This Holiday's Hottest Arcade Racer Speeds to Retailers Powered by an Electrifying International Soundtrack
GUILDFORD, UK â€“ October 19, 2009 â€“ Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the award-winning Need for Speedâ„¢ NITRO has gone gold and will be in stores early, arriving to retailers on November 6th in the UK. Developed specifically for the Wii and Nintendo DS, Need for Speed NITRO captures the fun and exhilaration of arcade racing, thrusting players into a world of blazing speed where they must dominate the competition at 200mph. Complementing the thrilling gameplay is an adrenaline-charged soundtrack that features songs from some of the worldâ€™s most celebrated and innovative artists including k-os, Placebo and Crystal Method.
â€œThis soundtrack musically exemplifies the intensity, attitude and adrenaline of Need for Speed NITROâ€ said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA. â€œThis energetic collection of rock, electronic and hip hop, matches the incredible speed and intensity of a game experience players will never forget.â€
â€œOur vision was to create something unique on the Nintendo platforms,â€ said Senior Producer Joe Booth. â€œNeed for Speed NITRO combines the franchiseâ€™s trademark attitude, sense of speed and addictive gameplay with the approachability and pick up and play of Nintendo.â€
Need for Speed NITRO delivers the thrill of high-speed racing to all types of gamers with exciting gameplay, accessible controls, and competitive multiplayer events. Recently crowned IGNâ€™s Best Racing Game on the Wiiâ„¢ and Nintendo DSâ„¢ at this yearâ€™s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Need for Speed NITRO is one of this holiday's most fun and exciting arcade racers.
The complete soundtrack is listed below. To hear samplings of each song, please visit www.ea.com/eatrax/
Alex Metric - What Now
Bloody Beetroots feat. Cool Kids - Awesome
Crookers feat. Wiley and Thomas Jules - Business Man
Crystal Method feat. LMFAO - Sine Language
Danko Jones - Code Of The Road
Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden - Bonkers
Drumagik - Make It Rock
Earl Greyhound - Oye Vaya
edIT feat. Wale and Treâ€™ - Freaxxx
Evil 9 feat. El-P - All The Cash (Alex Metric Remix)
Hollywood Holt - Can't Stop
k-os - FUN!
Lady Sovereign - I Got You Dancing
Major Lazer feat. Mr.Lex & Santigold Hold - The Line
Matt & Kim - Daylight (Troublemaker Remix)
Mickey Factz - Yeah Yeah
Pint Shot Riot - Not Thinking Straight
Placebo - Breathe Under Water
Rise Against - Kotov Syndrome
Roots Manuva - Buff Nuff
Rye Rye - Hardcore Girls
Street Sweeper Social Club - Fight! Smash! Win!
Taking Back Sunday - Lonely Lonely
The Enemy - No Time For Tears
The Gay Blades - O Shot (Dmerit Remix)
Two Fingers feat. Sway - Jewels And Gems
Developed by EA Montreal, Need for Speed NITRO is available on the Wii and Nintendo DS and is rated 7+ by PEGI.