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Shockey, Xzibit to Grace Cover of NFL Street 2

by Jonathan Metts - November 17, 2004, 9:40 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Hey, whatever helps X to the Z sell more records.

EA Announces NFL STREET 2 Cover Features Jeremy Shockey and Hip-Hop Artist, Xzibit

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2004--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that All-pro New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey and hip hop artist Xzibit will share the cover of NFL STREET 2 from the EA SPORTS BIG™ brand. Both will serve as spokesmen for the title, due in stores on December 26. The original NFL STREET debuted in January 2004 and sold over a million copies.

"If it wasn't for the kind of street football played in NFL STREET 2, I would not be where I am today," said Shockey. "This is how most NFL players started their careers and now you can play at a new level, an-all new high flying football game with incredible wall moves and new modes like Crush the Carrier and Jump Ball Battle."

Shockey, a top round draft pick out of the University of Miami (Fla.), has been to the Pro Bowl every year since he came into the NFL in 2002. For the first time on an EA sports video game title he is joined on the cover by a music artist, Xzibit, who not only has five best-selling albums, but hosts top-rated "Pimp My Ride" on MTV. As an exciting new character in the game, Xzibit teaches you the rules of the street and provided extensive voiceover work for the game. Xzibit's scorching new album, "Weapons Of Mass Destruction," drops Tuesday, December 14.

NFL STREET 2 adds a whole new dimension to gameplay with wall moves and high flying football this year. Now for the first time, receivers can run off the walls, change passing lanes by running the QB up a building, and take advantage of eye-popping wall jukes and all-new hurdles. Players will descend on Bay City's 10 new environments in an all-new persistent world to build their teams, their reps, and their battle plans one field at a time. Once you own the walls, you will own the city.

NFL STREET 2, which is being developed by EA Tiburon, will be in stores on December 26 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube™. It is rated E for Everyone with descriptor of Mild Violence by the ESRB. Online(a) gamers will enjoy enhanced features on the PlayStation 2 console and for the first time, Xbox Live™ Support. The official website is www.nflstreet2.com.

Talkback

Infernal MonkeyNovember 17, 2004

Cool, I've never heard of Shockey or Xzibit (imagine people trying to call out his name, oh my). But if they're popular, I'll buy eight! Anybody remember when EA Big games were actually worth getting excited about? Yeah, I do!

nickmitchNovember 18, 2004

You can see Xzibit on "Pimp My Ride" an MTV show where they spend a small fourtune tricking out an extremely crappy car.

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