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Bond Ships to Stores

November 26, 2002, 8:46 am EST
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James Bond 007: NightFire should be available today at your local retailer.

EA DEPLOYS HIGHLY – ANTICIPATED JAMES BOND 007: NIGHTFIRE

New Title Delivers The Most Complete Bond Game Ever on Multiple Platforms!

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 25, 2002 – Take James Bond higher and deeper than ever before. EA announces that it has released the new James Bond game that delivers a complete 007 experience filled with action-packed excitement and intrigue that leaves players shaken... and stirred! James Bond 007: NightFireTM takes Bond fans higher and deeper than any previous Bond game with intense, action-packed gameplay on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCubeTM and XboxTM video game system from Microsoft. The PC version will ship the following week starting on November 29th.

NightFire offers a deep and rich gameplay experience that epitomizes the Bond universe. The game features an original single player storyline – written exclusively for NightFire and borrowing from the rich 007-legacy that spans 40 years. As Bond, players operate in the snow capped Austrian Alps and the far reaches of outer space as well as underwater in the depths of the South Pacific to defeat the evil criminal mastermind Rafael Drake, the popular head of a supposedly benign environmental organization who secretly is bent on world domination.

NightFire features a large variety of missions filled with furious action and stealth, gorgeous women, exotic locales, and sophisticated spy-craft gadgetry that Bond fans expect. Adding to the legacy is the invovlement of actor Pierce Brosnan via cyberscan process for the James Bond character. The game also offers a large cast of villains and allies, both new and familiar to the Bond universe.

Each of the platforms contains unique features catering to that platform's audience. For example, the console versions feature exclusive driving levels - developed by the award winning team behind the Need For Speed racing games - that feature an array of 007-inspired exotic vehicles, including the Aston Martin VanquishTM, equipped with weapons and gadgets. The PC game offers exclusive single player levels for extended excitement and robust multi-player support online.

James Bond 007: NightFire was produced by EA. UK based Eurocom Entertainment Software and EA developed the console versions. Gearbox Software, based in Dallas, TX, developed the PC version. EA will publish and distribute the game worldwide under the EA GAMESTM brand. For more information on NightFire, visit EA's official site at www.007.ea.com.

James Bond was first introduced to movie audiences in 1962 when Danjaq, LLC and United Artists, released Dr. No. The 20th film in the franchise, Die Another Day, is currently in production and scheduled to debut nationwide on November 22, 2002. More information about the films can be found on the official James Bond Web site from MGM at: www.jamesbond.com, or at the Danjaq site at: www.007.com.

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