Electronic Arts to Develop 10 Titles for Nintendo's GameCube9 May, 2001 By: Hive News
Leading independent video game software publisher and developer Electronic Arts said Wednesday that it will bring its powerful portfolio of game titles, including Madden NFL 2002, to Nintendo GameCube, a new video game console system due in November.
EA's worldwide studios have plans for 10 Nintendo GameCube titles.
Some EA titles in development for the Nintendo GameCube include SSX Snowboarding, NBA Street Basketball, from EA Sports Big, and best-selling FIFA Soccer. Madden NFL 2002 will be featured in EA's booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 17. Last year, Madden NFL 2001 was the top-selling sports video game.
"EA takes a systematic approach to evaluating new hardware platforms, and we're very excited about the potential for the Nintendo GameCube," said Larry Probst, EA's chairman and c.e.o. "Nintendo has a proven track record in the areas of vision, innovation and execution that positions the Nintendo GameCube to be a major force in the industry."
Nintendo of America president Minoru Arakawa says, "Electronic Arts is one of the world's best developers. We're thrilled to have the variety of games they are creating for the Nintendo GameCube, especially the sports games which appeal so well to the teen and older players."
Nintendo GameCube will launch in Japan in September 2001 and in North America in November 2001.