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James Bond 007: Nightfire Explodes Into Nz Stores


James Bond 007: Nightfire Explodes Into Nz Stores

Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, has announced the availability of 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: NightFire takes Bond fans higher and deeper than any previous Bond game with intense, action-packed gameplay on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube and Xbox video game system from Microsoft.

NightFire offers a deep and rich gameplay experience that epitomises 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 organisation who is secretly 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 involvement 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 Vanquish, 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 GAMES brand. James Bond 007:NightFire will have a "M15+" rating and RRP of $129.95. 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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** About MGM Interactive MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM), manages business development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. MGM Interactive's upcoming games include this fall's latest installment to the James Bond videogame franchise, James Bond 007: NightFire, from Electronic Arts,; Rocky, from U.K.-based Rage, based on the unforgettable Academy Award-winning film; The Great Escape, from SCi, derived from the action-packed cult classic; and The Pink Panther, which casts the world's coolest cat in all-new games from France-based CRYO. For more information about MGM, visit MGM Online at http://www.mgm.com.

** About Eon Productions/Danjaq, LLC Eon Productions/Danjaq, LLC is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced nineteen James Bond films since 1962. The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World Is Not Enough produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Eon Productions is currently in production of the twentieth James Bond Film, Die Another Day, which is due for release in the UK in November 2002. Eon Productions and Danjaq, LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.

** About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts (EA) posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, EA GAMES and EA.COMSM.

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