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New details of EA's upcoming NDS titles
EA offers additional information about Madden NFL 2005, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf, and The Urbz.

by | October 11, 2004

Electronic Arts today revealed additional details of its forthcoming titles for the Nintendo DS. The company’s first offering will consist of Madden NFL 2005, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf, and The Urbz: Sims in the City. Below you’ll find the official announcement which went across the wire earlier today:

Madden NFL 2005 is the deepest and most authentic handheld sports game ever. Taking advantage of the unique Nintendo DS hardware feature set, Madden NFL 2005 gives players unprecedented control during gameplay. Gamers can now use the Nintendo DS touch screen to call plays, utilize the kick meter and select audibles at the line of scrimmage. The second screen also is home to Field Radar, which allows gamers to see where all 22 players are on the field while staying in the heart of the action on the other screen. Madden NFL 2005 breaks new ground by allowing players to go head-to-head in Madden NFL 2005 via wireless play. The game delivers unprecedented 3D graphics while featuring authentic NFL uniforms for all 32 NFL teams and player portraits for each NFL player. With a full season mode and fun game modes such as Situation Mode and 2-Minute Drill, Madden NFL 2005 for the Nintendo DS delivers its signature level of depth in the palm of your hand.

Developed at EA Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® on the Nintendo DS retains the hallmarks of the series including legendary courses and world-class golfing. As with the hit version that inspired it, players will take on Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Jack Nicklaus and other golfing greats from past & present. Players create their golfer, develop their skills and step on to the green to challenge the masters on some of the world’s top courses including five licensed and one fantasy courses from the Tiger Woods series. However, unlike any past iteration, this innovative version of the game allows players to utilize touch screen technology to command control of their swing and position their shots like a pro. When they feel truly confident, players can fire up the multiplayer component to challenge up to four friends in wi-fi networked play. Then, see who’s the real master.

A spin-off of The Sims, the most successful PC Game of all time The Urbz: Sims in the City is being developed in Redwood City by the EA Maxis Studio in conjunction with Griptonite Games. Urbz aren’t typical Sims; they have a completely new look, attitude and outlook on life. Roaming through the rough-and-tumble city streets, Urbz are all about their friends, their pets and building their reputation. This highly-anticipated title will benefit from the unique Nintendo DS capabilities by offering players a touch-screen input and a multitude of in-game features that are not available in any other version of the game. Exclusive features for the Nintendo DS include 24 objects, a unique touch-screen menu system, 5 minigames, 7 characters and 5 pet species that players can create with the special in-game ‘gene manipulator’. Madden NFL 2005 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Golf are rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will ship under the EA SPORTS brand. The Urbz: Sims in the City is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will released under the EA GAMES brand. These three titles will be available when the Nintendo DS launches. Rounding out EA’s line-up of Nintendo DS titles are GoldenEye: Rogue Agent and Need For Speed Underground which will ship in the months following launch

EA also noted that gamers can expect to see GoldenEye: Rogue Agent and Need for Speed Underground released for the Nintendo DS a few months shortly after its launch.

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