FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 UPD
Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music at EA commented, "TheFIFA World Cup is the most exhilarating, action-packed and emotionalsports event in the world. No matter where you are -- London, Munich,Sao Paolo or Tokyo -- unforgettable songs pulsate through thestadiums, flood the streets and fill your heart. That is the spiritthat we wanted to capture for the in-game soundtrack in 2006 FIFAWorld Cup. We have assembled an unparalleled collection ofexhilarating music from around the world that guarantees there'ssomething for everyone."
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006
Through mass exposure to soccer fans, the following 35 songs willbecome synonymous with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany worldwide. Thisone-of-a-kind mix of music is available exclusively atwww.ea.com/2006fifaworldcup. Soccer, videogame and music fans canvisit the site to listen to streaming music clips, learn more aboutthe bands and get details about the videogame.
2006 FIFA World Cup from EA Sports is the official game of the FIFA international world cup. Players can steer their team from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the tournament's final in Germany. Users can also test their playing ability and in-game skills in Global Challenge, a series of historic scenarios recreated with modern teams, overturn past defeats in key FIFA World Cup moments and reshape your teams' history.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup mode is a recreation of the real international world cup tournament. Players take their team all the way through qualifying from one of the six zones (Africa, Asia, Europe, North, Central America & Caribbean, Oceania and South America) or simply choose to play the game with all the officially qualified teams. As you travel through Europe playing in the tournament, users fill their virtual passport with stamps to celebrate their victories.
CHERTSEY, England. - March 1, 2006 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) will celebrate the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM - the world's largest sporting event - with the launch of 2006 FIFA World CupTM, the event's only officially licensed videogame. The videogame will ship on all platforms including Xbox 360TM in April 2006 in anticipation of the real-world tournament which begins in June.
2006 FIFA World Cup, under the EA SPORTSTM brand, will feature stunning visual representations of the world's superstar players, 12 official stadiums that will be used at 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers will be able to play as their favorite team from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the tournament in Germany.
"The FIFA World Cup will be the single most watched sporting event by a worldwide television audience, bringing together football fans from around the world," said Joe Nickolls, lead producer of the game. "Our game, 2006 FIFA World Cup celebrates this passion by capturing all of the national rivalries in-game, enabling fans to play their heroes and be a part of 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany."
With enhanced player animations, EA SPORTS has emulated close to 100 of the world's superstars, capturing their playing styles and individual likenesses. In addition to enabling gamers to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany by taking control of one of 127 national teams, the game features new compelling modes of play, including the groundbreaking Global Challenge that will test even the most hardcore football fan by recreating classic moments in FIFA World CupTM history. Furthermore, the game supports up to eight-way multiplayer matches and boasts a plethora of in-game unlockable content such as legendary players and exclusive apparel.
The last time they became world champions was in 2006 when the marquee event was held in Germany. They defeated Zinedine Zidane's France in the final in a tiebreaker after the two teams were locked at 1-1 following 120 minutes of football.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament.
RESTON, VA, May 30, 2006 -- comScore Networks, the leader indigital media measurement, today announced the results of an analysis of theworldwide online audience for the official World Cup soccer tournament Web sitehosted by Yahoo! at fifaworldcup.yahoo.com. During April, comScore recorded 5.7 million unique visitors to the site,up 35 percent from 4.2 million in March. The tournament is not set to begin until June 9 in Germany. 041b061a72