EA Teams Up With Top Comic Book Talent Including Mark Millar And Terry Dodson On Marvel Nemesis

by Jay Cochran
July 25, 2005

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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2005--At Comic-con 2005, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that acclaimed comic writer, Mark Millar, and artist, Terry Dodson, will be joining the roster of top comic book talent, including Jae Lee, on the development of Marvel Nemesis(TM): Rise of the Imperfects(TM). Set to release this fall, the game features multiple Super Heroes(TM) from the Marvel Universe as well as a new set of characters created by EA called, "The Imperfects(TM)."

Millar's past works include the hit Marvel Comics' series, Ultimate X-Men, The Ultimates, and Ultimate Fantastic Four, the highest-selling comic launches in the year they were released. He is also currently working on two major screenplays. EA is working closely with Millar to create the back-stories for the new family of Super Heroes as well as the story-line for the single player mode in the game.

"It's been an incredible experience to see this new family of Super Heroes come to life from initial stages of character development to the videogame screen," said Millar. "Videogames are not all about mashing buttons anymore; they're filled with intriguing stories and memorable characters. I'm thrilled to be a part of this project."

Dodson's credits include Marvel's X-Force, House of M and Marvel Knights Spider-Man. Exclusive to the PSP version of Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, Dodson has helped with the character concept designs of the Marvel Super Heroes appearing in the game including Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America. Captain America will be an exclusive character only available for the PSP. Dodson is also working on the front-end interface for the PSP version.

Jae Lee is lending his artistic talents on Marvel character concept designs and the game interface for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R) videogame system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube(TM) versions. Lee has illustrated high-profile comic titles including Spider-Man, Uncanny X-men, and X-Factor.

Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects is being produced at EA Canada and developed by Nihilistic Software. For more information on the game, please visit: www.marvelnemesis.ea.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS BIG(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at https://info.ea.com.

Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, POGO and Imperfects and Rise of the Imperfects are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. PlayStation is a registered trademark and PSP is a trademark of SCEI. Nintendo GameCube is a trademark of Nintendo. Microsoft and Xbox are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

MARVEL, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects Ultimate X-Men, The Ultimates, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Captain America, X-Force, House of M, X-Factor and all related Marvel characters are (C) and trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. Copyright (C) 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com.

Super Hero (es) is co-owned registered trademark.


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