A few EA WII launch titles

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Add two more titles to the Wii launch party as EA will have Madden FL 07 and Need for Speed Carbon out for the Nintendo Wii. I'm interested to see how the motion sensing controller handles Madden's FreeMotion. There are also some enhancements for the system such as new multiplayer mini games, new play calling system, and in game tutorials. The rumble feature seems to be touted in Need for Speed Carbon as it will allow you to feel the differences between the various cars.

EAs Madden NFL 07 and Need for Speed Carbon Available for Nintendos Wii on Launch Day

Top EA Titles Drive Gameplay Innovation and Set a New Standard for Interactive Fun

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that Madden NFL 07, the EA SPORTS best-selling football franchise with the exclusive videogame license of the NFL and PLAYERS INC, and Need for Speed Carbon, the latest iteration in the worlds most popular street racing franchise will be available with the Wii launch on November 19, 2006.

Both Madden NFL 07 and Need For Speed Carbon were able to really bring out the innovation in the new FreeMotion Controller on the Wii and will attract a whole new sector of gamers, said John Schappert, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EA Canada. We are honored to be a part of the launch of this new exciting platform and are inspired by the new creative ideas it will let us explore."

With the launch on the Wii, Madden NFL 07 takes advantage of the revolutionary controller design and all-new Madden FreeMotion controls to create a new controller-focused experience, bringing Maddens gameplay depth alive in a whole new and immersive way. Key Wii-only features for Madden NFL 07 include exclusive multiplayer mini games designed to support four player gameplay, new multiplayer enhancements including a multiplayer sprint, new play calling system designed for basic football fan knowledge, and Madden in-game tutorials that teach the users how to use new FreeMotion controls and allow users to practice within the game. Madden NFL 07 on Wii will also include the popular key features lead blocking control, NFL Superstar: Hall of Fame mode as well as all-new Highlight moves that allows you to run like the NFL players run.

In its 17th year and with more than 53 million copies sold life to date, Madden NFL Football continues to stand out as the most popular football videogame franchise of all time with a combination of innovative new features and the most authentic football gameplay. Madden NFL 07 for Wii is being developed by EA Canada and is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information check out www.madden07.com.

The battle starts on the streets of Palmont city, but is won in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you in the worlds most dangerous and adrenaline-filled forms of street racing. Need for Speed Carbon and the Wii introduce the world to a whole new way to play Need for Speed. Offering the classic Need for Speed controls and immersive gameplay experience, with the addition of the Wii's unique Remote style controller scheme takes Need for Speed Carbon gameplay to levels previously not possible. A simple yet intuitive control scheme using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, the player will instantly recognize and feel the physics differences between the 50 plus Muscle, Exotic, and Tuner cars, as they use their crew to win Canyon races, customize their cars using Autosculpt, and battle to take control of the streets of Palmont.

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