GUILDFORD, UK.– August 14, 2008– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today unveiled the complete music track listing for EA SPORTS™ FIFA 09, in stores from October 2nd. In a game already being heralded for its revolutionary gameplay enhancements, the new FIFA 09 soundtrack features 42 songs from 21 nations across multiple genres to create an unprecedented global music event.
In what has become an annual tradition, FIFA 09 features a handpicked roster of Platinum acts and new artists from around the world that defines the sound of the coming football season. This year’s soundtrack includes tracks from Scotland’s finest, The Fratellis, and Irish trio, The Script– currently on course for the number 1 slot in this week’s UK album charts. Other UK highlights come from pop sensations The Ting Tings, Kasabian, The Kooks, Foals and Duffy.
“We have exceeded our annual challenge to create videogames’ preeminent international soundtrack,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA.“No other game has been as influential with regards to new music, and FIFA 09 truly raises the bar worldwide. We’re excited that Brazilian fans of Curumin will hear Spain’s The Pinker Tones and Norway’s Datarock. We’re proud that Canadians who love Chromeo will discover Ladytron from England and Junkie XL from Holland. We want fans throughout France, Mexico and Germany to find that their favourite new song is by Señor Flavio from Argentina, DJ Bitman from Chile or Jupiter One from New York. FIFA 09 will take music globalization to a whole new level.”
The complete in-game soundtrack for FIFA 09 includes:
|Caesar Palace||1ne||Italy||Dogs from V-Gas|
|Chromeo||Bonafied Lovin' (Yuksek Remix)||Canada||Fancy Footwork: Deluxe Edition|
|Curumin||Magrela||Brazil||Japan Pop Show|
|Cut Copy||Lights And Music||Australia||In Ghost Colours|
|Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley||Something For You (One Loaf Of Bread)||Jamaica|
|DJ Bitman||Me Gustan||Chile||Latin Bitman|
|Gonzales||Working Together (Boys Noize Remix)||France||Soft Power|
|Hot Chip||Ready For The Floor (Soulwax Remix)||England||Made In The Dark|
|Jakobinarina||I'm A Villain||Iceland||First Crusade|
|Junkie XL feat. Electrocute||Mad Pursuit||Holland||Booming Back At You|
|Jupiter One||Platform Moon||USA||Jupiter One|
|Lykke Li||I'm Good I'm Gone||Sweden||Youth Novels|
|My Federation||What Gods Are These||England||Don't Wanna Die|
|Najwajean||Drive Me||Spain||Till It Breaks|
|Plastilina Mosh||Let U Know||Mexico||All U Need Is Mosh|
|Reverend And The Makers||Open Your Window||England||The State Of Things|
|Sam Sparro||Black&Gold||USA||Sam Sparro|
|Señor Flavio||Lo Mejor Del Mundo||Argentina||Supersaund 2012|
|The Airborne Toxic Event||Gasoline||USA||The Airborne Toxic Event|
|The Black Kids||I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix)||USA||I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You|
|The Bloody Beetroots||Butter||Italy|
|The Fratellis||Tell Me A Lie||Scotland||Here We Stand|
|The Heavy||That Kind Of Man||England||Great Vengeance And Furious Fire|
|The Kissaway Trail||61||Denmark||The Kissaway Trail|
|The Kooks||Always Where I Need To Be||England||Konk|
|The Pinker Tones||The Whistling Song||Spain||Wild Animals|
|The Script||The End Where I Begin||Ireland||The Script|
|The Ting Tings||Keep Your Head||England||We Started Nothing|
|The Veronicas||Untouched||Australia||Hook Me Up|
|The Whip||Muzzle #1||England||X Marks Destination|
|Tom Jones||Feels Like Music (Junkie XL Remix)||Wales|
This year EA SPORTS™ is changing the way sports games are played online, enabling 20 individuals playing fixed positions to play a single game of FIFA 09 at the same time. Instead of thinking as an individual player, now the gamer has to think and play as a team in Be A Pro: 10 vs. 10 Online Team Play for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360®™ video game and entertainment system.
Developed in Burnaby, B.C., by EA Canada, FIFA 09 is localized into 18 languages and sold in 37 countries–- it is the most popular franchise globally for EA SPORTS. FIFA Soccer 09 will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360®™, Wii™, PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and mobile. It is rated“E” for everyone by ESRB and it has not yet been rated by PEGI.
About Electronic Arts
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