Chertsey, Surrey– December 5, 2007– Do you have what it takes to be a ninja? Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced it has teamed with Nunchuck Games Inc. to co-publish the unique action party game, Ninja Reflex™ for the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in March 2008. The game is being developed by Sanzaru Games and will be co-published in North America and Europe by EA Partners (EAP) and Nunchuck Games.
Ninja Reflex uses a series of martial arts challenges to test gamers’ reflexes and measure their reaction times with millisecond precision. As players develop their ninja skills, they will strive to earn a black belt from their own personal Sensei. Players can also compete for ninja supremacy against their friends in fierce multiplayer battles with up to four players.
“Ninja Reflex channels the accessible multiplayer fun of Wii Sports and the self-improvement aspect of Brain Age into a martial arts universe that is ideally suited for the Wii and Nintendo DS,” said David Luntz, President and CEO of Nunchuck Games.“Nunchuck Games is thrilled to team up with EA Partners to bring Ninja Reflex to gamers everywhere.”
“Ninja Reflex trains players to be better gamers by sharpening their speed and skill, and is exactly the kind of unique concept and creative design that EAP helps bring to market on a global stage,” said David DeMartini, Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners.“EA Partners brings the same publishing resources to bear for up-and-coming partners like Nunchuck Games as it does for legendary teams like Valve and Harmonix, helping foster the independent game development community by giving studios of all sizes a chance to publish their games around the world.”
Nunchuck Games was founded in 2006 by industry veteran David Luntz, who had previously been the founder of Z-Axis Studios.
More information about Ninja Reflex is available at www.ninjareflex.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 video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press.
About Nunchuck Games and Sanzaru Games
Nunchuck Games is a small company with a big mission: to shepherd the creation of breakthrough franchises for the console gaming market. Nunchuck selected studio Sanzaru Games to be the developer of Ninja Reflex. Both companies are founded by industry veterans who have delivered multiple platinum-selling games. Nunchuck and Sanzaru are based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S and/or other countries. Ninja Reflex is TM and© 2007 Nunchuck Games Inc. All rights reserved. Nunchuck Games is a trademark of Nunchuck Games Inc. Sanzaru Games is a trademark of Sanzaru Games Inc. Nintendo DS and Wii are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.