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Dead Space 3 Launches Today to Global Critical Acclaim – Heralded as One of the Best Games of This Generation

  Dead Space 3 Launches Today to Global Critical Acclaim – Heralded as One of
  the Best Games of This Generation

EA and Visceral Games Announce Spine-Tingling Downloadable Content Pack: Dead
                               Space 3 Awakened

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- February 5, 2013

The tense, frightening and action-packed fight against the Necromorphs returns
– but this time gamers don’t have to go at it alone! Visceral Games™, an
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced that Dead Space™ 3,
the first big entertainment blockbuster of 2013, is now available at retail
stores in North America and on Origin.com. Heralded by more than 30 press
outlets including USA Today, Forbes, NBC News and IGN as one of the most
anticipated games of 2013, Dead Space 3 introduces an innovative
drop-in/drop-out feature, all-new weapon crafting system and takes players on
a thrilling ride through the terrors that lie hidden in deep space and the
unforgiving ice planet of Tau Volantis. Dead Space 3 is an International hit
having received a 9.0 from Multiplayer.it in Italy, 9.0 from AusGamers in
Australia, 8.8 from 3DJuegos.com in Spain and a 9.75 from Game Informer
magazine in North America. As a result of these four, the game  is launching
with an average score of 91, and being raved by Game Informer magazine who
said Dead Space 3, “[is] one of the best games of this generation.”

Visceral Games also announced today that gamers can extend this brutal
adventure in March with Dead Space™ 3 Awakened, an all-new digital download
pack. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, players will experience the franchise’s
darkest chapters as the Necromorph battles become even more gruesome and
terrifying than ever before. The pack will be available in March on the
PlayStation®Network and PC via Origin.com for $9.99 and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace
for 800 MS Points.

“With Dead Space 3 our goal was to evolve the franchise bringing in innovative
new features like drop-in/drop-out co-op, weapon crafting, and an engaging
atmosphere while still retaining the incredible suspense, horror, action and
sound that the series is known for,” said Steve Papoutsis, Vice President and
General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer on Dead Space 3.
“Gamers are going to be thrown in and out of space, taken to a violent new ice
planet and allowed to explore several different abandoned spaceships and
caves. But we’re not stopping there. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, gamers  will
experience some of the most disturbing content they have ever seen in a Dead
Space game – they are going to love it.”

Dead Space 3 takes players to the edge of the psyche on a suspense-filled
expedition to uncover the secret of the Necromorph infestation and unravel the
mystery behind the mysterious Markers. For the first time in the franchise,
players can choose to experience this  alone or with a friend using the fully
integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op feature. In co-op, players take on the role
of Sergeant John Carver – a merciless soldier who lost his family to the
Necromorph infestation – as they unlock story details, side missions and
gameplay mechanics that only he can uncover. Dead Space 3 also introduces a
hostile new planet called Tau Volantis that pits players against deadly,
subzero conditions and highly-evolved enemies including new Necromorphs and
gigantic boss creatures. Using the all-new weapon crafting system, players can
scavenge for parts and build devastating new weapons to defeat any enemies
that stand in their way.

Dead Space 3 is now available in North America for the PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system with
Kinect support, and the PC, and will be available February 8 in Europe. The
game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. Follow us on Twitter® at:
www.twitter.com/deadspace. Become a fan on Facebook® at
www.facebook.com/deadspace. For additional information and news, visit
www.deadspace.com. Additional information and assets are available at
http://www.info.ea.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 275 million registered players and operates
in 75 countries.

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about
EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

Dead Space, Visceral Games, The Sims andNeed for Speed are trademarks of
Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio
and Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB.
John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used
with permission. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the
Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

Contact:

Electronic Arts Inc.
Melissa Ojeda, 650-628-7870
Sr. Publicist, EA
mojeda@ea.com
Jino Talens, 650-628-9111
PR Manager, EA
jtalens@ea.com
Amanda Taggart, 650-628-2974
PR Director, EA
ataggart@ea.com
Tammy Levine, 650-628-7221
VP of PR, EA
tlevine@ea.com
 
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