EA and Insomniac Games Launch ‘Fuse’ Digital Demo on May 7

  EA and Insomniac Games Launch ‘Fuse’ Digital Demo on May 7

   Destruction Becomes a Team Sport as Four Players go up Against… Everyone

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- May 03, 2013

Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Insomniac Games announced the
release of an action-packed demo for the co-op shooter, Fuse™. The fast-paced
demo will be available on Xbox Live® Marketplace and the PlayStation® Network
on May 7, allowing players to play online* cooperatively with up to four
players, or in a 2-player split-screen. In the demo, players will take on the
role of four elite operatives – Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble and
Naya Deveraux. These special agents are out to protect mankind from Fuse, a
deadly alien energy source which has been stolen by the rogue paramilitary
organization, Raven. Each of the characters delivers a unique gameplay
experience, as they have their own individual and unique “Xenotech” weapon and
specialized skills. Players will use these abilities as they track down the
Fuse source in a snowy secret weapon depot. Developed by the
critically-acclaimed independent studio, Insomniac Games, Fuse will mark the
company’s first multiplatform release when it becomes available for
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system on May 28 in North America and May 31 in Europe.

Fuse X360 Box Art (Photo: Business Wire)

Fuse X360 Box Art (Photo: Business Wire)

“When it comes to Fuse, the biggest thing we’ve noticed when sharing it with
others for the first time is that playing is believing,” said Ted Price, CEO
and founder of Insomniac Games. “Fuse takes four player co-op in a new
direction with features you won’t find in other third person shooters: from
LEAP where you can jump between each of the four unique agents at will to the
experimental Xenotech weapons to the deep RPG-like character progression
system. And by the way, all of these features rock for solo players as well.
Join us in this brand new universe for a quintessential Insomniac Games
experience.”

Fuse is a co-op action game that allows both co-op and solo players to
experience the unique attributes of each operative by using the game's unique
LEAP feature. Players can use LEAP to switch between the four Overstrike
operatives at-will during combat. Each of the four characters is equipped with
unique skills and weapons that are not only necessary for survival, but also
create unexpected and extraordinary results. Powered by Fuse, the Xenotech
weapons give players unique capabilities to expand their strategic options in
combat. Through lethal teamwork, players can combine their weapons for unique
kills to earn Fuse points for powerful upgrades. Players can also play online*
or offline and level up along unique character paths, unlocking more powerful
Fuse-driven abilities as the game progresses. In addition, the game's
progression system is unified between the campaign and wave-based Echelon
mode, allowing players to continue improving their operatives regardless of
how they play.

Created and developed by Insomniac Games, Fuse will be available on May 28 in
North America and May 31 in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation ^ 3. For
more information on Fuse, please visit www.fusegame.com, and for the latest
news visit www.facebook.com/fusegame or follow on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/insomniacgames. Press assets are available at www.info.ea.com.

* Internet connection and Origin account required. Must be 13+ to create an
account.

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.

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 360 is a
trademark of the Microsoft group of companies and is used license from
Microsoft.

About Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games is an independent videogames developer that has released
award-winning hits exclusively for PlayStation consoles for 19-plus years. In
2009, it announced a partnership with EA Partners to release its first
multiplatform game, now called Fuse. The studio has created world-famous game
franchises such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, resulting
in more than 42 million games sold globally. Insomniac is also known for its
collaborative workplace culture, having earned 12 local, regional and national
"best places to work" honors since 2004. In January 2009, Insomniac opened a
Durham, N.C. studio. Additional information can be found on both Insomniac
studio locations at http://www.insomniacgames.com.

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Contact:

Electronic Arts Inc.
Kristiana Suess, 650-628-7229
PR Coordinator
ksuess@ea.com
or
Melissa Ojeda, 650-628-7870
Sr. Publicist
mojeda@ea.com
or
Andrew Wong, 650-628-2781
PR Director
anwong@ea.com
or
Tammy Levine, 650-628-7223
VP of PR
tlevine@ea.com
 
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