EA SPORTS announces Tony Stewart AS COVER ATHLETE
FOR NASCAR 08
EA SPORTS brings NASCAR to the Sony PS3 and XBOX 360 this summer
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - March 23, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that two-time NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Series champion Tony Stewart will appear on the cover of NASCAR 08, scheduled for release this summer under the EA SPORTS™ brand. Developed by EA Tiburon, NASCAR 08 is the first title in the NASCAR franchise to be made available on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft.
“Being on the cover of NASCAR 08 is an honor for me and my team,” said Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing. “I am really impressed with the next generation game features and graphics - the realism and authenticity are amazing.”
Stewart’s two NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championships have come in the past four years, and since he entered Cup in 1999, he has amassed 29 victories in NASCAR's top series and never finished lower than 11th in the final point standings. During his most recent championship season in 2005, the Columbus, Ind., native won five races and led all Nextel Cup drivers in top-five and top-10 finishes, which included a victory at Stewart’s “home” track – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – when he won the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Throughout his career, Stewart has finished in the top-10 in 59% of the races in which he has competed.
Take the wheel and drive your way to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship in the most realistic NASCAR racing game yet. As the new rookie driver on the circuit, develop your racing skills to gain licenses and contracts from hungry owners and unlock legendary top performing cars from NASCAR’s biggest stars. Gain new experiences during every race then modify your car’s handling with over 40 tuning options to truly master every track. Share your setups with NASCAR’s gaming community, then challenge the field in live races with up to 16 players online. Experience tomorrow’s racing today in NASCAR 08.
NASCAR 08 will be on store shelves this summer and is rated “RP” for (Rating Pending) by the ESRB. The game will be available on the PlayStation®2 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems and Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft. For more information about NASCAR 08, please visit www.easports.com.