Origin Expands to Offer Games from Major Publishers
Warner Bros., THQ and Capcom Bringing Top Titles to EA's Direct
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts (EA) Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that Origin™,
EA's direct-to-consumer gaming platform, will soon offer some of the top
PC game titles from publishers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment,
THQ and Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Beginning in November, Origin will
feature top new releases including Batman: Arkham City, Saints Row:
The Third and more, ready for purchase and download. Additional
titles from each publisher will be offered on Origin in the coming
months, adding to the extensive library of more than 100 EA PC games
already available, and giving PC gamers even more choice for the latest
and greatest gaming content on Origin.
"Since launch, we've had overwhelming support from both publishers and
developers across the gaming industry, recognizing Origin as an
opportunity to deliver more of their great content straight to consumers
across the globe," said David DeMartini, senior vice president of Origin
at EA. "We're excited to welcome Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment,
THQ and Capcom as the first publishers to offer their games via Origin."
More information about individual titles and release dates will be
available soon on www.origin.com.
"We are very pleased to partner with EA and have Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment's key PC titles available on Origin," said
Greg Ballard, senior vice president, Digital Games, Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment. "In growing our digital offerings for
consumers we want to give fans increased access to critically acclaimed
titles such as Batman: Arkham City."
"THQ is excited to work with Origin and to offer players another new,
innovative way to experience the over-the-top fun of Saints Row: The
Third," said Terri Schiek, senior vice president of publishing,
Americas at THQ. "We look forward to building our relationship with the
Origin team, and to continue to deliver great content for the platform."
"When we met with the EA team and discussed their long-term vision for
Origin, we were excited to lend our weight to their efforts," said
Christian Svensson, senior vice president at Capcom Entertainment. "We
hope to expand our PC fanbase for our legendary brands on Origin."
Origin has more than six million registered users and offers digital
downloads of some of the biggest games of 2011. In addition to providing
fast and safe game downloads and social connectivity to your gaming
friends, new features recently added to Origin include live streaming
demos, free-to-play games and a beta cloud storage feature where users
can save games and gameplay achievements online and access them from
multiple PC gaming systems.
For more information about Origin, please visit http://www.origin.com.
For more information on EA and assets including images, please visit http://info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both
packaged goods products and online services delivered through
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in
In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for
critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises 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.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer,
licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all current and future platforms, including console,
handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game
THQ is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive
entertainment software. The company develops its products for all
popular game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the
internet. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells
product through its global network of offices located throughout North
America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its
products may be found at THQ.com.
About Capcom Entertainment
Capcom® is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless
devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games,
including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®,
Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®.
Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo,
Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka,
Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com
EA, the EA logo and Origin are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY software © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment
Inc. Batman: Arkham Asylum software © 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment
Inc. Developed by Rocksteady Studios Ltd. All other trademarks and
copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights
reserved. BATMAN and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and
related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2011. All Rights
Reserved. WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
THQ and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of THQ Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
Capcom, the Capcom logo, Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Resident Evil are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. Street
Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
John Reseburg, 650-628-3601
Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Kehau Rodenhurst, 818-977-3340
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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