IRVINE, CA (Jan. 22, 2003) - A fictional world war in the Middle East, Asia and Afghanistan is headed for your computer! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that the highly-anticipated real-time strategy game, Command & Conquer(tm) Generals has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America February 11 (NZ and AUS on Feb 14th). Command & Conquer Generals will be published by EA under the EA GAMES(tm) brand.

Command & Conquer Generals puts players' trigger fingers on the pulse of modern warfare as they become a powerful general and control massive armies of bleeding-edge military weaponry. Three unique sides will be available, each with customizable high-tech arsenals ready to deliver unprecedented firepower on land or in the skies. Players can annihilate the opposition in the 22-mission single-player campaign or dish out the damage in global multiplayer mayhem.

"From the beginning of the development of Generals, we wanted to offer players a Hollywood version of the war you're seeing on CNN with the much-loved C&C 'feel'." said Mark Skaggs, general manager of EA Pacific and executive in charge of production for Command & Conquer Generals. "The team is incredibly proud of the outcome and we can't wait to get the game in players' hands."