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Published on February 22nd, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

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Mercenaries 2 to ship on Xbox 360, PS2, and PC

Remember all the rumors about Mercenaries 2 coming to the Xbox 360? What about the dev diaries from Pandemic that had the 360 controller laying around all willy-nilly? If those videos had you thinking the 360 was gonna see Mercs 2, but no one would believe you, you’ve got some face-rubbing to do…

Not only is Mercenaries 2 coming to the Xbox 360, it’s also coming to the PC and the PS2. You can’t really blame them for choosing those systems, though. The 360 has far too many systems on the market for most devs to overlook, and the PS2 and PC are in nearly every home in the country, so they’ll get good sales from those as well.

Well, enough of my talking. Press Release follows.

Mercenaries 2 to PS2, PC, 360 [via Kotaku]

EA AND PANDEMIC STUDIOS ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF MERCENARIES 2: WORLD IN FLAMES ON FOUR PLATFORMS
Blockbuster Title Shipping Holiday 2007 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2, in Addition to Previously Announced PlayStation 3 VersionRedwood City, Calif. – February 22, 2007 – Electronic Arts NASDAQ: ERTS, the worlds leading interactive entertainment company and Pandemic Studios, one of the worlds leading independent game developers, today announced that Mercenaries 2: World in Flamesâ„¢, will ship simultaneously on four platforms worldwide – the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC – in holiday 2007.

“Mercenaries 2: World in Flames delivers the next evolution in explosive open world gameplay – regardless of the system you play it on,” said Pandemic Studios CEO Andrew Goldman. “All four platforms are incredible gaming machines, and from the beginning we designed an experience that accentuates their individual strengths and delivers the interactive freedom and explosive action Mercenaries fans demand.”

“EA Partners is proud to team up with Pandemic Studios to help execute a seamless, simultaneous global release for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames on four platforms,” said EA Partners vice president and general manager, David DeMartini. “The team at Pandemic Studios is building an incredible game that will blow away gamers in all regions of the world.”

For more information on Mercenaries 2: World in Flames visit www.mercs2.com or the EA press Web site at http://info.ea.com
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. EA, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the worlds leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSâ„¢, EAâ„¢, EA SPORTS BIGâ„¢ and POGOâ„¢. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EAs homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EAs products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

About Pandemic Studios
Over its nine year history, Pandemic Studios has established a reputation for producing award-winning, cutting edge original entertainment titles and for enhancing the value of existing major licenses. Recent hits include sales-record setters Star Wars BattlefrontTM, and Star Wars BattlefrontTM II, and original Pandemic-created IPs MercenariesTM and Destroy All Humans 2TM. In addition to the upcoming release of Mercenaries 2TM, Pandemic is developing a number of new, unannounced original titles for next generation platforms at its Los Angeles and Brisbane studio locations. For more information on Pandemic and its games, please visit www.pandemicstudios.com.

Pandemic, Pandemic Studios and Mercenaries are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandemic Studios in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. “PlayStation” and “PLAYSTATION” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



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