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Electronic Arts Announces...
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EA Announces the Lord of the Rings Games Based On the Upcoming Motion Picture Trilogy

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2001--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS - news) officially announced today that they have signed an exclusive deal with New Line Cinema to create games based on the upcoming The Lord of the Rings movies. New Line Cinema will release three movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic literary works, beginning with The Fellowship of the Ring (Dec. 19, 2001), followed by The Two Towers (Holiday 2002) and The Return of the King (Holiday 2003). The license grants EA the exclusive rights to develop and publish products based on the movies for next generation video game consoles and handheld platforms. [More]