Chertsey, UK – 21st January, 2008 – Electronic Arts (NASAQ: ERTS) today announced ‘Asterix,: The Official Mobile Game of the Movie’, will be available across Europe in January 2008. Following an agreement between EA and licensors La Petite Reine and Editions Albert Rene for the exclusive wireless device rights, the launch of the game will coincide with the premiere of Asterix at the Olympic Games, a live action film starring Gerard Depardieu as Obélix, which will be released in over 40 countries throughout the world.
The Asterix series of comics amongst Europe’s most successful, selling more than 325 million copies*. The comic, Asterix at the Olympic Games, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. This is the third live action Asterix movie, following the success of the first two, which grossed $200 million* at the box office worldwide.