NFL Street AnnouncedElectronic Arts announced today that the makers of Madden NFL Football are developing NFL STREET, a street style football videogame scheduled for release in early 2004 under the EA SPORTS BIG™ brand. The title is under development by Electronic Arts Tiburon for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube, and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. NFL STREET features fast-paced 7-on-7 arcade gameplay, challenging NFL players to show their skills on both sides of the ball. The game showcases style with big jukes, behind-the-back passes, and a wealth of showboat moves that take football out of the stadium and into the streets. The action is non-stop with no penalties and no punting, kicking, or field goals. Players can pull off numerous trick plays and special moves because it’s not just about putting points on the board, it’s about showcasing your unique style —NFL STREET is all about style over strategy. “The NFL STREET franchise represents the game we all played as kids taken to the next level,” said All-Pro Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. “We all want to play on both offense and defense in a wide-open, no holds barred game. NFL STREET is football the way players want to play—it’s our game.” Gamers can create a powerhouse team by filling each position with the biggest stars and best players from the NFL, selecting from over 300 players from all 32 NFL teams including legends like Barry Sanders. All of the NFL players featured in the game were made available from a license with PLAYERS INC, the marketing and licensing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. There are no helmets so players will be able to see the personalities of their favorite NFL players, and players are completely customizable from their clothing down to their hairstyles, tattoos, and more.