World Cup game now available for mobile phones

Electronic Arts has announced that, for the first time ever, football fans around the world will be able to download the officially licensed game of the 2006 FIFA World Cup for play on their mobile phones. The game will be available through major mobile operators across five continents, bringing the tournament and its superstars to life in the "most emotionally resonating interactive sporting experience ever" for the mobile phone.

In EA SPORTS 2006 FIFA World Cup mobile phone players can select any of the 32 finalist teams and lead them to the biggest prize in international football. Changing weather conditions affect the accuracy and power of strikes and passes and a variety of camera angles featured in the 3D version of the game.

The game, available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish will launch first across Europe in April 2006 and will subsequently become available through major mobile operators in Asia, North America, Australia and South America.