Redwood City, Calif. – Video game publisher Electronic Arts (NASD: ERTS)
announced on Tuesday that it will acquire Australia-based mobile game studio

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Firemint has
developed original titles including "Flight Control" and "Real
Racing" for the iPhone and iPad.

The deal follows EA’s recent acquisition
of Mobile Post Production (MPP), a firm that develops cross-platform titles and
ports games for smartphones.

"The added technical expertise of MPP,
combined with the creative talent of Firemint and our EAi studio teams, fuels
EA’s leadership in delivering top selling, high quality games across mobile
phones and smartphones, tablets and future digital interactive entertainment
platforms," said Barry Cottle, EVP and general manager of EA Interactive.


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