Electronic Arts Distribution

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Electronic Arts Distribution (EAD) was the third-party publishing and distribution branch of Electronic Arts. They handled partnerships with third-party companies such as Accolade, DreamWorks Interactive, MGM Interactive, Fox Interactive, Disney Interactive and Lego Interactive.

In June 2003, the division was renamed as EA Partners (EAP), and continues to partner up with other companies to this day.

1st Logo (August 27, 1997-May 6, 2004)

Logo: Same as the 3rd Electronic Arts logo, but there is no URL.


  • Most of the time, the logo is still.
  • Early games, like DreamWorks Interactive and MGM Interactive's games use the URL below the logo.
  • Sometimes, a print version of the logo appears on a white or black background.
  • Anno 1503 contains the print version of this logo just zooming in. The same logo appears on Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction.

Technique: Same as the 3rd Electronic Arts logo. Sometimes none.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 3rd Electronic Arts logo. Sometimes none.

Availability: Appears on titles released through the venture.

  • Lego Interactive - Soccer Mania/Football Mania, Drome Racers, Bionicle: Galactian Adventures, Island Xtreme Stunts, Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Bionicle.
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment - Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Fox Interactive - The Simpsons Skateboarding (PlayStation 2), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Xbox) and Aliens Versus Predator: Extinction (PlayStation 2/Xbox).
  • Disney Interactive - Pooh's Party Game: In Search of the Treasure (PlayStation, NTSC version), Pooh & Tigger's Hunny Safari (Game Boy Color, NTSC version), Disney Golf (PlayStation 2) and Disney's Party (GameCube/Game Boy Advance).
  • DreamWorks Interactive - Small Soldiers, Skullmonkeys, Warpath: Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • MGM Interactive - WarGames (PlayStation) and Tomorrow Never Dies (PlayStation)
  • Other - Anno 1503 A.D. (Windows (Sunflowers Interactive)), Samurai Warriors (PlayStation 2/Xbox (Koei))
  • It also appears on several GBA ports of EA games that were licensed to Destination Software (DSI Games).

2nd Logo (October 26, 2000)

Logo: On a white background, we see a red circle in the shape of the letters "EAD". On the bottom, curved around the shape, is the words "ELECTRONIC ARTS DISTRIBUTION" in a black font.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appeared on some titles on the packaging, but its only on-screen appearance was on Swing Away Golf, a North American/European localization of the Japanese PlayStation 2 launch title Golf Paradise (ゴルフパラダイス).

3rd Logo (February 2-November 24, 2001)

Logo: On a white background, we see the text "EA" from the EA Games and Sports logos, and below it was the wordmark from the first logo in grey.

Variant: On The Simpsons: Road Rage, the whole logo is sky blue on a black background.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appears on The Simpsons: Road Rage.

  • The normal version appears on four Light & Shadow Production titles for Game Boy Color, like Merlin, Dinosaur'us, Robin Hood and Antz Racing.
  • Also appears on DICE's Swedish Touring Car Championship 2 for the PC.
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