Electronic Arts Canada

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EA Canada 1995EA Canada HQ LogoElectronic Arts (1995)

Nicknames: "The Square/Circle/Triangle Shape Combination II", "The EA Square/Circle/Triangle Combo II","Geometric Shapes 3D"

Logo: On a purple-gray gradient background, pieces of the 1984-1997 Electronic Arts logo drop down one by one, each in blue-tinted glass. As they stack up, the camera gets closer and the background gets brighter before the camera forcibly rotates around and tilts into position. When the second to last layer drops down, a thick block quickly flies under the shapes and tilts up to reveal "ELECTRONIC ARTS CANADA" when the last layer drops down. A bright light then travels along in the background.

  • 3DO games, including the original version of The Need for Speed, had the logo shine normally at the end. Also, the background was brighter, lacking a light and there was no wind.
  • Another variation of the logo simply reads "ELECTRONIC ARTS" in wider text. This variant appears on OverDrivin (Japanese version of The Need for Speed) for 3DO.
  • A high quality still version was also used.

FX/SFX: The pieces of the shapes dropping down, the camera flying over, the text appearing underneath.

Music/Sounds: A rising choir sound plays in the background as high-sounding synth piano notes play for every layer dropped. After a bit, more notes play during the dropping as deep drones play in the background. When the text flies into place, a "THUD" is heard with a much louder chorus. Wind is then heard for the rest of the logo.

Availability: Very rare. Can be found on EA Canada developed games, such as Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed and NHL '96 for DOS.

Editor's Note: None.