EA Celebrates UEFA EURO 2012 With Exclusive Release of Officially Licensed Videogame
EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 Digital Expansion Pack To FIFA Soccer
12 Gives Fans The Best Way To Experience The Drama Of The Real-World
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced today that EA SPORTS™
will celebrate UEFA EURO 2012™ with the only officially
licensed videogame of the 2012 European Football Championship which
begins June 8 in Poland and Ukraine. EA
SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012™ will be available as
a paid digital expansion pack to fans who own EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 12
on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game
and entertainment system, and PC. The videogame will be available to
fans beginning April 24, 2012.
EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 recreates all the drama and excitement
of the official tournament with all 53 UEFA member national teams, all
eight official stadiums in the tournament, and all the pageantry and
atmosphere of one of the largest and most-watched sporting events on the
planet. Fans will be able to compete online* for national pride and
glory as their favourite European country in the UEFA EURO 2012™
tournament against rival nations in the group stage, progress through
the sudden victory knockout rounds, and ultimately compete for the
chance to be crowned UEFA EURO 2012™ champion. Plus, a live service will
drive real-life story lines from the UEFA EURO 2012™ qualifying campaign
and during the tournament into the game, enabling fans to relive
dramatic moments with challenges based on real-life matches. Challenges
will enable fans to earn experience points and level up their EA SPORTS
Football Club profile.
"This game will tap into the passion fans have for their national teams
by capturing all of the national rivalries in-game, and re-creating all
the emotion of the UEFA EURO 2012™ tournament," said Producer Sebastian
Enrique. "We are utilizing the best-playing FIFA Soccer videogame
ever, driving live, digital content created from the biggest headlines
from the tournament into the game, and offering an exclusive new mode
that will challenge gamers in unique and compelling ways."
The all-new Expedition Mode designed exclusively for UEFA EURO 2012
enables fans to build, manage and compete with a customized team against
other European nations, crafting the perfect strategy for European
domination. Fans will choose their favourite European player or FIFA
Soccer 12 Virtual Pro to captain their customized team, win matches
to earn better players from defeated nations, and then defeat the best
nations to earn the best players in a campaign quest to defeat all 53
countries and complete the journey to conquer Europe.
UEFA EURO 2012 is developed by EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C. It is
scheduled for release on April 24, 2012 in North America and Europe, and
April 25 in other countries around the world. The manufacturer suggested
retail price is $19.99, 1800 MS Points and 2,500 FIFA Points on PC. UEFA
EURO 2012 is rated "E" for Everyone and PEGI 3+. For more
information visit: http://www.ea.com/soccer/euro12.
To download assets visit the EA press site at http://info.ea.com.
Join more than eight million fans in the EA SPORTS soccer community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa
or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/easportsfifa.
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the
world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA
SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports
through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL
football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball,
NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, SSX,
and Fight Night boxing. For more information about EA SPORTS,
including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.
*INTERNET CONNECTION, Origin (EA) Account registration and FIFA 12
ONLINE PASS required for online play on Xbox 360 and PS3.
INTERNET CONNECTION and Origin (EA) Account registration are required
for PC. Must be 13+ to create an account.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both
packaged goods products and online services delivered through
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in
In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for
critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The
Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™, and Mass
Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Active, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks
of Electronic Arts Inc. Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital
Illusions CE AB. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio
and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL, NCAA, Tiger Woods, PGA TOUR and
FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with
permission. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 is a trademark of the Microsoft
group of companies. The UEFA and EURO 2012 words, the UEFA EURO 2012
logo and slogans and the UEFA EURO trophy are protected by trade marks
and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of
such trade marks. Official FIFA licensed product. "© The FIFA Brand OLP
Logo is a copyright and trademark of FIFA. All rights reserved."
Manufactured under license by Electronic Arts Inc. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.
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Electronic Arts Inc.
Steve Frost, 604-456-5067
Sr. Director, Communications
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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