EA Sports NHL 12 in Stores Now
Be the Next Great Legend with NHL 12
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ NHL®
12 is now available in retail stores throughout North America. EA
SPORTS NHL 12 is available for the PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system.
"As a winner of twenty-two sports game of the year awards, the NHL
franchise has a history of producing high quality and innovative
entertainment experiences and this year we have taken it to new heights.
With over 300 gameplay improvements and the ability to play with some of
the NHL's greatest legends, such as Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, NHL
12 is our most exciting offering yet," says Dean Richards, General
Manager Team & Action Sports, EA SPORTS.
EA SPORTS NHL 12 authentically captures hockey as it is played on
the ice with more than 300 gameplay refinements highlighted by three key
innovations: Anticipation AI, Dynamic Goalies and the Full Contact
Physics Engine. Anticipation AI takes NHL 12 to the next level as
players will now intuitively determine their next move by reading and
anticipating the play. With the Full Contact Physics Engine, size and
strength matter. NHL12 continues to innovate by giving you true
to life collisions and control over the battles around the crease. With
Dynamic Goalies, goalies are live for the first time ever. Players can
make contact with goalies as they crash the crease and goalies will
battle through traffic in front of the net as they fight through screens
to make awe-inspiring saves.
New in EA SPORTS NHL 12 is the introduction of legends;
nine former NHL greats — including Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe,
and Mario Lemieux — will be integrated into the game across virtually
every mode, including the all-new Be A Legend Mode. Be the next great
legend in the revamped Be A Pro mode. Play as your created pro and earn
every shift on the ice with stellar play, big hits, and spectacular
goals as you progress towards greatness. New to the mode is the ability
to simulate to your next shift while the all-new EA SPORTS Action
Tracker, which tracks and presents every major event that takes place
while your character is off the ice. This feature will enhance the
gameplay experience as gamers will now spend less time watching from the
bench and more time playing, while still being aware of the game
situation as they step back onto the ice for their next shift.
Get ready to play Hockey Ultimate Team all day, every day with EA
Ultimate Hockey League 24/7*. New to Hockey Ultimate Team is
the ability to play against a user's team even when they are offline as
opponents' teams will be downloaded directly from the EA servers,
presenting the player with a fresh opponent each time and thousands of
teams to compete against. Face off against teams that are within range
of your skill level or test your skill against a Top 100 team — the best
the EAUHL has to offer.
EA SPORTS NHL 12 is the second title to participate in the EA
SPORTS™ Season Ticket program**. Season Ticket subscribers
were provided full digital access to EA SPORTS NHL 12
three days before retail launch.
To download NHL 12 assets, please visit the EA press site at http://info.ea.com.
NHL 12 was developed at EA Canada in Vancouver and is rated ESRB
10+ and PEGI 16; visit www.esrb.org
for more information. For more information on NHL 12, please
or become a fan of EA SPORTS NHL on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/easportsnhl
and follow us on Twitter via http://www.twitter.com/easportsnhl.
For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs,
forums, fantasy leagues and game communities, please visit www.easports.com
to connect, share and compete.
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the
world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, global videogame competitions, and breakthrough digital
experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports
through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden
NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® Hockey, NBA JAM,
NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA, Tiger
Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.
*EA SPORTS NHL 12, EA Account, Online Pass and an internet
connection are required for play. You must be at least 13 years old to
register for an EA account.
**EA SPORTS™ Season Ticket is an all-new program that provides
four new premium benefits for an annual fee of $24.99 or 2000 Microsoft
Points: access to play all participating EA SPORTS games via a full-game
digital download three days before consumers have the option to purchase
a disc at retail launch; a 20-percent discount on downloadable game
content; free premium web content; and membership recognition. The
participating franchises include Madden NFL Football, NHL hockey, FIFA
Soccer, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf and NCAA® Football. EA
SPORTS Season Ticket is available on Xbox 360® in North America,
Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and on PlayStation 3 in North
America. Conditions and restrictions apply. For more information on the
program — including subscription instructions, please visit www.easports.com/seasonticket.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) 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. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International
(Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL, NBA, NHL NCAA, Tiger
Woods, PGA TOUR and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and
used with permission. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. Xbox, Xbox LIVE and Xbox 360 are registered
trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" is a
registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
NHL® 12 is an Officially Licensed Product of the NHL and the NHLPA.
NHLPA, National Hockey League Players' Association and the NHLPA logo
are trademarks of the NHLPA. © NHLPA. NHL and the NHL Shield are
registered trademarks of the National Hockey League.
NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. ©
NHL 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Duke Indrasigamany, 604-456-3150
Del Giudice, 604-456-4199
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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