NHL 13 Delivers Major Innovations That Will Change the Way You Play the Game
True Performance Skating and Hockey I.Q. Create Innovative New
GM Connected and NHL Moments Live Provide All-New Experiences that
Connect Hockey Fans to Their Friends and the Real-World of the NHL
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced today the key features for EA
SPORTSTM NHL®13, promising
the biggest change to the franchise since the introduction of the Skill
Stick in NHL® 07. Headlined by all-new
True Performance Skating, and supported by an innovative new A.I.
system dubbed EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q., NHL 13 will deliver a
revamped gameplay experience that accurately captures the speed,
creativity and strategy of NHL hockey. In addition, NHL 13 will
also deliver new experiences that connect hockey fans to their friends
and the real world of hockey with the all-new GM Connected and NHL
Moments Live modes. NHL 13 will be available on September 11, 2012
in North America and September 14, 2012 in Europe.
NHL 13 - True Performance Skating (Photo: Business Wire)
"The NHL team has been a leader when it comes to innovation in the
sports videogame category on this console generation by redefining
player control with the introduction of the Skill Stick, creating
connected experiences such as the EA SPORTS Hockey League and
introducing real world physics to the team sports category," says Dean
Richards, General Manager, NHL, EA SPORTS. "With our feature set in NHL
13, hockey fans and sports gamers have a lot to be excited about as
we are again going to deliver major innovations that will change the way
you play the game."
NHL 13 delivers an innovative new gameplay experience, accurately
capturing the speed, creativity and strategy of today's NHL through:
True Performance Skating — A game-changing innovation for the
franchise that adds physics-driven skating and over 1000 new
animations. True Performance Skating authentically replicates the
explosiveness, momentum and top end speed displayed by today's NHL
players. True Performance Skating combined with the Skill Stick,
finally gives gamers access to the entire toolset of an NHL player,
delivering unprecedented control and unlocking a level of creativity
never before possible in a hockey videogame.
EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q. — An innovative new A.I. system that
governs the behaviors of players, goalies and team systems. In
previous NHL games, players were only aware of skaters in their
immediate proximity and goalies could only react to the player in
control of the puck. With EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q., all players are now
fully aware of every other player on the ice, resulting in quicker,
smarter and more true-to-life decision-making. EA SPORTS Hockey IQ
also delivers the deepest and most customizable set of real-world
hockey systems and strategies ever for the franchise.
NHL 13 will deliver new experiences that connect hockey fans to
their friends and to NHL hockey with:
GM Connected — The ultimate fantasy league with friends. GM
Connected takes the franchise's most popular offline mode, Be a GM,
and allows you to play with and against your friends in your own
30-team NHL. Whether you are a hardcore sports gamer or a hockey fan
that moonlights as an armchair general manager, the mode offers
unrivaled accessibility and depth by allowing players to manage, play
or coach on the road to building your team's legacy. GM's can also
take their experience with them with a mobile companion app, ensuring
that they never miss a single moment.*
NHL Moments Live — Rewrite or relive history as you replay some
of the most thrilling moments from today's NHL. NHL 13 evolves
the concept introduced by other sports games, introducing each
scenario with real-world NHL footage to bring players closer to the
intensity of the moment. Moments from the 2011-12 NHL season will ship
on disc and new moments from the 2012-13 NHL season will be added as
and when available throughout the season.
Fans of the franchise can expect several other improvements and
innovations in NHL 13, such as:
Team-First Presentation, which customizes your NHL 13 experience
based on your favorite NHL team
The addition of Customizable EA SPORTS Hockey IQ allowing players to
create and record their own player and team strategies to a level
never before seen in the franchise.
Improvements to core offline and online modes, including Hockey
Ultimate Team, Be a Pro, EA SPORTS Hockey League, a refined on-ice
presentation, and more.
NHL 13 Stanley Cup®
Collector's Edition Available for Pre-Order
Celebrate over 20 years of EA SPORTS NHL hockey with the first ever
collector's edition on this console generation. With Stanley
Cup-inspired digital offerings, the NHL 13 Stanley Cup
Collector's Edition includes:
Exclusive collectible Stanley Cup® tin featuring an
embossed Stanley Cup image
Two Stanley Cup® Theme Hockey Ultimate Team packs featuring
randomized player items from the Western and Eastern Conference
Gold Jumbo Hockey Ultimate Team Pack (Regular) featuring 24 randomized
items, including an exclusive Wayne Gretzky Hockey Ultimate Team
Legend and six other rare items
A CCM Boost Pack featuring the all-new CCM RBZ stick (For use in Be a
Pro and EA SPORTS™ Hockey League)
A 10% discount on a one-time purchase at shop.NHL.com
A complete copy of NHL 13
Visit the EA
SPORTS NHL 13 website for more details and other pre-order
*App not available in France, Gibraltar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Libya,
Morocco, Serbia and Montenegro, and Syria
To download assets, please visit the EA press site at http://info.ea.com.
NHL 13 is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and has not
yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI; visit www.esrb.org
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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
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entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
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