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MADDEN NFL 13 SOCIAL TACKLES iPHONE, iPAD and FACEBOOK


All-New Free-to-Play Game Allows Football Fans to Get Their Fix in Minutes Anytime, Anywhere


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.,- Nov. 1, 2012Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that Madden NFL 13 Socialis now available on iPhone, iPad and Facebook®. The all-new game delivers an exciting free-to-play mobile experience for NFL fans on the go, allowing players to get their football fix in minutes as they compete with friends in the ultimate offensive shootout from their iPhone or iPad, plus Facebook online. Madden NFL 13 Social marks the first time EA SPORTS has offered a full game experience across mobile and Facebook, connecting gamers like never before. Easy to pick up and play, players can create and manage their ideal NFL team and face-off with friends on the virtual gridiron anytime, anywhere.

 

Madden NFL 13 Social is a game for all skill levels, providing straightforward play calling for the master strategist and on-field action for those who want direct control of their team. The gamecombines elements of the fan-favorite Madden Ultimate Team with unique mobile gameplay to create a brand-new experience. Fans can open card packs, set their lineups and buy and sell cards in the auction house to assemble an unbeatable roster. Every offensive drive earns coins, allowing fans to jump into the shop and buy new card packs, further improving their squad.

 

Madden NFL 13 Social features explosive offensive action with true cross-platform play, a first for the franchise. The asynchronous gameplay allows football devotees the opportunity to challenge friends to a game on their iPad, play a few drives on Facebook, then continue the action on the iPhone. Playing the game on Facebook is as simple as selecting an offensive play and then watching the results produced by the authentic Madden NFL sim engine. iPhone and iPad users can take matters into their own hands by swiping the touchscreen for spins and jukes, as well as tapping open receivers downfield to deliver the perfect strike over the defense.

 

Madden NFL 13 Social is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is now available for free on iPhone, iPad and Facebook.  To learn more about Madden NFL 13 Social, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/feature/mobile.

 

All player participation has been facilitated by NFL PLAYERS INC., the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.

  

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.

 

Madden NFL 13 is part of the EA SPORTS™ Season Ticket program. Season Ticket subscribers were provided full digital access to Madden NFL 13 three days before retail launch, and will have the opportunity to download 24 Pro Packs and one Legendary Pack in Madden Ultimate Team, a value of over $30. Subscribers are also entitled to 20% off any additional paid downloadable content purchased for Madden NFL 13.

 

Madden NFL 13 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon. Madden NFL 13 is now available and retails for $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, and is also available for $49.99 on Nintendo’s Wii™ console and $39.99 on PlayStation® Vita system. To learn more about Madden NFL 13, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl. For Madden NFL 13 assets, visit: http://maddennfl13.newslinevine.com/ or http://info.ea.com.

 

All player participation has been facilitated by National Football League Players Incorporated, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.


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 to connect, share and compete.

 

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive 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 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, SSX, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.  Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.  Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. Officially Licensed Product of NFL PLAYERS Incorporated.  John Madden, NFL, FIFA, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods, and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc.  Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 


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MADDEN NFL 13 BULL RUSHES INTO STORES

 

Innovative Physics Technology Headlines the Most-Anticipated Madden NFL Game in Years

 

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.,- August 28, 2012Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that Madden NFL 13 is now available at retail stores throughout North America. Madden NFL 13 is available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Powered by the all-new Infinity Engine, Madden NFL 13 delivers physics you can feel on every play. Core gameplay innovations such as total control passing, ball hawk and read and react defensive AI, combine to create the most realistic Madden NFL game ever.

 

Early critical reception for Madden NFL 13 has been outstanding, with PlayStation: The Official Magazine calling it a “generation-defining effort.” GamesRadar adds that “We can’t – and won’t – stop playing,” while Game Informer states that the brand-new Connected Careers is “a brilliant mode.” With accolades such as these it’s easy to see why Madden NFL 13 is so eagerly-anticipated by fans.

 

Madden NFL 13 is the biggest game-changer in the history of the franchise,” said Cam Weber, GM of American Football at EA SPORTS. “Madden NFL 13 will deliver to our consumers the most realistic gameplay ever, and innovations like the Infinity Engine will completely redefine how fans will play Madden NFL. With deep new gameplay innovation, social integration, and an overhaul of the audio and visual presentation, Madden NFL 13 stands as a benchmark entry for the franchise.”

 

In addition to Infinity Engine, the new Connected Careers mode also debuts this year. Connected Careers allows fans to build their own legacy or relive a legend’s as a player or coach, in a fully connected universe of up to 32 friends per league. Weekly, seasonal and milestone goals set the benchmarks for progress, and fans can not only choose to make history as a created or real life player or coach, but also relive the legendary careers of all-time greats including Walter Payton, Michael Irvin, Steve Young and more. Combine all these elements with a dynamic story engine, a virtual Twitter feed, social integration and team management from PCs, tablets and smartphones and you have the first true sports RPG, encased in a fully connected universe that’s on 24/7.

 

Additional New Features and Modes include:

 

·       New Madden Ultimate Team Edition: Brand new trading cards and an overhauled card management system allows fans to curate the biggest collection ever, while new features like Solo Challenges make the mode more diverse and enjoyable than ever before. In addition, completing certain challenges and collections will allow fans to unlock special cards for legendary players and coaches that can not only be used in Madden Ultimate Team, but also carry over into Connected Careers.

·       Xbox 360 Kinect Integration: The new features don’t stop there, as Xbox 360 owners can also utilize the Kinect™ sensor for pre-play audibles and adjustments on both offense and defense. With a library of over 6,000 commands fans will be able to change plays, call receiver-specific hot routes, alter defensive assignments, call a blitz and more with the power of their voice. It’s yet another way that Madden NFL 13 presents the most authentic and feature-rich football experience ever.

·       3-D Broadcast Booth: The new commentary team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, combined with a fully-scored orchestral theme, set the table for game day, while authentic sound effects, QB cadences and player chatter bring the stadium environment to life.

·       Streamlined Live Updates: Experience extras like Madden Moments Live, roster updates and more all in one convenient location. Bonus content is also available for fans who have played previous Madden NFL titles, NFL Blitz and NFL Tour.

 

Madden NFL 13 is part of the EA SPORTS™ Season Ticket program. Season Ticket subscribers were provided full digital access to Madden NFL 13 three days before retail launch, and will have the opportunity to download 24 Pro Packs and one Legendary Pack in Madden Ultimate Team, a value of over $30. Subscribers are also entitled to 20% off any additional paid downloadable content purchased for Madden NFL 13.

 

Madden NFL 13 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon. Madden NFL 13 is now available and retails for $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, and is also available for $49.99 on Nintendo’s Wii™ console and $39.99 on PlayStation® Vita system. To learn more about Madden NFL 13, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl. For Madden NFL 13 assets, visit: http://maddennfl13.newslinevine.com/ or http://info.ea.com.

 

All player participation has been facilitated by National Football League Players Incorporated, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.

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 to connect, share and compete.

 

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive 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 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, SSX, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.  Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB.  John Madden, NFL, FIFA, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods, and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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EA SPORTS AND ESPN’S SPORTSNATION KICK OFF
MADDEN NFL 13 COVER ATHLETE FAN VOTE


This Year’s Campaign Expands to 64 Players – With Play-In Round Featuring Two Athletes
From Each NFL Team Represented in Head-to-Head Matchups

March 7, 2012 – EA SPORTS™ and ESPN announced today the return of the award-winning Madden NFLCover Vote campaign, where fans can cast their vote for the next athlete to grace the cover of one of the highest-selling videogame franchises in North America. Last year, nearly 13 million votes were cast through ESPNSportsNation.com and ESPN mobile in both companies’ most successful cross-platform activation. Tenth-seeded Cleveland Browns running back, Peyton Hillis, trucked through the six week competition all the way to the ultimate end zone – the Madden NFL 12 cover.

 

This year’s competition will incorporate more athletes and more chances to vote as the field has been expanded to 64 NFL players, putting even more control in the hands of the fans. Beginning today through March 21, fans can visit the SportsNation Facebook page to choose among the 64 candidates in a play-in round (each matchup features two players from the same NFL team) to advance to the official 32-player, seeded tournament.  The winners of the play-in round will be unveiled with the official seeded, 32-player bracket on March 21 on ESPN’s “Madden Cover Vote Special” from 5-6p.m. EST.  To ensure their favorite player advances to the next round, fans are encouraged to vote daily and tweet their picks using #MyMaddenCoverVote on Twitter.  Every Wednesday between March 21 and April 25, fans can tune into SportsNation on ESPN2 at 5p.m. EST to check out the latest Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote standings.

 

In addition to the SportsNation Facebook page, fans will be able to vote in the play-in round via the open Web through widgets embedded on blogs, websites and more.  Each widget features an individual match-up for each of the 32 total teams in the league.  For the cover vote from March 21-April 25, all voting must be cast at ESPN.com/MaddenVote.

The star-studded list of candidates participating in the play-in round features past Super Bowl winners, perennial Pro Bowlers and some of the most popular players in the NFL including Drew Brees, Arian Foster and Rob Gronkowski. The full list of matchups featured in the play-in round are:

AFC

Ravens

Terrell Suggs vs. Ray Rice

Jets

Mark Sanchez vs. Darrelle Revis

Steelers

Troy Polamalu vs. Ben Roethlisberger

Bills

Stevie Johnson vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick

Browns

Joe Thomas vs. Joe Haden

Dolphins

Reggie Bush vs. Brandon Marshall

Bengals

Andy Dalton vs. AJ Green

Patriots

Wes Welker vs. Rob Gronkowski

Texans

Arian Foster vs. Andre Johnson

Chargers

Phillip Rivers vs. Antonio Gates

Colts

Dwight Freeney vs. Robert Mathis

Broncos

Tim Tebow vs. Von Miller

Jaguars

Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Blaine Gabbert

Chiefs

Dwayne Bowe vs. Derrick Johnson

Titans

Jake Locker vs. Chris Johnson

Raiders

Sebastian Janikowski vs. Shane Lechler



NFC

Bears

Jay Cutler vs. Matt Forte

Rams

Chris Long vs. Brandon Lloyd

Lions

Calvin Johnson vs. Matt Stafford

49ers

Vernon Davis vs. Patrick Willis

Vikings

Percy Harvin vs. Jared Allen

Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch vs. Earl Thomas

Packers

Aaron Rodgers vs. Clay Matthews

Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald vs. Patrick Peterson

Falcons

Matt Ryan vs. Julio Jones

Eagles

Michael Vick vs. LeSean McCoy

Saints

Drew Brees vs. Jimmy Graham

Giants

Victor Cruz vs. Jason Pierre-Paul

Panthers

Cam Newton vs. Steve Smith

Cowboys

Jason Witten vs. DeMarcus Ware

Buccaneers

Josh Freeman vs. LeGarrette Blount

Redskins

Brian Orakpo vs. Ryan Kerrigan



The Madden NFL 13 cover vote marks the third-consecutive year that EA SPORTS has asked fans to help shape the face of the Madden NFL franchise through a cover athlete voting campaign.  It also marks the second year of its collaboration with ESPN’s SportsNation.

 

Madden NFL 13 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon.  For more information about Madden NFL 13, please visit: http://www.ea.com/madden-nfl. To download assets pertaining to the Madden NFL 13 please visit http://maddennfl13.newslinevine.com.


All player participation has been facilitated by National Football League Players Incorporated, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.

 

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 experiences that ignite the emotions of sport through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA basketball, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.

 

For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.

 

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 75 countries.

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.  Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB.  John Madden, NFL, FIFA, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods, and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission.  Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Officially Licensed Product of National Football League Players Incorporated.

 

About SportsNation
SportsNation is a live sports television show born from the Internet, fueled by fan interaction and focused on fun.  The show, which has the youngest and most male audience on the ESPN network, features discussions of the day’s hottest sports topics but also smaller stories that generate buzz on the Web but are overlooked by other shows.  Feeding off the theory that if two heads are better than one, 200,000 heads are better than two, SportsNation engages hundreds of thousands of sports fans across the country via ESPN.com’s SportsNation page (http://espn.go.com/sportsnation).

 

About ESPN Games and EA

ESPN’s long-standing relationship with EA produces deep brand integrations into console gaming titles such as EA SPORTS NCAA Football 12 and Fight Night Champion.  Additionally, the relationship in 2011 produced the biggest ESPN poll vote ever for the Madden NFL 12 cover vote, logging nearly 13 million votes, the most ESPN votes ever for a joint collaboration.  The Emmy award-winning EA Virtual Playbook also most recently extended to boxing and golf in 2011.

 

 

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