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  EA SPORTS FIFA 13 AVAILABLE NOW FOR Wii U
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11/30/2012
 


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Guildford, UK. - Nov. 30, 2012Electronic Arts Inc. today launched FIFA 13 on Wii U™ across Europe, bringing the world’s biggest sports videogame franchise to Nintendo’s brand-new console. With beautiful HD graphics and exclusive new features using the Wii U GamePad™, FIFA 13 Wii U delivers FIFA’s award-winning HD console gameplay—including the Player Impact Engine, Precision Dribbling and Tactical Defending—an authentic football experience, and new ways to play.

“We’re very proud to be offering our most popular sports franchise to a brand new audience,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President, EA SPORTS. “The FIFA development team has created new and different ways to play utilizing the GamePad and we believe fans will really enjoy the unique experience they can get only on Wii U.”

FIFA 13 features innovations utilizing the GamePad that create new ways to play and immerse fans in the action on the pitch. During a match, simply shake the GamePad to activate the shooting zone, touch the screen to pick a spot precisely on goal, and fire away. With free kicks and penalties, look through the GamePad screen for the player’s on-field perspective to aim the ball, and then let fly. Take control of a specific defender by tapping on the player using the touch screen or tap on an attacking player and watch your closest defender mark or tackle him.

FIFA 13 features new modes exclusive to the Wii U. Take the reins as manager in all of the main game modes and make key strategic real-time decisions using the GamePad. Control all of your players with the Interactive Radar and create your own defence-splitting runs. Analyse match or player stats—including the opposition—in real-time to make managerial decisions and then change any facet of a team’s tactics without interrupting the game. Experience the thrill of managing your favourite club in Manage Match, directing players from the sidelines and even giving half-time talks. Compete with friends in Co-op Mode, Career Mode or Tournaments with one player managing and up to four others playing. Go online and play head-to-head in FIFA Seasons, one of the most popular mode in FIFA, competing in ranked online seasonal play with promotions and relegations. Plus, connect and interact with friends like no other FIFA title. Use the Friends tab to see your friends online and invite them to play using touch screen typing and real-time messaging.

Join more than 10 million fans in the EA SPORTS FIFA community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/easportsfifa. The FIFA 13 website is www.ea.com/uk/football/. Developed by EA Canada, FIFA 13 on Wii U is rated PEGI 3+. Assets are available at http://info.ea.com.

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, 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 250 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, The Sims, SSX 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.  Official FIFA licensed product. "© The FIFA name and OLP Logo are copyright or trademark protected by FIFA. All rights reserved." Manufactured under license by Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR  are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are the property of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.