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Aston Villa is pleased to confirm the renewal of its partnership
with global video games company Electronic Arts Inc,
reaffirming EA SPORTS™ as the Club’s Official
Football Action Games Partner.
To celebrate the partnership, a unique Aston Villa FIFA 14 cover
featuring three Villa stars will be available for supporters to
download for free when the game is launched on Friday, September
27. A limited number will be professionally printed for
giveaways on the EA SPORTS Dugout, which will make a return to
Villa Park for the Barclays Premier League game against Manchester
City on Saturday, September 28.
Villa fans can also download a special FIFA 14 in-game graphic
wallpaper featuring Christian Benteke, Gabby Agbonlahor and Ciaran
Clark, available in sizes for PC and iPhone™.
Villa Chief Executive Paul Faulkner said: "We have been
delighted by our partnership with EA SPORTS for the past two
seasons and the renewal of this commitment for a further two years
is very pleasing. EA SPORTS leads the market in sporting
games, particularly football games, and many of our supporters and
indeed our players enjoy playing its FIFA games. The mutual
benefits of our partnership are self-evident and we look
forward to continuing to work together."
Dan Holman, Head of UK Product Marketing, EA SPORTS said:
“We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Aston
Villa for 2 years. The Villa fans are so passionate and we love
working with the club to engage with them through FIFA. There
are plenty of exciting initiatives for fans again this season and
we look forward to a successful season together.”
Supporters will be able to try out the brand-new game on launch
weekend when the popular EA SPORTS Dugout makes a return to Villa
Park for the match against Manchester City. There will be prize
giveaways and mini tournaments held on the day so get down early to
To find out more about EA SPORTS FIFA 14 and to pre-order FIFA
14 today visit
http://www.easports.com/uk/fifa. Fans who
purchase FIFA 14 ‘Ultimate Edition’ on xBox
360® or PS3™ will receive access to 24 FIFA Ultimate Team
gold packs—1 per week for 24 weeks—to help build their
Ultimate Team*. Like at
www.facebook.com/easportsfifa, or follow on
@EASPORTSFIFA for all the up-to-date information.
FIFA 14 is rated PEGI 3. See
www.pegi.info for more information.
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