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EA SPORTS Madden NFL 13 and FIFA Soccer 13 Available Now for Wii U



  EA SPORTS Madden NFL 13 and FIFA Soccer 13 Available Now for Wii U

      Exclusive Features Using GamePad Create New Ways To Play On Wii U

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- November 19, 2012

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) yesterday launched Madden NFL 13 and FIFA
Soccer 13 on  Wii U™ in North America, bringing two of gaming’s biggest
franchises to Nintendo’s brand-new console. With beautiful HD graphics and
exclusive new features using the Wii U GamePad™, Madden NFL 13 Wii U and FIFA
Soccer 13 Wii U deliver authentic experiences and new ways to play.

“We’re very proud to be offering our two most popular sports franchises to a
brand new audience,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President, EA SPORTS.
“Both the Madden NFL and FIFA development teams have created new and different
ways to play and we believe fans will really enjoy the unique experience they
can get only on Wii U.”

Madden NFL 13 Wii U offers several features exclusive to the Wii U, including
streamlined playcalling, personnel management, and more — all directed from
the innovative touchscreen of the Wii U GamePad. Utilizing the GamePad, fans
can quickly and easily make pre-play adjustments, such as creating new
offensive and defensive hot routes simply by tracing on the screen, or
swapping personnel by tapping a position and then choosing the substitute to
bring into the game. Playcalling is also streamlined, as fans can tap and
swipe their way to the perfect play for any situation. Another innovative,
exclusive feature of Madden NFL 13 Wii U is Detached Mode, which allows true
enthusiasts to play the game completely on the Wii U GamePad, freeing up the
television for other programming. Ultimately, Madden NFL 13 Wii U  brings next
generation innovation and gameplay, to a Nintendo platform like never before.

In addition, Madden NFL 13 Wii U includes the all-new Connected Careers mode
where players can build their own legacy as a player or a coach — or relive
the glory of an all-time legend. The game also showcases fan-favorite features
like Total Control Passing, read and react defensive AI and the new broadcast
team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. It all comes together to create the most
interactive, intuitive and impressive Madden NFL game yet.

FIFA Soccer 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 Soccer 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 defense-splitting runs. Analyze 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 favorite 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, 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.

Madden NFL 13 and FIFA Soccer 13 on  Wii U  are rated “E” for Everyone by the
ESRB and are available for $59.99. Madden NFL 13 is developed in Orlando,
Florida by EA Tiburon while FIFA Soccer 13 is developed by EA Canada. To learn
more about Madden NFL 13 Wii U, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl. For
Madden NFL 13 Wii U assets, visit:
http://maddennfl13.newslinevine.com/wii-U.html. Join more than 10 million fans
in the EA SPORTS FIFA soccer community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa
or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/easportsfifa. The FIFA Soccer 13
website is http://www.ea.com/ca/fifa-soccer-13. Assets for both games are
available at http://info.ea.com.

FIFA Soccer 13 Wii U will launch in Europe on November 30 and in Japan on
December 7. The game is rated PEGI 3+.

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

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 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.

Contact:

Electronic Arts Inc.
Madden NFL 13
Julie Foster, 407-386-5184
Sr. Communications Manager
jfoster@ea.com
or
Madden NFL 13
Brad Hilderbrand, 407-386-4246
Communications Specialist
bhilderbrand@ea.com
or
FIFA Soccer 13
Steve Frost, 604-456-5067
Communications Manager
sfrost@ea.com
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