First Time Ever On iOS, Popular FIFA 13 HD Console Game Mode Lets Fans Compete with Fantasy Teams On The Go
London, UK.– November 29, 2012– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA SPORTS™ has developed FIFA Ultimate Team for the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®, enabling mobile gaming fans to build, manage and compete with their fantasy team of the world’s best football stars. Gamers can now take control and hit the pitch in the most authentic football game on the App Store with new features and stunning graphics enhanced for the iPhone 5, as well as dominate the leaderboards with Game Center. FIFA Ultimate Team—one of the most popular game modes in FIFA 13 on HD consoles—is available now for the first time ever for iOS on the App Store as a free* game mode expansion to all players who own FIFA 13 on iOS, bringing expanded content and popular gameplay fans having been asking for. FIFA Ultimate Team on iOS is a separate game experience from FIFA Ultimate Team on HD Consoles and PC.
In FIFA Ultimate Team players can build a squad of the world's greatest football superstars by earning, buying, trading and bidding for coveted players with other Ultimate Team gamers around the world, choosing everything from their play style, formation and kits. Fans can create and strategically craft squads to get the best chemistry and team rating, manage multiple squads, and then take their squads onto the pitch to compete in single-player tournaments which are updated weekly. Fans can also test their skills against the most powerful clubs in regular Team of the Week challenges. By winning matches and tournaments, fans earn coins that can be used to acquire new players and items to continually improve their fantasy team.
FIFA 13 was the biggest global launch-day performance of any game on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in EA history, and is currently tracking +35% year-over-year based on title downloads**. The game delivers the authenticity and innovation that the FIFA franchise is known for. In addition to the new FIFA Ultimate team mode, players are able to compete with friends anytime, anywhere using Online Multiplayer and rise to the top of the Leaderboards playing with superstars like Messi and Benzema against friends or other competitors in the FIFA online world. Plus, EA SPORTS Football Club connects players to the real-world competitions, enabling fans to support their favorite club as well as connect with friends, rivals and millions of other players around the world. Fans earn experience points and level up to build status and can relive crucial real-world football events through regular challenges so that FIFA 13 plays like the real-world season.
FIFA 13 is available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.. FIFA 13 trailers, screenshots and fact sheet are available at www.eagames.co.uk/press.
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* FIFA 13 iOS is required and sold seperately
** according to internal sales data
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