Guildford, UK. – July 1, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc. announced today the biggest pre-order* incentive in the franchise’s history as FIFA 12 hits stores September 27 in North America and September 30 worldwide.
UK fans who pre-order FIFA 12: Ultimate Edition exclusively available from GAME or Gamestation on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system or Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system will receive 24 FIFA 12 Ultimate Team Gold packs (4 per month for six months) to build their dream club in FIFA 12 Ultimate Team. UK fans who pre-order the FIFA 12: Special Edition from other UK retailers will receive 18 FIFA 12 Ultimate Team Gold packs (3 per month for six months). FIFA 12 UItimate Team will be available this October, and both editions will be available to pre-order until September 30, 2011.
FIFA 12 Ultimate Team is a massive online community of fans building, managing and competing with their ultimate football team from the world’s best players in FIFA 12.
FIFA 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine that delivers real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world of football make FIFA 12 deeper and more engaging. All-new Precision Dribbling creates a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions in attack, and more control over the pace of the game. Innovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism.
Defending is now as strategic as attacking with all-new Tactical Defending, which fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling. Plus, CPU players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, the next generation of player intelligence and performance.
FIFA 12 will be available for the PlayStation3, Xbox 360, Wii™, PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone®, iPad™, and iPod® touch. The game has not yet been rated. Screenshots are available at http://info.ea.com.
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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.
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