NCAA Football 13 Storms out of the Tunnel Today
College Football Legends Featured for the First Time in Franchise
History in the New Heisman Challenge Mode
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that EA
Football 13 is now available in North American retail
stores. For the first time ever, fans can experience the thrill of
playing with some of college football's greatest athletes in the new
Heisman® Challenge mode. New additions to Dynasty mode and a major
gameplay overhaul combine to create the most immersive college football
game ever. Furthermore, NCAA Football 13 revels in the passion
and pageantry of college football with new traditions, mascots, fan
chants and more.
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The all-new Heisman Challenge mode features NCAA Football 13 cover
athletes Robert Griffin III and Barry Sanders, alongside other former
Heisman winners from throughout the history of college football — such
as Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie, Desmond Howard and more. Players can
put each of these legends on any team they wish, chasing the dream of
winning the Heisman with their favorite athlete on their favorite team.
Fans can also utilize the brand new Reaction Time feature to literally
slow down the on-field action in order to find holes at the line of
scrimmage, exploit mismatches in the secondary and decimate the
competition. Players will need every advantage they can get as they
chase the record-setting seasons posted by the Heisman winners and
attempt to capture the hardware once more.
This year's game also features the most dynamic integration ever with
ESPN. During Dynasty mode games, fans will see the genuine ESPN Bottom
Line ticker and can watch it update with info from contests going on
around the country in real time. Priority Score Alerts, Upset Alerts,
upcoming matchups and more will provide fans with a complete picture of
what's happening in the college football landscape in any given week.
The introduction of live Studio Updates adds an exciting new element to
Dynasty mode, as ESPN analyst Rece Davis interjects at key moments to
showcase the scores and matchups that are making waves around the nation.
In addition, new gameplay innovations make the passing game more
enjoyable than ever. Revamped passing trajectories and over 400 new
catch animations create more opportunities than ever to carve up
opposing defenses through the air. Also, new passing icons indicate when
receivers are looking for the ball and ready to make a play, so digital
QBs will need to be aware and only make the pass when the receiver is
The improvements extend to both sides of the ball, as the new read and
react defensive AI ensures that defenders must see the ball before they
attempt to make a play on it. However, the defense will now disguise its
coverage before the snap, making it more challenging for players to
determine how opponents will attack. All these upgrades in both offense
and defense allow NCAA Football 13 to deliver the game college
football fans have been waiting for.
NCAA Football 13 continues to capture the spirit of college
football, introducing even more mascots, traditions and cheerleaders
than ever before. Boiler Up with the Purdue Boilermaker Special and
cheer the Trojans with the USC Song Girls; or chant Boomer Sooner and
Texas Fight alongside actual, live-recorded crowds. Players can also
enjoy all-new presentations and celebrations for conference
championships and rivalry trophies, resulting in what is truly the most
passionate edition of NCAA Football ever.
Fans have the opportunity to take a look behind-the-scenes with The
Making of NCAA Football 13 presented by Dove Men + Care
on July 24 at 8:30 pm ET on ESPNU. This exclusive special showcases the
people and the technology behind this year's edition of the storied
college football franchise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY9r3GWJ4WI
Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, and licensed by The
Collegiate Licensing Company, a division of IMG College, NCAA
Football 13 is now available on the Xbox 360® videogame and
entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment
system. For more information about NCAA Football 13, please
Press assets are available at http://ncaafootball13.newslinevine.com/.
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Press assets for NCAA Football 13 are available at http://info.ea.com.
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 220 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.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and
universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities
for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member
colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes
compete in NCAA Championships in Division I, II and III sports. For more
information, go to www.ncaa.com.
About The Collegiate Licensing Company
CLC is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG.
Founded in 1981, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate trademark
licensing agency in the U.S. and currently represents nearly 200
colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, The Heisman
Trophy and the NCAA. The mission of CLC is to be the guiding force in
collegiate trademark licensing and one of the top sports licensing firms
in the country. CLC is dedicated to being a center of excellence in
providing licensing services of the highest quality to its member
institutions, licensees, retailers and consumers. Headquartered in
Atlanta (Ga.), CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which
employs a staff of more than 80 licensing professionals who provide
full-service capabilities in brand protection, brand management, and
brand development. For more information on CLC, visit: www.clc.com
About NCAA Football
NCAA Football USA, Inc. represents a coalition of the American Football
Coaches Association (AFCA), the Collegiate Commissioners Association
(CCA), the Football Bowl Association (FBA), the National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Collegiate
Athletics Association (NCAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF)
and serves as the collective voice to promote college football. NCAA
Football is managed by IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide. For
more information on NCAA Football, visit www.NCAAFootball.com.
About the Heisman Trophy Trust
The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college
football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of
excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with
diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures
the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore,
has a charitable mission to support amateur athletics and to provide
greater opportunities to the youth of our country. Our goal through
these charitable endeavors is for the Heisman Trophy to symbolize the
fostering of a sense of community responsibility and service to our
youth, especially those disadvantaged or afflicted. For more information
on the Heisman Trophy, our charitable mission or for tickets to the
Heisman weekend events please visit www.Heisman.com.
EA SPORTS, SSX, The Sims 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. The "Officially Licensed Collegiate Products" label is the exclusive
property of The Collegiate Licensing Company. The "Collegiate Licensed
Product" label is the property of the Independent Labeling Group. All
names, logos, team icons, and mascots associated with the NCAA,
universities, bowls and conferences are the exclusive properties of the
respective institutions. NCAA is a registered trademark of National
Collegiate Athletic Association and the NCAA Football logo is a
registered trademark of the NCAA licensed to NCAA Football USA, Inc. The
Heisman Memorial Trophy and all affiliated service marks are federally
registered trademarks of the Heisman Trophy Trust. John Madden,
NFL, FIFA, NHL, NBA, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are the property of their
respective owners and used with permission. Xbox and Xbox 360 are
trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under
license from Microsoft. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
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