EA Announces UEFA Champions League in EA SPORTS FIFA 19, Available September 28
Experience the Excitement of the UEFA Champions League Across FIFA 19 With a New Tournament Mode, The Journey: Champions, FIFA Ultimate Team and More
View the FIFA 19 Reveal Trailer Here with the Remixed UEFA Champions League Anthem composed by Hans Zimmer and Featuring Vince Staples
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, at EA PLAY, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced the pinnacle of club football competition is coming to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19* with the integration of the UEFA Champions League, as well as the additions of the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.
“The UEFA Champions League has been one of the most requested features from players for over a decade, and we’re so excited for one of the World’s biggest competitions to join The World’s Game in FIFA 19,” said Aaron McHardy, Executive Producer for EA SPORTS FIFA. “We are elevating the experience this year in so many ways, from integrating UEFA Champions League content across the game, to adding a variety of new features that bring more control to gameplay.”
Fans can achieve glory in the brand-new UEFA Champions League tournament mode featuring all the drama from the group stage through to the illustrious final or play a custom version of the tournament with any European club of their choice included in the game.
In The Journey: Champions*, the dramatic finale of the narrative driven story mode, players will chase the UEFA Champions League trophy as iconic young footballer Alex Hunter, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Alternatively, players can build their dream squad in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team™, featuring live and authentic content from the world's most prestigious club competitions, including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
In PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC gameplay, new features allow players to control the pitch in every moment, from tactical approach to each technical touch, including the all-new Active Touch System that changes the way players receive and strike the ball, 50/50 Battles where reactions and player attributes determine the outcome for winning loose balls across the pitch, the new Dynamic Tactics system gives players greater ability to setup their squads and customize their tactical approach, and more.
Returning as cover star is Cristiano Ronaldo, joined by the Brazilian superstar, Neymar Jr, for the FIFA 19Champions and FIFA 19 Ultimate pre-order editions. Continuing to rack up top honors, Ronaldo took home this year’s Ballon d'Or trophy alongside a historic third consecutive UEFA Champions League title for Real Madrid C.F. making him the first player to win five UEFA Champions League trophies. Neymar Jr debuted with an electrifying first season at Paris Saint-Germain F.C. fresh off a world record transfer last summer. The Brazilian winger was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year and helped Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in their unprecedented domestic quadruple.
Players who pre-order** the Champions Edition for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch™ will get three days early access, up to 20 Jumbo Premium Gold FUT Packs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr FUT Loan Items for seven matches, and more. Pre-order the Ultimate Edition for the digital versions of PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and get up to 40 Jumbo Premium Gold FUT Packs and more. All the pre-order details are available here.
EA Access*** and Origin™ Access Basic*** members can enjoy up to 10 hours of play time as part of the Play First Trial, and Origin Access Premier**** members can jump right into the full game first to get full access on PC starting September 20.
FIFA 19*, is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and will be available worldwide on September 28, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch systems. Join the EA SPORTS FIFA community at Facebook and on Instagram, or follow us on Twitter @easportsfifa.
* FROSTBITE GAME ENGINE AND THE JOURNEY: CHAMPIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 4 AND PC PLATFORM VERSIONS ONLY. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 4, PC AND NINTENDO SWITCH VERSIONS ONLY, SEE HERE https://www.easports.com/fifa/champions-league-features FOR MORE DETAILS. NOT ALL FEATURES AVAILABLE ON ALL PLATFORMS.
** CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OFFER DISCLAIMERS AND PRE-ORDER DETAILS, VISIT https://www.easports.com/fifa/news/2018/fifa-19-pre-order-offers .
*** CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY. SEE ea.com/ea-access/terms AND origin.com/store/origin-access/terms FOR DETAILS.
****CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY; CERTAIN TITLES MAY NOT BE INCLUDED. SEE origin.com/store/origin-access/terms FOR DETAILS.
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EA and Coldwood Unveil and Launch Unravel Two, a Lighthearted Single Player and Co-Op Puzzle Platform Game, Now Available Worldwide
Adventure Through a World of Wonder with Two Yarnys; Available Today for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC
View the Unravel Two Trailer
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coldwood and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), at EA PLAY in Los Angeles today, for the first time ever, instantly revealed and launched Unravel TM Two . The innovative new single player and co-op puzzle platformer comes from the Swedish studio that brought to life Yarny, the tiny red woolen character that captured the hearts of players in 2015 with the hit indie game, Unravel. Unravel Two builds off of the original game and centers on the bond between two Yarnys, which can be played as a single player or local co-op drop-in/drop-out experience, available beginning today. The two Yarnys will need to support one another as they work through tricky trials and traverse between beautiful natural landscapes and intricate urban environments, with the surroundings blossoming into new life as they embark on an adventure together.
“Unravel Two is about the new bonds that form when we cut ties to the past,” said Martin Sahlin, Creative Director at Coldwood. “Like Unravel, it is a deeply personal game for the studio and our passion and life experiences are intertwined in the fabric of the journey players and their Yarnys will embark on. Unravel Two is about the unbreakable bond between friends and how hope and love can make the world around us a better place.”
Unravel Two features an evocative story filled with energy, intrigue, and inspiration, as well as ominous threats. Players can customize their own Yarnys by helping others in Unravel Two, as they jump, slide, swing and run along their adventure with two Yarnys side-by-side or joined together, always. The engaging and lighthearted story of Unravel Two demonstrates the power of positivity in the face of uncertainty.
Unravel Two is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and so now available worldwide for $19.99 on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Origin for PC. EA Access* and Origin Access* members can play the beginning of Unravel Two, starting today.
To find out more on Unravel Two, please visit the website. To join the conversation on Unravel Two, please follow us on Twitter.
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Triumph as One in Anthem, Launching February 22
Pre-Order Now for VIP Demo Access and more
Watch the EA PLAY Trailer Here
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, at EA PLAY, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) revealed that Anthem™ , the brand-new IP from BioWare’s renowned team, will launch on Feb 22, 2019. Anthem is a social, connected Action-RPG with cooperative multiplayer at its heart. Players customize an array of powered Javelin exosuits and team up to face a dangerous and ever-changing world through exploration and combat.
In Anthem, up to four players explore and battle in a dangerous, mysterious place populated by great characters and a unique BioWare story. Players will also create stories of their own while they play, so no two journeys are the same. Javelin exosuits make their pilots powerful heroes in the world, with awesome weapons and incredible special abilities that allow for combat and exploration in a hostile environment. Players will be able to customize and personalize their suits with unique paint jobs and gear so they’ll have the right tools to confront almost any situation, and look good doing it.
Players excited to enter the dangerous world of Anthem are now able to pre-order the game. Those who dowill receive VIP demo access and a unique in-game Founders banner. Those who pre-order the Anthemstandard edition will also receive a legendary weapon and the Legion of Dawn Armor Pack for the Ranger Javelin as part of their pre-order content. In addition, those who purchase the Legion of Dawn Edition of Anthem for pre-order or after launch will also receive the full set of Legion of Dawn Armor Packs (including the Ranger Javelin Legion of Dawn Armor Pack), a Ranger Javelin gear attachment, the digital soundtrack and more.*
Anthem is developed by BioWare and will be available worldwide February 22 for Origin for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Origin Access Premier members can be the first to play the full game with unlimited access on PC starting February 15, and EA Access and Origin Access Basic members can enjoy up to 10 hours of play time as part of the Play First Trial.†
Fans who wish to learn more about Anthem can visit the official website, as well as get the latest news and updates on Twitter and Facebook.
*Conditions and restrictions apply. See https://www.ea.com/games/anthem/pre-order-disclaimer for details.
†CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY. SEE ea.com/ea-access/terms AND origin.com/store/origin-access/terms FOR DETAILS.
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The Journey Down is out on Playstation 4 and Xbox One!
Today is a big day for the Skygoblins!
Like most kids, we grew up spending countless hours playing video games on every console we could get our hands on. I always wondered where those magic games came from and who made them. Even today I honestly have no idea how they made games back then, probably with assembly code and voodoo magic, and I guess a lot of them came from Japan.
But anyhow! Thanks to our dear friends on Blitworks, we just released The Journey Down for XBox One and Playstation 4 so hip hip hooray to us! Oh, and one more thing :) There is also a Nintendo Switch version coming soon!
If you want to know more about how TJD found its way to the consoles, you can check out the video above or read about it on our dev blog:
Thanks for reading!
/Skygoblin (Mathias, Henrik & Theo)
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WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND IO INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCE HITMAN™ 2
Acclaimed Franchise Returns with Hyper-Detailed Sandboxes for Agent 47
Featuring New Locations Across the Globe that Offer Endless Interactive Possibilities for Players
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and independent game developer, IO Interactive, today announced HITMAN™ 2, the follow-up to the acclaimed international video game, HITMAN™. Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandboxes full of living, breathing environments to explore, HITMAN™ 2 offers players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilising an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events. HITMAN™ 2 will be available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, Xbox One X, Xbox One and PC beginning 13th November 2018.
The official HITMAN™ 2 Announcement Trailer can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/YD1ttZ-JRP0
The official HITMAN™ 2 Livestream Reveal can be viewed here: https://live.wbgames.com/
“We are thrilled to partner with IO Interactive on HITMAN™ 2 and bring the latest game in this iconic franchise to the passionate HITMAN™ fanbase and new players,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “IO Interactive has done a fantastic job with the Hitman franchise, and this new game will provide a distinct gameplay experience for players to be creative in larger sandbox locations.”
“We are very proud to announce HITMAN™ 2 as the next exciting chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination. Building on the success of our previous game, HITMAN™ 2 introduces exciting new features, new modes and franchise firsts to make for a larger and richer game,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive. “We couldn’t have wished for a better partner than Warner Bros. to bring this game to our passionate community and introduce new players to our universe. Welcome back 47!”
HITMAN™ 2 takes players on a global adventure across a mix of bustling international locations, including a vibrant Miami setting with the colorful ambience of an in-progress motorsport race bringing a new backdrop to the series. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, each intricate location provides multiple paths to discover and unparalleled game depth.
Continuing the ultimate spy thriller story, HITMAN™ 2 allows players to take on the role of the masterful Agent 47 and embark on a mission to hunt the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia once and for all. However, when 47 learns the hidden truth about his past, nothing will ever be the same.
HITMAN™ 2 introduces new ways to play with the Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman™ series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Sniper Assassin can also be enjoyed in a single player mode for those who want to play as Agent 47.
Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the HITMAN™ 2 Standard, Gold or Collector’s Edition. The HITMAN™ 2 Standard Edition is available for pre-order now. The HITMAN™ 2 Gold Edition is available for pre-order now exclusively at GAME. The HITMAN™ 2 Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order soon.
As an additional pre-order bonus, full game early access will be available for Gold or Collector’s Edition owners four days before release. For more information, visit www.hitman.com.
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