UEFA Euro 2012: coming this spring

by: Nathaniel -
Do you like soccer?

Are you going to be in Poland and/or the Ukraine this summer?

If the answer to both of those is yes, then surely you know that UEFA Euro 2012 is being held in Poland and the Ukraine this summer (if you don't understand the organizational alphabet soup that is "UEFA" just think of it as "the European national soccer championship tournament" or "the World Cup, but only for European teams").  Not only will it determine bragging rights for the next four years among Europe's finest national football squads, but it's coming to an Xbox 360, PC, or PS3 near you as a downloadable expansion to FIFA 12.  It will run a hefty $19.99 (1800 MS Point on the 360/2,500 FIFA points on the PC) when it's released on April 25th, so expect it to be pretty meaty.

To learn more, follow the jump.

EA CELEBRATES UEFA EURO 2012 WITH EXCLUSIVE RELEASE OF OFFICIALLY LICENSED VIDEOGAME

EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 Digital Expansion Pack To FIFA Soccer 12
Gives Fans The Best Way To Experience The Drama Of The Real-World Tournament


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 29, 2012 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that EA SPORTS™ will celebrate UEFA EURO 2012™ with the only officially licensed videogame of the 2012 European Football Championship which begins June 8 in Poland and Ukraine. EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012™ will be available as a paid digital expansion pack to fans who own EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 12 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and PC. The videogame will be available to fans beginning April 24, 2012.

EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 recreates all the drama and excitement of the official tournament with all 53 UEFA member national teams, all eight official stadiums in the tournament, and all the pageantry and atmosphere of one of the largest and most-watched sporting events on the planet. Fans will be able to compete online* for national pride and glory as their favourite European country in the UEFA EURO 2012™ tournament against rival nations in the group stage, progress through the sudden victory knockout rounds, and ultimately compete for the chance to be crowned UEFA EURO 2012™ champion. Plus, a live service will drive real-life story lines from the UEFA EURO 2012™ qualifying campaign and during the tournament into the game, enabling fans to relive dramatic moments with challenges based on real-life matches. Challenges will enable fans to earn experience points and level up their EA SPORTS Football Club profile.

“This game will tap into the passion fans have for their national teams by capturing all of the national rivalries in-game, and re-creating all the emotion of the UEFA EURO 2012™ tournament,” said Producer Sebastian Enrique. “We are utilizing the best-playing FIFA Soccer videogame ever, driving live, digital content created from the biggest headlines from the tournament into the game, and offering an exclusive new mode that will challenge gamers in unique and compelling ways.”

The all-new Expedition Mode designed exclusively for UEFA EURO 2012 enables fans to build, manage and compete with a customized team against other European nations, crafting the perfect strategy for European domination. Fans will choose their favourite European player or FIFA Soccer 12 Virtual Pro to captain their customized team, win matches to earn better players from defeated nations, and then defeat the best nations to earn the best players in a campaign quest to defeat all 53 countries and complete the journey to conquer Europe.

UEFA EURO 2012 is developed by EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C. It is scheduled for release on April 24, 2012 in North America and Europe, and April 25 in other countries around the world. The manufacturer suggested retail price is $19.99, 1800 MS Points and 2,500 FIFA Points on PC. UEFA EURO 2012 is rated “E” for Everyone and PEGI 3+. For more information visit: http://www.ea.com/soccer/euro12

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