EA SPORTS All-Play games plan their play-dates

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EA SPORTS timetabled its commitment to the newly-established "All-Play" branch of games designed from the ground up for the Wii.  EA SPORTS All-Play plans to bring the label's top five sports franchises to the nunchuk-loving platform this year.
  • NCAA Football 09 All-Play -- release date: July 15, 2008
  • Madden NFL 09 All-Play -- release date:  August 12, 2008
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 All-Play -- release date:  August 26, 2008
  • NBA LIVE 09 All-Play -- release date:  October 7, 2008
  • FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play -- release date:  October 14, 2008
No announcement when or if the EA SPORTS-developed line of NASCAR racing games will wheel its way to the Wii.



NCAA Football 09 All-Play, Available in July, Launches

New Wii Initiative

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - June 26, 2008 - Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:
ERTS) has unveiled new game details and the unique line-look for its "EA
SPORTST All-Play" products shipping this summer and fall for the WiiT.
Designed for social play and featuring unique controls, distinct
presentation and a style of play that is inviting to players of all skill
levels, EA SPORTS will ship five "All-Play" games in 2008, including next
month's NCAAR Football 09 All-Play.

"The Wii platform and the Wii consumer are looking for a very unique sports
experience," said Peter Moore, president of EA SPORTS.  "We're excited to
take five of our most popular franchises and develop them from the ground up
exclusively for the Wii, with unique controls, unique presentation, unique
modes and even unique packaging. Whether you're an EA SPORTS veteran or a
rookie gamer, EA SPORTS All-Play levels the playing field and delivers a
fresh new gaming experience."

EA SPORTS will ship the following games, all with an MSRP of $49.99, this
fall under the "All-Play" descriptor:

NCAA Football 09 All-Play

Release Date: July 15, 2008

NCAA Football 09 All-Play debuts on the Wii in July with stylized gameplay
that is quick and easy for fans to jump in and out of great head-to-head
action.  The game features All-Play controls, a multiplayer social
experience that allows novice users to compete against advanced players and
still enjoy success.  All-Play controls are designed for the more novice
fans, but also feature a traditional default setting for the more seasoned
veterans.  NCAA Football 09 All-Play features nearly 200 schools, making it
the most authentic college sports gaming experience available for the Wii.

Madden NFL 09 All-Play

Release Date: August 12, 2008

Madden NFL 09 All-Play features fun, approachable and innovative gameplay by
unleashing the power of the Wii Remote through the all-new EA SPORTS Call
Your Shots feature.  Call Your Shots allows the player to create his or her
own plays on the fly and direct receivers where they should run.  Gamers of
all skill levels can also enjoy an all-new fast paced 5-on-5 mode which has
a reduced field length and big head NFL players.  Experienced Madden players
or rookies to the game can utilize the all-new play calling system.  No
matter the skill level, players can be competitive with three playbooks to
choose from, ranging from Easy to Advanced.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 All-Play

Release Date: August 26, 2008

Tiger Woods PGA TOURR 09 All-Play features personalized coaching from Tiger
Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney and all types of gamers can pick up this
game and have a fun and challenging experience.  Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09
All-Play features new graphics and user interface while also incorporating
interactive and social mini-games.  The standing swing control, the most
"true to life" golf mechanic you can find in any videogame, truly takes
advantage of the Wii console's unique control scheme.  The game will also
feature online play for the first time with Simultaneous Online Play that
allows up to four players the ability to play each hole at the same time.

NBA LIVE 09 All-Play

Release Date: October 7, 2008 (North America); October 14, 2008

Step onto the court and into the fun with a unique basketball experience
designed exclusively for the Wii. NBA LIVE 09 All-Play offers more action,
more often, with an over-the-top basketball experience designed with
everyone in mind. Improved responsiveness and more control options make this
game easier and more fun to play than ever before.

FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play

Release Date: October 14, 2008

Step onto the pitch and play a unique soccer experience exclusively for the
Wii. Enjoy FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play one of two ways-a Wii-specific take on
the classic '11 vs. 11' simulation or over-the-top '8 vs. 8'
arcade action. Play with your MiiT alongside your heroes Ronaldinho, Wayne
Rooney and other soccer stars created as customized characters in an arcade
version of the beautiful game. Steal the ball and make outrageous shots by
simply waving your Wii Remote. You've never played soccer like this before!
Plus, play Footii Party Games called Table Soccer and Boot It for more great
fun with family and friends.

EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world,
with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL Football, FIFA
Soccer, NHLR hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAAR Football, Tiger Woods PGA
TOURR and NASCARR racing.
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