GUILDFORD, UK. – March 2, 2012 – Electronic Arts Inc. announced that EA SPORTS ™ SSX ™ is available in retail stores throughout the UK today. For the first time ever SSX, what IGN® calls “An amazing, exhilarating ride” and “The game this generation has been missing”, is available in high definition on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. One of the most critically-acclaimed titles coming out of E3, SSX is currently featured on 15 ‘Most Anticipated Games of 2012’ lists.
“We’re extremely proud to finally bring back the SSX franchise, one of the greatest wholly-owned IP franchises from EA SPORTS,” said Dean Richards, General Manager, Team & Action Sports, EA SPORTS. “We’ve built SSX with the latest technologies giving it a more modern look and feel, but everyone who has played it has agreed – this is 100 percent SSX at its core.”
A modern day reinvention of one of the most critically acclaimed arcade franchises of all-time, SSX will allow players to experience the franchise’s signature fun and adrenaline-packed gameplay across iconic regions all over the world. Using NASA topographical satellite data, SSX has a massive world for players to explore. Throughout nine expansive regions, SSX packs reality-defying gameplay into every run letting players Race, Trick, and Survive as they descend huge open mountains. In addition, Explore, Global Events and RiderNet – the SSX recommendation engine - headline an online feature set that will redefine social competition for gamers, making it fun and easy to compete with friends with no lobbies or wait times.
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For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game communities, please visit http://www.ea.com/uk/ssx to connect, share and compete. To download assets for EA SPORTS SSX, please visit the EA press site at http://www.ea.gamespress.com
EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA JAM basketball, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf , and EA SPORTS Active. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.
*March 15, 2012 in Japan
About Electronic Arts
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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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