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NHL 15 hits the ice on September 9

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The "new generation" of EA Canada's NHL 15 is scheduled to arrive in stores on September 9 in North America and on September 12 in Europe, EA has announced. NHL 15 is coming to Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3.

EA's pre-order plan for NHL 15 is intricate and varying based on retailer. As previously announced, "a minimum $15 value" in content for NHL 15's Ultimate Team mode – EA's staple card-based squad developing feature – is the pre-order bonus for most retailers. Putting money down at EB Games and GameStop raises the value of Ultimate Team content to $24. A press release announcing the game's street date adds players can "kickstart their hockey experience with the NHL 15 Ultimate Edition," featuring $40 of added value of exclusive content for Ultimate Team.

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EA SPORTS NHL 15 Ushers in a New Generation of Hockey Videogames This September

Pre-order to Receive a Minimum $15 Value of Hockey Ultimate Team Content

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA SPORTSTM NHL® 15 will kick off a new generation of hockey videogames, skating into retailers on September 9, 2014 in North America and September 12, 2014 in Europe. From the ice, to the fans, to the presentation, NHL 15 brings to life the sights, sounds and feel of the fastest team sport on the planet like no other game before. Watch the NHL 15 Official E3 gameplay trailer now. Fans who pre-order the game will receive a minimum $15 value of Hockey Ultimate Team content. In addition, gamers can also kickstart their hockey experience with the NHL 15 Ultimate Edition that comes with over $40 added value of exclusive content for Hockey Ultimate Team. Learn more on the NHL 15 website.

"This is the start of a new era for the award-winning NHL videogame franchise," said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS NHL. "New technology gives us the freedom and horsepower to change almost every part of the game. From the way players look and move on the ice, to the unrivaled electricity of the in-arena experience, to the sights and sounds of an all new broadcast team, NHL 15 brings the game we love to life in ways that were never possible before."

In NHL 15, fans will see the most realistic looking and skating hockey players ever in a videogame, along with the most detailed and authentic representation of the game of hockey itself. 12 Player NHL Collision Physics and Real Puck Physics capture the hard hitting chaos and unpredictability of the sport. Gamers can look, move, play and think like a real hockey player with all new authentic player modelling and an evolved arsenal of tools, including the Superstar Skill Stick and Vision AI that allow for an unprecedented level of control and elevated player intelligence.

Witness the sights and sounds of authentic arenas across the National Hockey League, as 9,000 individual crowd models, the most ever in a sports videogame, hang on every play called by an all-new commentary team of Mike 'Doc' Emrick and Eddie Olczyk from NBC Sports. TSN analyst Ray Ferraro will provide insights at ice level. In addition, a new partnership with NBC Sports brings a world class broadcast package to the game.

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