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access_time July 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM in Culture by Sean Garmer

EA Sports and Tottenham Hotspur Announce Video Game Partnership

Electronic Arts and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club announced today they have agreed to a three-year partnership that will make EA SPORTS the Official Video Game Partner of the English Premier League club.

Tottenham Hotspur will visit the United States for a three match pre-season tour that will see them play LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls on July 24 and 31, respectively, as well as taking on Premier League opponents Liverpool in Baltimore on July 28.

EA SPORTS will be conducting 3D head scans of Tottenham Hotspur players at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station NY. This will enable the FIFA development team to capture high-quality and authentic 3D digital player models for future versions of the FIFA videogame.

Over the course of the partnership, Tottenham Hotspur and EA will develop a range of initiatives to entertain and engage fans both at White Hart Lane and more widely across their media channels. This includes exclusive videos featuring Tottenham Hotspur players, the ability for fans to predict match outcomes using the EA SPORTS game engine, and exclusive tournament footage taken from the club’s Training Center to determine the best FIFA 13 player in the squad. In addition, EA SPORTS will create a special Tottenham Hotspur game packaging sleeve for FIFA 13, which fans will be able to download from the club website prior to the games launch.

Tottenham Hotspur joins seven other English Premier League teams that have become club partners with EA SPORTS. The other club partners are Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Newcastle, and Manchester City.

FIFA 13 will be available in stores in North America on September 25, and world-wide on September 28 for the PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii, PC, PS2, Nintendo 3DS, PSP, and for the first time on mobile devices iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.


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