REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 12, 2012 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today its North American pre-order* offers for the highly anticipated EA SPORTS™ NHL® 13. The pre-order offers available span across several of NHL 13’s most played game modes, including: Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT), EA SPORTS Hockey League (EASHL) and Be A Pro. NHL 13 will be available on September 11, 2012 in North America.

Pre-Order Offers by Retailer

GameStop/EB Games: Players will receive 1 Gold HUT pack per week for 16 weeks (September – December 2012).*

Best Buy/Future Shop: Players will receive in-game Reebok 20K package. The package includes in-game gloves, stick, skates and a boost to enhance a Be a Pro and EASHL player.* Players will receive in-game BAUER gloves, stick, skates and boost to enhance a Be a Pro and EASHL player.*

Origin: Receive in-game Goalie boost to enhance a Be a Pro and EASHL goalie.*

Headlined by allnew True Performance Skating, and supported by an innovative new A.I. system dubbed EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q., NHL 13 will deliver a revamped gameplay experience that accurately captures the speed, creativity and strategy of NHL hockey. In addition, NHL 13 will also deliver new experiences that connect hockey fans to their friends and the real world of hockey with the all-new GM Connected and NHL Moments Live modes.

NHL 13 Stanley Cup® Collector’s Edition Available for Pre-Order**

Celebrate over 20 years of EA SPORTS NHL hockey with the first ever collector’s edition on this console generation. With Stanley Cup® inspired offerings valued at over $40, the NHL 13 Stanley Cup Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Exclusive collectible Stanley Cup tin featuring an embossed Stanley Cup image
  • Two Stanley Cup® Theme HUT packs featuring randomized player items from the Western and Eastern Conference Champions
  • Gold Jumbo HUT Pack (Regular) featuring 24 randomized items, including an exclusive Wayne Gretzky HUT Legend and six other rare items
  • A CCM Boost Pack featuring the all-new CCM RBZ stick (For use in Be a Pro and EASHL).
  • A 10% discount on a one-time purchase at
  • A copy of NHL 13

MSRP for Collector’s Edition: $79.99

* Pre-order offers expire September 11, 2012. Conditions and restrictions apply. For details, please visit:

** Pre-order expires September 11, 2012. While supplies last.

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