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NCAA Football 13 is Available Today

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Electronic Arts Inc.,. announced today thatEA SPORTS NCAA Football 13 is now available in North American retail stores. For the first time ever, fans can experience the thrill of playing with some of college football’s greatest athletes in the new Heisman® Challenge mode. New additions to Dynasty mode and a major gameplay overhaul combine to create the most immersive college football game ever.  Furthermore, NCAA Football 13revels in the passion and pageantry of college football with new traditions, mascots, fan chants and more.

The all-new Heisman Challenge mode features NCAA Football 13 cover athletes Robert Griffin III and Barry Sanders, alongside other former Heisman winners from throughout the history of college football – such as Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie, Desmond Howard and more. Players can put each of these legends on any team they wish, chasing the dream of winning the Heisman with their favorite athlete on their favorite team. Fans can also utilize the brand new Reaction Time feature to literally slow down the on-field action in order to find holes at the line of scrimmage, exploit mismatches in the secondary and decimate the competition. Players will need every advantage they can get as they chase the record-setting seasons posted by the Heisman winners and attempt to capture the hardware once more.

This year’s game also features the most dynamic integration ever with ESPN. During Dynasty mode games, fans will see the genuine ESPN Bottom Line ticker and can watch it update with info from contests going on around the country in real time. Priority Score Alerts, Upset Alerts, upcoming matchups and more will provide fans with a complete picture of what’s happening in the college football landscape in any given week. The introduction of live Studio Updates adds an exciting new element to Dynasty mode, as ESPN analyst Rece Davis interjects at key moments to showcase the scores and matchups that are making waves around the nation.

In addition, new gameplay innovations make the passing game more enjoyable than ever. Revamped passing trajectories and over 400 new catch animations create more opportunities than ever to carve up opposing defenses through the air. Also, new passing icons indicate when receivers are looking for the ball and ready to make a play, so digital QBs will need to be aware and only make the pass when the receiver is ready.

The improvements extend to both sides of the ball, as the new read and react defensive AI ensures that defenders must see the ball before they attempt to make a play on it. However, the defense will now disguise its coverage before the snap, making it more challenging for players to determine how opponents will attack. All these upgrades in both offense and defense allow NCAA Football 13 to deliver the game college football fans have been waiting for.

NCAA Football 13 continues to capture the spirit of college football, introducing even more mascots, traditions and cheerleaders than ever before. Boiler Up with the Purdue Boilermaker Special and cheer the Trojans with the USC Song Girls; or chant Boomer Sooner and Texas Fight alongside actual, live-recorded crowds. Players can also enjoy all-new presentations and celebrations for conference championships and rivalry trophies, resulting in what is truly the most passionate edition of NCAA Football ever.

Fans have the opportunity to take a look behind-the-scenes with The Making of NCAA Football 13presented by Dove Men + Care on July 24 at 8:30 pm ET on ESPNU.  This exclusive special showcases the people and the technology behind this year’s edition of the storied college football franchise.