Friday, September 18, 2009
FIFA 10 Advert
Guildford, UK.,18th September 2009, This Sunday EA SPORTS will kick-off its FIFA 10 marketing campaign with a one-off TV screening of the full two minute advert entitled ‘How Big Can Football Get’. An all-star football cast will showcase their FIFA skills during the second half-time break of the Manchester derby, live on Sky Sports 1 this Sunday. On the final whistle the advert can be viewed at www.easports.co.uk/fifa.
The advert starts pre-match with Wayne Rooney, Karim Benzema, Xavi, a host of other pro football players including Theo Walcott, Tim Cahill, Bastian Schweinsteiger, FIFA gamers, and football fans preparing to kick-off in locations all over the world. The intensity of their matches grows and the pace quickens, leading ultimately to huge celebrations, huge disappointments, and all of the emotions typical of Richter Scale-sized football matches. With gamers, pros, and fans all taking part, the campaign shows how FIFA10 connects people throughout all levels of football and gaming culture.
The TV campaign from Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam asks the question ‘How Big Can Football Get?’ inspired by staggering game-play statistics which illustrate the vast number of people already participating in football through the EA SPORTS’ FIFA franchise. The campaign encourages more people to join the football movement through the invitational proposition “LET’S FIFA” that has been carried over from the successful FIFA 09 campaign.
FIFA 10 will be available in stores across Europe from October 2nd 2009 and in stores throughout North America on October 20. It is developed under the EA SPORTS brand by EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C., FIFA 10 is localized into 18 languages and sold in 37 countries–-it is the most popular EA SPORTS franchise globally.
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Sep 18, 2009 2K Games announced today that BioShock® 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 Game of the Year, will be available worldwide beginning February 9, 2010. The game is now available for pre-order at participating retailers.
Currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows® LIVE, BioShock 2 will deliver two unique, yet intertwined experiences that form the perfect blend of explosive first-person shooter combat, compelling storytelling and intense multiplayer action.
Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival.
Multiplayer in BioShock 2 will provide a rich prequel experience that expands the origins of the BioShock fiction. Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city of Rapture that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the BioShock toolset to survive, as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture.
BioShock 2 is currently in development at 2K Marin in collaboration with 2K Australia, Digital Extremes and 2K China for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® LIVE. BioShock 2 will be available worldwide on February 9, 2010. This title is not yet rated by the ESRB.
For more information on BioShock 2 please visit www.bioshockgame.com, www.cultofrapture.com and www.somethinginthesea.com.
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