Aston Villa is pleased to confirm the renewal of its partnership with global video games company Electronic Arts Inc, reaffirming EA SPORTS as the Club’s Official Football Action Games Partner.
To celebrate the partnership, a unique Aston Villa FIFA 14 cover featuring three Villa stars will be available for supporters to download for free when the game is launched on Friday, September 27. A limited number will be professionally printed for giveaways on the EA SPORTS Dugout, which will make a return to Villa Park for the Barclays Premier League game against Manchester City on Saturday, September 28.
Villa fans can also download a special FIFA 14 in-game graphic wallpaper featuring Christian Benteke, Gabby Agbonlahor and Ciaran Clark, available in sizes for PC and iPhone™.
Villa Chief Executive Paul Faulkner said: “We have been delighted by our partnership with EA SPORTS for the past two seasons and the renewal of this commitment for a further two years is very pleasing. EA SPORTS leads the market in sporting games, particularly football games, and many of our supporters and indeed our players enjoy playing its FIFA games. The mutual benefits of our partnership are self-evident and we look forward to continuing to work together.”
Dan Holman, Head of UK Product Marketing, EA SPORTS said: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Aston Villa for 2 years. The Villa fans are so passionate and we love working with the club to engage with them through FIFA. There are plenty of exciting initiatives for fans again this season and we look forward to a successful season together.”
Supporters will be able to try out the brand-new game on launch weekend when the popular EA SPORTS Dugout makes a return to Villa Park for the match against Manchester City. There will be prize giveaways and mini tournaments held on the day so get down early to the stadium.
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