Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that the Meiji Yasuda J1 League, Japan’s top football league will be added to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 when the game launches on September 27 in North America and September 29 worldwide. The J1 League is one of the most watched leagues in Asia and has been one of the most requested league additions by fans of the EA SPORTS FIFA franchise. In addition to all 18 clubs featuring authentic logos, kits, and rosters, the new Suita City Football Stadium, home of Gamba Osaka, will be available in FIFA 17. Content from J1 League clubs will also feature in FIFA Ultimate Team™ (FUT) and across other game modes in FIFA 17.

“The partnership with the J1 League is great news for our global fan base,” said Nick Channon, Senior Producer of EA SPORTS FIFA. “It adds authenticity to the game, depth and new content to game modes, and most importantly, it answers a big request from football fans around the world.”

J.League chairman, Mr. Murai said, “I am very pleased today to announce the integration of Meiji Yasuda J1 League into the EA SPORTS FIFA franchise, which is enjoyed by fans worldwide. I expect that J1 League fans and supporters in Japan and football fans across the world will enjoy playing with the J1 League in FIFA 17.”

FIFA 17 is powered by Frostbite™*. One of the industry’s leading game engines, Frostbite delivers authentic, true-to-life action, takes players to new football worlds, and introduces fans to characters full of depth and emotion.

Fans who pre-order FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition can get up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs, Team of the Week loan players, and other FUT content.

FIFA 17 is developed by EA Vancouver and will be available in North America on September 27 and worldwide on September 29 on Origin™ for PC, Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 entertainment system.

•Frostbite game engine technology is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platform versions only.