3 on 3 NHL Arcade Skates onto PlayStation Network and XBOX Live

February 5, 2009

3 on 3 NHL Arcade Skates onto
PlayStation Network and XBOX Live

EA SPORTS Downloadable Title
Prioritizes Accessible Fun with Low Cost of Entry

Electronic Arts Inc. announced today
that 3 on 3 NHL Arcade – an all-new downloadable experience from EA SPORTS
Freestyle – is now available worldwide on the PlayStation Network for $9.99. The
game will be available on XBOX Live Arcade, for 800 MS Points, on February 11,
2009. Developed at EA Canada by the team that produced the critically acclaimed
NHL 09, winner of 10 Sports Videogame of the Year Awards, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a
no rules, fast paced, hockey experience that gamers of all types can enjoy.

From the exaggerated player-looks of
40 of the NHL’s top stars to game changing power-ups, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a
light-hearted hockey game that appeals to everyone. With no rules to hinder the
action, you can deliver devastating checks that send your opponent over the
boards, or check the goalie if he skates out of the crease to play the puck.
Feel like you need to turn the tide? Grab one of eight power-ups to change the
momentum of a game and fly down the ice with a super-speed skater to beat a
mini-goalie with a trick move for that highlight reel finish.

With two control schemes to choose
from, players can pick between button controls that allow gamers of all skill
levels to pass, shoot, hit and use the all-new trick moves with ease, or the
more advanced Skill Stick controls from NHL 09. In addition to standard ranked
matches, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade allows the ability for three players on one console
to play three other players on another console anywhere in the world*. With fast
paced action, crushing hits and loads of room to experiment, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade
will have gamers from all walks of life excited about hockey.

This game has been rated E for
Everyone by the ESRB and 12+ by PEGI. For more information, log onto


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