Ray Rice is the NFL Blitz Digital Cover Athlete

On Saturday night during the 2011 Spike “Video Game Awards”, fans exercised their right to vote for the first-ever EA SPORTS digital cover athlete, choosing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for the NFL Blitz cover over fellow Pro Bowlers Roddy White and Patrick Willis.  Hall of Famer Jerry Rice announced the news, revealing Ray Rice as the fan-voted winner at the end of the show.  Fans can get their hands on the new NFL Blitz on January 4th through Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points and PlayStation Network for $14.99.

The recharged NFL Blitz from EA SPORTS includes the exciting tackles and over-the-top action of the legendary 1990’s arcade hit.  Featuring the twitch gameplay and ultra-responsive controls of the original game, combined with all-new single-player and cooperative game modes, NFL Blitz hits the virtual gridiron in HD for the first time with blazing 60fps/60Hz gameplay.  The new NFL Blitz offers fans the opportunity to battle rivals 7-on-7, fight their way through the Blitz Gauntlet, take over the online leaderboards in Blitz Battles, or create a true dream team by collecting player cards in Elite League.  Challenging to master, yet easy to pick up and play, NFL Blitz is reborn as the ultimate HD arcade football experience for a new generation.

NFL Blitzis developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and has been rated “E10+” by the ESRB.

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