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Every Day is Gameday with Zynga’s New Mobile Football Game NFL Showdown

by on September 4, 2014

NFL Showdown LogoEver wish you could call the big plays like Jim Harbaugh, stand in the shoes of the guy on the sidelines getting the Gatorade shower or make a clutch fourth down pass like Tom Brady to win the game? Well, starting today, you can with the launch of Zynga’s NFL Showdown.

As the first addition to our franchise – Zynga Sports 365 – NFL Showdown puts you, the fan, in the thick of the action with your favorite NFL teams and players 365 days a year. We listened to your feedback about the types of sports games you want to play on your smartphone and tablet, and focused on creating a game tailor-made for your on-the-go lifestyle. The result is a new way for you to engage with your favorite sport. Instead of donning a player jersey, you get to take on the role of Coach, General Manager and Owner as you join a real league and guide your team to victory every season in pursuit of the ultimate prize, the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

NFL Showdown is a football manager simulation game that delivers authenticity, accessibility, community and competition. We know authenticity is particularly important, so we worked with the National Football League and NFL Players Inc., to bring the real NFL teams and athletes you watch on the field every football season into the game. In NFL Showdown you control the show, managing your own NFL football team from a hopeful season contender to a potential dynasty. You can update your roster, choose a starting lineup, sign free agents, train your team, build game day tactics and compete against friends and rivals in your league. The best part, NFL Showdown has no offseason. It can be played all year long during short seasons, so you can interact with athletes, teams and other NFL fans all year long.

NFL Showdown also includes a number of core features players like you told us they wanted such as:

  • Daily Showdowns – You get to take control of your favorite NFL team and join an authentic 32 team league where, once a day, your team squares off in a showdown against a league rival in a quest to win the season, earn a spot in the playoffs and make a run for the Super Bowl. In NFL Showdown every day is gameday, so you must prepare and train your team and set your strategy, then sit back and watch the action unfold on the field.
  • Build and Control an NFL Dream Team – In NFL Showdown, you get to pick your favorite NFL football team and create the ultimate starting lineup with real NFL athletes. Once your roster is set, your players take the field and put your winning strategy to the test.
  • Real-Time Fantasy Boosts – During the real NFL season, you will receive in-game boosts based on the points your athletes have earned through NFL Fantasy Football, helping increase your chances of winning the season.
  • Win a Super Bowl Each Month – You have a chance to lead your team to the Super Bowl every three weeks.  As each season passes, you can compete, improve and build the ultimate NFL dynasty.

Check out the game today on the App Store and Google Play and see if you have what it takes to build the next great NFL dynasty. The game will also be available on Microsoft Windows smartphones and tablets in the coming months, as well as Facebook.

See you on the field!

Mike Taramykin

Vice President of Games, Zynga Sports 365

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