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Electronic Arts’ football franchise is celebrating its 25-year anniversary, and the publisher is teaming with Amazon to start offering preorders for a special version of the new game.

Exclusively at Amazon, players can start preordering the $100 Anniversary Edition. This version comes with bonuses that will get players special in-game items each week of the NFL season. It’s big draw, however, is a special offer from satellite-television service DirecTV.

Gamers that grab the Anniversary Edition will get a coupon that will save them $10 a month on new DirecTV service and a free year of the company’s NFL Sunday Ticket Max. That channel package gives DirecTV subscribers every NFL game of the entire season.

EA claims the $100 box packs over $400 worth of value. DirecTV prices NFL Sunday Ticket Max at $300 on its website.

If you already subscribe to the satellite provider and the standard (non-Max) NFL Sunday Ticket, DirecTV and EA will upgrade your account so that you can watch NFL games on your computer or mobile device.

Finally, if you are unable to subscribe to DirecTV services, the Anniversary Edition will come with a code that will gain customers access to an NFL Sunday Ticket Max trial on computers, tablets, and smartphones. With this, football fans can watch every game of the regular season.

“We’re delighted to offer our fans this special edition to celebrate the franchise they helped build over the last 25 years,” EA Sports senior marketing direct Anthony Stevenson, Sr. said.  “Pairing the ultimate football video game experience with the ultimate viewing experience in DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Max will deliver incredible value and excitement all season long.”


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