Gamescom: EA Sports Details FIFA 13 Match Day, Demo, and New Seasons
EA Sports has announced today a new feature for FIFA Soccer 13 called “EA Sports Football Club Match Day.” EA Sports has put the biggest world leagues in your hands by connecting FIFA Soccer 13 to real world news. This means injuries, suspensions, team form, and media gossip will be talked about by the announcers and be played out during the game as well. Player form is displayed in detail within the team management screens and will change frequently, so players in form, or players struggling to keep form, will see their stats change throughout the season based on their real-world performances. Plus, Games of the Week will highlight the top global match-ups for fans to enjoy.
FIFA Soccer fans will be able to experience EA SPORTS Football Club Match Day in the FIFA 13 demo, which launches around the world on September 11 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
EA SPORTS also revealed today that it has expanded its most popular and addictive online mode, now called Seasons (formerly known as Head to Head Seasons,) to include 2v2 co-op ranked online play where friends can battle together in ten game seasons to win promotion in league divisions. Division Titles have been added to every division, and a new Trophy Cabinet enables champions to showcase their silverware. Players can perfect their line-up and tactics across multiple Seasons matches, save the squads, and use them for every match. Plus, new match-making options enable fans to fine tune their Seasons experience.
The Seasons format has also been developed for FIFA Ultimate Team, bringing ranked online play with seasons, promotions, and relegation to the mode for the first time. In FIFA Ultimate Team fans can earn, buy, trade, and bid for coveted players to build a team of the world’s best football stars. Fans can create and manage multiple squads and take them into competition in online and single-player tournaments. It’s now easier than ever to play Ultimate Team with a re-designed navigation system and the Icebreaker Flow, enabling inexperienced players to choose a team captain, such as Messi, Karim Benzema, Jakub Błaszczykowski or Claudio Marchisio, to begin a guided Ultimate Team journey.
Here is the Gamescom Trailer for FIFA Soccer 13:
FIFA 13 will be available in stores on September 25 in North America and September 28 in the rest of the world for the PlayStation 3 with PlayStation Move support, Xbox 360 with Kinect support, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 3DS, and PSP and later this year on Nintendo Wii U. The game will also be available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and on Android.