FIFA, the world’s best-selling video game ever for EA, has just gets a release date: September 25.
With 33 licensed stadiums, 30 leagues and more than 500 teams available, FIFA 13 promises to more realistic than previous iOS incarnations. The game includes multiple game modes, including league/cup tournaments and manager mode, to attempt to deliver the deepest football possible. For the first time, you’ll be able to rise to the top of the leaderboards and play a match with your friends online (using EA’s Origin), taking superstars like Messi and Benzema on the pitch against competitors in the FIFA online world.
In addition, EA SPORTS Football Club connects players to the real-world sport, enabling you to follow your favorite club by earning XP to level up and build status, as well as connect with millions of other players around the world. Re-live crucial moments in football history through regular challenges. For bragging rights, you’ll be able to share your best (or worst) moments on the pitch by uploading them to YouTube from within the game. Other improvements to the game include graphic updates to player’s faces, better stadiums, and the full match day environments, as well as advances made to the control scheme.
So in order to keep iPad users satisfied and happy, Electronic Arts has decided to launch its FIFA 13 of iOS version with amazing graphics and some incredible new features like a new Football Club mode, dribble control and a brand newly modified Impact Engine that would compensate with the New iPad’s new Retina Display with its 2048 X 1536 resolution.
Drooling already? According to Touchgen, with the console release on September 25, FIFA 13 will hit the AppStore to boot. We will keep you updated!
Whether Americans want to acknowledge it or not, the biggest sport in the world is soccer. Whenever EA Sports drops a new FIFA title, it's a big deal, a worldwide event. Naturally, we were curious to see how FIFA 13 on iOS was coming along. With a Fall release, the development window is closing soon. Check out our impressions from the E3 build shown behind closed doors.
Immediately noticeable from picking up the iPad demo was the new visual design. FIFA Soccer 12 was a great soccer game, but it had a slightly cartoony look. FIFA 13, on the other hand, uses the same simulation style of the console versions. Besides that change, the player models have taken a big step forward. FIFA 12's player faces were terrible; there's no sugarcoating it. You couldn't recognize the huge stars like Messi or Ronaldo on any of the closeups. That has changed. Viewing replays of the action and seeing the closeup shots reveals a much more dedicated effort to capture player likenesses. It's not quite console quality, but the visual upgrade is welcome.
Another major innovation in FIFA 13 is the new control scheme. The offensive attack has been opened up with a renewed focus on creativity. No more randomized skill moves from double tapping the screen, you can select how you get around defenders with the new skill move mechanic. Tapping the a virtual button opens up a square grid that enables you to slide your thumb in 8 different directions, all of which execute different moves. It took some adjustment, but we were enjoying that new added dimension. On defense, you can now press the offensive attack with a second defender. EA Sports acknowledged that this feature was one that was a direct response to the FIFA community, and it works just as you would expect.
Other smaller additions include the new ability to select the weather and specific stadiums for your matchup. If you play in the rain, the field will slowly degrade over the course of the the match. The EA Sports Football Club is another big feature that will receive a lot of attention in FIFA 13. Your rank level and XP will be transferrable across all the FIFA platforms, whether you game on iOS or on a traditional platform. This type of cross play is becoming a trend that consumers are loving, and we're happy to see EA Sports get on the locomotive.
FIFA 13 is still clearly being worked on. There is a sizable amount of tweaking that still needs to happen for balance and additional fluidity of the controls. The producers could not really get into whether this will be the year we see worldwide online play, but we are crossing our fingers. Look out for FIFA 13 to arrive this Fall.
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