Posted Thu Feb 6, 2014 at 09:30 AM PST by Brian Hoss
360 and PS3 owners alone can celebrate the World Cup.
Millions and millions sold- that could be the combined tagline for the Xbox One, PS4, and even the Wii U, not to mention the PC. Nevertheless, it is still the 360 and PS3 user bases that are being targeted by EA's latest sports title, '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.' This last-gen exclusivity is in spite of the release of 'FIFA 14' on the two new platforms. Or perhaps EA feels like the new console owners are unlikely to purchase a second a soccer title so soon? Either way, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' looks to more than a simple tie-in.
From EA, "EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil features multiple innovations and improvements to the award-winning gameplay of EA SPORTS FIFA 14, putting players in control of their nation's fate. From the ability to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction quickly on and off the ball with Explosive Movement, to the new World Class Control feature that uses Response Dribbling and Pinpoint Passing, fans will feel the athleticism and skill of their national football heroes. And one hundred new animations, including passing, saves, and penalty kicks, help play on the pitch explode with the drama and unpredictably of the official tournament."
That quote raises hope that the easily fatigued momentum play of of 'FIFA 14' has been readjusted for '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil,' which also promises to embroil players in the sights and sounds of the upcoming World Cup.
"With 203 national teams, 7,469 players, 19 officially licensed managers, and 21 new stadiums including all 12 authentic stadiums from Brazil, the 2014 FIFA World Cup comes to life with more detail and authenticity than ever before. Feel the support of a nation with all-new crowd scenes including banners, flags, and seat cards in the stadium, and from Live City events in all corners of the globe. Score a goal with England and see fans react live from the center of London."
The new game also seems more substantial than just the World Cup draw recreation with avenues available for the greater set of football-loving countries.
"Now everyone has a chance to write football history. In Road to the FIFA World Cup™, the most immersive tournament mode from any EA SPORTS title, players can choose from 203 national teams and play with one to 32 players locally through the qualifying rounds, and on to the group stages of the FIFA World Cup. Along the way, fans can get tournament updates from EA SPORTS Talk Radio*, featuring Ian Darke and Andy Goldstein, or Roger Bennett and Michael Davies (Men in Blazers), with over 50 hours of recorded content to stay up to date on all the action. For those who want to celebrate the tournament online, Road to Rio de Janeiro™ is an all-new mode that lets players win their way across a map of Brazil's 12 host cities in licensed and authentic stadiums."
You can find the latest info on '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Author: Brian Hoss
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