EA today announced the upcoming release for their 2010 FIFA World Cup game, coinciding with this year's South African-held World Cup, the world's biggest sporting event. The game will be once again developed by EA Canada, and is set for release this April.
As a follow-up to the acclaimed FIFA 10
, the game will feature a "full and authentic 2010 FIFA World Cup Online Tournament mode," replicating the whole World Cup right from the qualifying stages through to the final, featuring all 199 participating teams.
Electronic Arts will celebrate the single largest sporting event on the planet with the only official and exclusively licensed videogame for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Now everyone can play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup on the Xbox 360 in April 2010 in anticipation of the real-world tournament which begins in June.
EA SPORTS™ 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will feature all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world’s biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers will be able to play as their home nation from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the FIFA World Cup Final™ and feel what it is like to score the goal that lifts a nation. Everything fans love about the World Cup will come to life in spectacular detail, including confetti rain, streamers, & fireworks—just like the official tournament.
For the first time ever in a videogame compete in a full and authentic online World Cup tournament. Carry the hopes and dreams of a nation into battle against fans from rival countries, from the group stage through the knockout rounds to the chance to be crowned 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa champion. For fans of nations that failed to qualify for South Africa this is the chance to replay and re-write history. Plus, gameplay innovations capture the journey from qualification to the final tournament with home and away strategies for every nation, situational tactics in-game, and altitude effects that fatigue players faster and even impact the flight of the ball.
The game is set for release on April 27th in North America, and April 30th throughout Europe, giving you well over a month to get yourself prepared for the real event starting June 11th.
As a massive sports fan, I'm psyched to play another game of that ball kicking sport that I love so much. I can't think of anything I'd love more than to beat those other teams that I don't support by kicking the ball passed that guy who can use his hands. Sounds exhilarating.