Electronics Arts Inc. has today announced two UK-only pre-order incentives for FIFA 12
, which have been billed as the biggest such deals in the franchise's history.
Firstly, there's the Ultimate Edition. Available exclusively from just two retailers, GAME and Gamestation, the Ultimate Edition will gift players no less than 24 Gold packs for the Ultimate Team mode.
Alternatively, gamers can choose to pick up the Special Edition from other UK retailers. Although not quite as lucrative as it's Ultimate counterpart, the Special Edition will, nonetheless, allow gamers to get their hands on 18 Gold packs for the Ultimate Team mode.
Before making a decision on whether or not to pre-order FIFA 12
, it's worth noting that the Gold packs will be made available over the 6-month period after the latest title is released (three or four packs per month for the Special and Ultimate editions respectively).
The previous Ultimate Team DLC has been sold on the marketplace before, but has been free in recent years. The publisher has provided an overview of what said game mode involves:
FIFA 12 Ultimate Team is a massive online community of fans building, managing and competing with their ultimate football team from the world’s best players in FIFA 12.
If you want to see some action from the game before deciding whether to pre-order, check out the trailer
which was released during this year's E3 event. Need more convincing? Try the next trailer
, which was released alongside the title's release date announcement. What... you're still not convinced? The new features may tempt you: the "Player Impact Engine"
, the improved CPU decision-making
or the ability to support your favourite club in the all-new Football Club Online Mode
Immediately prior to the pre-order announcement, EA revealed yesterday that they have appointed the commentator who will replace Andy Gray following his dismissal, due to the well-publicised sexism scandal. Former England forward-turned-broadcaster Alan Smith will join Martin Tyler in the commentary box.
To help split the workload on 10,000 fresh lines of commentary, the developer/publisher has also revealed that FIFA 12
will have two commentary teams for the first time in the FIFA
series' history. Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend will call the shots on tournament matches specifically; however, the second double act can also be chosen to describe the action in all matches.FIFA 12
is scheduled for release on September 27th and 30th in the US and Europe respectively.