The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship kicks off on June 8th in Poland and Ukraine, and so far we've had no word from anyone of the inevitable game tie-in. You know the one, the game that people enjoy, but can't really understand why it warranted a full retail release, the game that's a re-skinned version of the previous Autumn's latest release.
EA Sports finally broke the silence today, but there was one surprise, the UEFA EURO 2012 game will actually be a DLC add-on to FIFA 12
UEFA EURO 2012™ will be available as an expansion pack to fans who own EA SPORTS FIFA 12. EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 will recreate all the drama and excitement of the official tournament with all 53 UEFA member national teams, all eight official stadiums in the tournament, and all the pageantry and atmosphere of one of the largest and most-watched sporting events on the planet.
The DLC pack will bring a number of new game modes to FIFA 12
, with the addition of online EURO 2012 tournaments, where you will compete to take your favourite country from the group stages and through the knockout rounds to become the UEFA EURO 2012 champion.
Similar to the challenges already on offer in FIFA 12
there will be new challenges based on the real-life events of the tournament where you can relive the events with XP rewarded for achieving certain goals.
Finally, the new Expedition Mode will allow you to choose either your Virtual Pro or favourite EURO 2012 player to captain a customised team as you do battle for European domination against all 53 of the tournaments teams.
The all-new Expedition Mode, designed exclusively for UEFA EURO 2012, enables fans to build, manage and compete with a customised team against other European nations, crafting the perfect strategy for European domination. Fans will choose their favourite European player or FIFA 12 Virtual Pro to captain their customised team, win matches to earn better players from defeated nations, and then defeat the best nations to earn the best players in a campaign quest to defeat all 53 countries and complete the journey to conquer Europe.
Some screenshots were also released:
The "UEFA EURO 2012" expansion pack will be hitting the marketplace on April 24th and will cost 1800 MSP.