With 121 days still to go before the start of the World Cup, EA Sports have announced the impending arrival of the official ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil‘ video game, with fans able to get their teeth into the action as soon as April.
Following their tradition of producing games focused around international tournaments, Electronic Arts’s latest offering is set to take the series to a new level, with a plethora of new innovations, player animations and in-game spectacles sure to push the excitement to fever pitch.
Building on the foundations of ‘FIFA 14‘, EA have enhanced dribbling mechanics, improved passing accuracy, and fine-tuned players’ first-touch. New set-piece elements will be introduced, including added penalty-kick animations, and defenders will now be more aggressive in the air, with the addition of the ‘Over-the-Back Headers’ feature.
The game’s ‘Patriotic Presentation’ will see added flags, banners, and contain celebrations on a whole new level, with cutaways showing fans in home countries going ballistic over winning goals. EA have also added 15 hours of in-game commentary.
It will hold 21 new stadiums, including the 12 Brazilian stadiums that are to host the tournament in the summer. There are also a colossal 7,469 players in the game and 19 officially licensed managers.
Their skills, and yours, will truly be put to the test in the ‘Road to the FIFA World Cup‘ game mode, where players will be able to choose any one of the 203 FIFA sides, and guide them all the way through World Cup qualification and the tournament itself.
Old favorites such as ‘Captain Your Country’ and ‘Story of Qualifying’ will return, as well as the newly named ‘Road to Rio de Janeiro‘ where players can compete online to become world champions.
The game has been made only for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles, and is set for release in the United States and rest of North America on April 15, while Europe can get in on the action two days later.