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Fact Sheet Confirms Online and More for FIFA 12

Posted by James Newton

Be a Pro and Career modes both in

Were you impressed by those FIFA 12 PlayStation Vita screenshots? Want to know more about EA's inevitably world-conquering portable football sim? Then here's all the information we have about the game condensed into one lovely fact sheet.

The information includes the confirmation of online play but be wary of the wording: "Head-to-Head Online—Play head-to-head online against a friend in authentic 11 v 11 matches" does not mean the series' home console 11 vs. 11 online play is included, but that you can play against one other person via the Internet.

The rest of the sheet is less sneakily written and assures the inclusion of career, Be a Pro, Be a Goalkeeper and more, which should be more than enough to keep any football fan going for months.

FIFA 12 is a day one release for Vita.

EA SPORTS FIFA Football on PS Vita is the first true next generation sports experience in the palm of your hand, with console gameplay, HD graphics, and the largest feature set ever created by EA SPORTS for a handheld device.
EA SPORTS FIFA Football on PS Vita delivers the first true next generation football experience in the palm of your hands. Enjoy the award-winning FIFA console gameplay, HD graphics, and the largest feature set ever created by EA SPORTS for a handheld device. The same physics-based, data driven technology that powers FIFA gameplay on PlayStation3 drives FIFA Football on the Vita across eight different game modes, including authentic 11 versus 11, Be A Pro, Tournament Mode with over 50 real-world competitions, a full in-depth Career Mode, and head-to-head online. Innovations that utilize front and back multitouch screens create an intelligent and unique gameplay experience. Touch Screen Shooting delivers pin-point accuracy and removes the element of “hit and hope” from shooting, Touch Screen Passing opens up the field of play for more creative, precision passing, and Touch Screen Free Kick Control enables players to swipe a finger to aim and curl the shot around the wall. Plus, compete with over 500 officially licensed clubs in 11 v 11 matches in authentic stadiums from around the world.

Key Features
Award-winning FIFA gameplay—Experience the same authentic, responsive and intelligent gameplay as the console game.
HD Graphics—Stunning player models, graphics and animations in High Definition.
Touch Screen Shooting— Enjoy complete control over shooting—the most rewarding part of football—by removing the element of “hit and hope.” Pick a spot precisely from the back touch screen and then finesse a shot with pin-point accuracy.
Touch Screen Passing— A more intelligent and creative way to play and distribute the ball. Make decisive passes with precision and ease utilizing the front touch screen.
Touch Screen Free Kick Control—Enjoy creative new ways to take free kicks and score utilizing optional touch screen controls on set pieces. Swipe your finger to aim and curl a shot around the wall for the match-winning goal that lifts your club to victory.

Touch Screen Defending—Take control of a specific defender simply by tapping on the player using the front touch screen, taking all the guess work out of auto switching.
Career Mode—Play or manage your way to glory through an authentic experience that mimics the real-world game. Begin as a real player or created player and evolve into a player-manager and manager--or just begin at the top--and enjoy a 15-season career. Enjoy authentic tournament structures and results, a Calendar system featuring simultaneous simulations that accelerate game flow, Team Management system for player comparisons, and Friends Leaderboards to compare stats and earnings.
Be A Pro—Create yourself in game and become the next football legend. Build your reputation, and develop your skills to ultimately compete for your favourite club and national side.
Tournament Mode—Compete in over 50 real-world tournaments from around the world. Play with/against friends in leagues ranging from the Barclays Premiership to the Bundesliga.
Head-to-Head Online—Play head-to-head online against a friend in authentic 11 v 11 matches.
Training Mode—Master Touch Screen controls, perfect set pieces and practice moves before playing games.
360° Fight For Possession —True freedom in man-to-man interactions, transforming physical play from individual lateral jostling to full 360° collisions involving multiple players.
Be A Goalkeeper—Experience the thrill of the one-on-one battle, diving to make a save from a free kick, punching balls safely out of danger, and the pressure of keeping a clean sheet. Learn the position, track stats, complete achievements and test yourself against the best players in the virtual world.
Unmatched Authenticity—Compete with over 500 officially licensed clubs in 11 v 11 matches in authentic stadiums from around the world.

Product Specifications
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Developer: EA Canada
Street Date: Feb. 21, 2012
Rating: Not yet rated
No of Online Players: 2
No of Offline Players: 1
© 2011 Electronic Arts Inc.  All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Official FIFA licensed product. "© The FIFA Brand OLP Logo is a copyright and trademark of FIFA. All rights reserved." Manufactured under license by Electronic Arts Inc. *INTERNET CONNECTION required for online play.

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User Comments (1)



Rambo-Hamster said:

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YES

I'm going to have to get this on launch day, along with Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Oh happy day, this FIFA is gonna be awesome

Now, if I can take my FIFA 12 profile from my PS3 and put it on the Vita (and vice-versa), then I will be the happiest of campers

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