For real. It's no secret that FIFA is one of the biggest video game franchises here in Europe, and EA's upcoming PlayStation Vita release looks promising for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, it's FIFA on the PlayStation Vita. There are no concessions nor compromises — this is the console FIFA experience in the palm of your hands. We've seen it in action first-hand and it looks amazing.
Even better, FIFA Football uses the PS Vita's input options in a number of interesting ways. Passing into space has always been a difficult thing to replicate on the DualShock, but the PlayStation Vita eliminates that problem by allowing you to use the touch-screen to play through-balls and crosses. In addition, the rear touch interface can be used to line-up pin-perfect shots, so you're never left at the mercy of the analogue stick.
It looks great — and is due in time for the hardware's Western launch. Yup, just another game to add to your wishlist.