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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Officially Announced

So EA have finally announced what we kind of knew already, the 2014 FIFA World Cup game is now OFFICIAL! Yay!

Titled FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil, it is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 15th in North America and April 17th in Europe. That’s right, no PS4 or Xbox One versions for you rich gamers out there. The reason? Here is what EA said via Twitter:

Well, at there’ll be some World Cup themed content coming to the next-gen version of FIFA 14. Also, FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil will be a boxed release, so if you’ve traded in your PS3 or Xbox 360 copy of FIFA 14 you can simply just pick this up.

You want to see what you’ll get in the package, right? Have a look below for a list of features, game modes and presentation highlights.

Features

  • World Class Control – all-new control system which includes additional dribbles and flicks. New passing animations, including both ground and outside of the foot curling passes, will open the door to more attacking options.
  • Set Piece Tactics – Use the D-pad to command your teammates and strike fear from set pieces and corners.
  • New Penalty Kicks – New save animations and shot tuning puts players in control of their nation’s fate. Keepers can throw off kick-takers by performing different animations including wobbly-kneesmatador, and shoot-it-there points.
  • Over-the-Back Headers – Now defenders can leap over attacking players to clear the ball to safety.
  • adidas Ball Physics – We’ve partnered with the official football supplier of the FIFA World Cup to ensure the Brazuca and other adidas footballs behave as they would in the real world.

Game Modes

  • Road to the FIFA World Cup™ – The most immersive tournament mode in EA SPORTS FIFA history. Choose from any of the 203 National Teams sanctioned by FIFA and play with up to 32 players locally through the qualifying rounds, and proceed on to the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
  • Road to Rio de Janeiro™ – Compete online with any of the 203 National Teams and progress across a map of Brazil’s 12 host cities. Win the final and hoist the FIFA World Cup Trophy at Estadio do Maracana in Rio.
  • Captain your Country – The popular FIFA game mode returns. Work your way through the squad list and lead your country through qualifying and to FIFA World Cup glory.
  • Story of Qualifying – Over 60 real scenarios taken directly from 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Relieve, recreate and/or change the outcome of some the best matches.
  • Additional Modes include 2014 FIFA World Cup, Kick Off, Skill Games, Online Friendlies, EA SPORTS Football Club

Presentation

  • Patriotic Presentation – Banners, flags and even see fans cheer from home with all new crowd rendering that brings the World Cup atmosphere alive.
  • EA SPORTS Talk Radio – Dynamic tournament updates from a number of ESPN talents, delivering over 50 hours’ worth of recorded audio that adapt to your own FIFA World Cup Experience
  • 203 nations, 7,469 players, 19 officially licensed managers, 21 stadiums, including all 12 authentic stadiums in Brazil, and over 15 hours of added in-game commentary.

Sounds pretty decent, right? Enjoy the teaser trailer and let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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