EA has unveiled the next-gen version of FIFA 07, which is now exclusive to the Xbox 360 for a year. The next-gen version will use a dynamic new engine that has been in development for two years and is driven by physics and data. It will offer individuality of player movement, authentic athletic motion and an “unprecedented” level of responsiveness.
The new engine creates a decision-making layer in FIFA 07 that gives each individual player a ‘football brain’ – a level of intelligence never before seen in a videogame. Player characteristics are now based on brand-new traits and twice the number of attributes, so no two players move in exactly the same way. Instead, they behave like the individual athletes we see gracing the pitch week-in, week-out.
FIFA 07 allows players to recognize their favorite athletes by the way they move. The human biomechanics of each athlete are taken into account and replicated in the game because the new engine is data-driven — the player motion is driven by individual attributes, physical characteristics and for the first time, traits.
FIFA 07 also introduces new ball physics, a central component to the feel and finesse of a football game. For the first time, the ball is alive with its own independent physics, resulting in truly unpredictable gameplay. Now any type of pass or shot is possible and goals will feel natural and unique.
Bringing the football experience beyond the videogame to truly deliver a complete media package for football fans is the online component to FIFA 07 which streams up-to-the-minute match results via real-time podcasts and news ticker. Nowhere else will football fans find such a comprehensive destination for football stats, information and real-world news.
With this new engine and licenses from the top leagues around the world, FIFA 07 on the Xbox 360 will create the most refined football gameplay experience to date.
FIFA 07 will hit stores this Fall on the Xbox 360. It will also be released on a multitude of current-gen platforms as well.
The Leipzig Games Convention saw a surprise announcement from Microsoft: next-gen versions of FIFA 07 and Pro Evolution Soccer 6 will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 for the following twelve months. This means that the games will be appearing on current-gen consoles, but won’t be appearing on the PS3 or Wii for a year.
Though Nintendo‘s Wii won’t be seeing any officially licensed football game in the next year, the company has announced a new version of Mario Strikers Charged, its own football franchise. The game will feature more team creation options than the original, and will also feature online multiplayer functions. Nintendo also announced Battalion Wars 2, cutely abbreviated “BWii”. A follow-up to Kuju‘s action/strategy Gamecube title, the sequel will feature online multiplayer, new units, races, environments and will feature over 20 single-player missions and over 15 multiplayer missions.
Offering a huge variety of songs in FIFA 07 is EA, who announced that 40 songs will be featured in the forthcoming football game, representing musicians from 21 different countries. Below is the full track list:
- Angélique Kidjo – Wele Wele
- Belasco – Chloroform
- Bersuit Vergarabat – O Vas a Misa…
- Bitman & Roban – Get On The Floor
- Blasted Mechanism – Blasted Empire
- Boy Kill Boy – Civil Sin
- caBas – La Cadena de Oro
- Carlos Jean – Get Down
- d.o.c.h.! – Was in der Zertung Steht
- Elefant Uh-oh – Hello
- Epik High – Fly
- Fertig, los! – Sie ist in mich verliebt
- Infadels – Can’t Get Enough (Mekon Remix)
- Keane – Nothing In My Way
- Malibu Stacy – Los Angeles
- Mellowdrone – Oh My
- Mobile – New York Minute
- Morning Runner – Gone Up In Flames
- Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
- Nightmare Of You – Dear Scene, I Wish I Were Deaf
- Outlandish – Kom Igen
- Paul Oakenfold – Beatiful Goal
- Persephone’s Bees – Muzika Dlya Fil’ma
- Plastilina Mosh – Peligroso Pop
- Polysics – Tei! Tei! Tei!
- The Prototypes – Kaleidoscope
- Ralph Myerz and The Jack Herren Band – Deepest Red
- Seu Jorge – Tive Razão
- Shiny Toy Guns – You Are The One
- Stijn – Gasoline & Matches
- Suferosa – Royal Uniform
- Tahiti 80 – Big Day
- The Feeling – Sewn
- The Pinker Tones – TMCr Grand Finale
- The Sheer – Understand
- The Young Punx – You’ve Got To…
- Tigarah – Girl Fight
- Trash Inc. – Punk Rock Chick
- Us3 – Kick This
- Young Love – Discotech
FIFA 07, developed by EA Canada, will be released for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, DS, GBA, PSP and PC later this year.
Roping in all the football stars out there, EA announced that they have gotten the rights to “match-winning line-up” of players who will take to the field in FIFA 07. Out across Europe on September 29, the game will feature Ronaldinho of Barcelona, as well as Landon Donovan, Francisco Fonseca, Lukas Podolski, Juninho Pernambucano, among many others.
The publisher also revealed that it has secured exclusive rights to the F.A. Premier League for an additional four years up to and including the 2010/11 season. This deal allows EA Sports sole rights to include every Premier League club along with player likenesses in the game.
Following the much talked-about final match between France and Italy in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, EA has announced FIFA 07, the latest in its annual series of football games.
Set for release on September 29 across every-freaking-platform, the game will cover the world’s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division in North America, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year will see players given the power to shape their favorite club’s destiny in Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that lets players pit their clubs against supporters of other clubs. It will feature the FA Premier League, Bundesliga, French League and Mexican 1st Division. Here’s more:
This year, new intelligent A.I. ensures that your 11 men on the pitch make realistic decisions finding space and passing like professionals. A complete overhaul of the game engine now means that you have to employ real world tactics, make split-second decisions and think like a player in order to win matches. Watch as your players jostle and collide realistically while trying to win balls. Experience the realism of the world’s superstars who come to life with signature moves and authentic playing styles and a more sophisticated shooting mechanic that gives you greater control to produce finesse shots, for pin-point accuracy, or powerful laces shots. Plus you have the ability to apply topspin or backspin to the ball for more creative set-pieces.
Take on the updated and improved challenge of the Manager Mode. Player values and wages have been tuned to be even more realistic. Managerial decisions have even more tangible effects on player performance and welfare. Smarter CPU decisions mean rival managers are even more strategic in their own pursuit of silverware. Experience the emotional highs & lows of your club 24hrs a day, seven days a week with new connectivity between a PlayStation®2 and a PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system that enables you to begin your managerial career on either console and continue your campaign anywhere.
In development at EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., FIFA 07 will be released for PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, DS, GBA, PSP, PC and mobile. Next-gen versions haven’t been announced yet.
Below are screenshots from the PS2 version of the game. Further details after the jump.