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FIFA 07 Gets Huge Soundtrack

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:

  1. Angélique Kidjo – Wele Wele
  2. Belasco – Chloroform
  3. Bersuit Vergarabat – O Vas a Misa…
  4. Bitman & Roban – Get On The Floor
  5. Blasted Mechanism – Blasted Empire
  6. Boy Kill Boy – Civil Sin
  7. caBas – La Cadena de Oro
  8. Carlos Jean – Get Down
  9. d.o.c.h.! – Was in der Zertung Steht
  10. Elefant Uh-oh – Hello
  11. Epik High – Fly
  12. Fertig, los! – Sie ist in mich verliebt
  13. Infadels – Can’t Get Enough (Mekon Remix)
  14. Keane – Nothing In My Way
  15. Malibu Stacy – Los Angeles
  16. Mellowdrone – Oh My
  17. Mobile – New York Minute
  18. Morning Runner – Gone Up In Flames
  19. Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
  20. Nightmare Of You – Dear Scene, I Wish I Were Deaf
  21. Outlandish – Kom Igen
  22. Paul Oakenfold – Beatiful Goal
  23. Persephone’s Bees – Muzika Dlya Fil’ma
  24. Plastilina Mosh – Peligroso Pop
  25. Polysics – Tei! Tei! Tei!
  26. The Prototypes – Kaleidoscope
  27. Ralph Myerz and The Jack Herren Band – Deepest Red
  28. Seu Jorge – Tive Razão
  29. Shiny Toy Guns – You Are The One
  30. Stijn – Gasoline & Matches
  31. Suferosa – Royal Uniform
  32. Tahiti 80 – Big Day
  33. The Feeling – Sewn
  34. The Pinker Tones – TMCr Grand Finale
  35. The Sheer – Understand
  36. The Young Punx – You’ve Got To…
  37. Tigarah – Girl Fight
  38. Trash Inc. – Punk Rock Chick
  39. Us3 – Kick This
  40. 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.

FIFA 07 Gets Players, Clubs

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.

FIFA 07 Announced

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.

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Konami at GC 2006

Konami has announced that it will be presenting the next-gen installment of Pro Evolution Soccer 6 for Xbox 360 at GC 2006 in Leipzig, Germany this year.

Opening its doors on August 23, the annual event is the “ultimate” European gaming convention, and this year it’ll be host to Konami’s presentation of next-gen soccer located in Hall 5, booth F02. The legendary game developer Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka will be presenting the new version to the audience. In addition to Pro Evo 6, visitors to the show will also be given an exclusive look at the publisher’s highlights for the next-generation. Further details will be announced soon.

Portugese Win Xbox Cup

Photo credit: gamerscoreblogThe Portugese, who have made their way to the real-life World Cup final, have been crowned the Xbox Cup Champions having won the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament on the Xbox 360.

The ceremony was held in Berlin’s 8500 seater adidas stadium where Peter Moore, the ubiquitous Microsoft VP, presented the Portugal team with the trophy. Portugal beat Mexico 2-1 in the final.

The Portugal team, pictured right, consists of Miguel Angelo Dinis, 28, and Antonio Luis Ferreira Gomes, 21, who were accompanied by Joao Miguel Gouveia da Cruz Dias, 24, their “ultimate fan”.

Further images from the event can be found on Flickr.

X360 Goes Football Crazy in UK

With the FIFA World Cup less than a week away, Microsoft has announced a couple of promotions that will see a new Xbox 360 bundle and free 360s given out, among other things.

First up is the limited edition 2006 FIFA World Cup Xbox 360 bundle – it will include the Core System console, an exclusively designed FIFA World Cup face plate, a copy of the 2006 FIFA World Cup game by EA and a replica of the official World Cup match ball. The bundle is now available and is retailing for £260.

Xbox Live is now host to England’s official World Cup anthem “World at your Feet” by Embrace. Today is the last day to grab the world exclusive video from Xbox Live; the single is to be released on June 5. As the final piece in its football puzzle, Xbox.com/football is the place to go for the latest World Cup news and gossip direct from Germany. The dedicated website will include updates on everything relating to the World Cup, and it’ll also contain daily updates from the Guardian’s award winning “footy gossip” email, the Fiver.

That’s not all: Xbox and Britvic have teamed up to create the “What’s in your Locker?” ad campaign that will see an Xbox 360 given away every 90 minutes for the duration of the World Cup. The campaign is being promoted with new TV ads featuring England stars David Beckham, John Terry and Paul Robinson. Interested participants have to send in unique text and win code to take part in the ongoing campaign.

Uni Closes for World Cup

And to think my country didn’t even qualify for the event…

DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladesh university has postponed exams until after the World Cup finals after hundreds of students lay siege to the vice-chancellor’s office.

“The classes will remain suspended until July 14,” an official at the university in the capital said Monday.

This shows you how passionate we are about things we can’t even qualify for.

Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Unveiled at E3

This year’s E3 saw the unveiling of Pro Evolution Soccer 6 on Xbox 360 and DS. Konami used the event to display the said versions of the game, which will feature massively upgraded player AI, improved physics and more.

The game, which is also headed for the PS2, PC and PSP, will also feature a refined shooting system, with new moves, tactics and more. PES6 will also see a number of new teams licensed for inclusion, with the international roster no featuring the official kits for Argentina, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

Other additions to the game include more balanced referees, as well as new gameplay modes, including an International Challenge mode that has the player leading their home country to victory through a series of entry and tournament rounds, while a Random mode allows the players play quick games within randomly-generated match day settings.

It is being shown at E3. No release date was mentioned.

Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Unveiling at E3

Konami sent word that the “eagerly-awaited” Pro Evolution Soccer 6 will make its appearance at E3 this year. To be showcased at the Konami stand (#800, South Hall), the game’s producer and creator Shingo “Seabass” Takatsuka will be on hand to celebrate the unveiling.

Not much is known about the title at the moment, but the announcement noted the “impressive roster of new moves, licensed clubs, and gameplay modes” among other new features.

Soccer Fury Announced

NCSoft Europe’s first development project in the region is Soccer Fury which it is creating in collaboration with Digital Legends Entertainment.

Being worked on as a part of the company’s online gaming hub, Soccer Fury is a three-on-three arcade action game combining street soccer with fighting techniques. Players will be able to “tap into a devastating arsenal of martial arts, trick moves and team tactics as you power your way up the field and tear down the opposition in epic online pitched battles.”

No release date was released, but further information is expected at E3.