Gamescom: Trailers for two new FIFA games

EA used their Gamescom conference to lift the lid on the return of FIFA Street as well as a new trailer for FIFA 12. They also made the shock announcement that there will be a FIFA 13, leaving the audience gobsmacked with surprise.

It looks like EA Sports have opted to almost start the series afresh – dropping the number at the end and simply calling it FIFA Street. The new game, set for a spring 2012 release, is now being developed by the guys who work on the core FIFA series. This is the first entry in the series that isn’t under the EA Sports BIG brand.

Personally, I’m hoping it goes back to it’s roots of FS1 & FS2; the customisation of your own player and team being an awesome feature and great time-suck in FS2 especially. The less said about the third iteration the better, took a completely new direction and wasn’t too good at all. Here’s the launch trailer for the flamboyant footy franchise’s reboot:

Now on to the main series of the soccer sim and it was revealed that the demo will be available for download on September 13th. Apart from that and the new trailer (below), there wasn’t much else on FIFA 12.

However, to the amazement of the audience, EA let the cat out of the bag and revealed their top-secret new title: FIFA 13. The only news was that it would have move controls. Yes, a sport where only feet are used will utilise move controls. I’m betting that this will no doubt see EA releasing a $50 sock peripheral that holds your move controllers.

The publishing giant also confirmed that FIFA would be heading to the PSVita in 2012. Whether this is 12, Street, 13 or some other useless spin-off (such as FIFA 06: Road to the World Cup when the 360 was first released), is unknown as of yet.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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