E3 06: NCsoft kicks down Soccer Fury

Footie meets fighting in Digital Legends' mix of street soccer and martial arts; online PC game to be part of PlayNC.com.

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For some moviegoers, watching Stephen Chow's Shaolin Soccer led to one simple question: Why didn't the players just use their martial arts skills to beat down their opponents and score uncontested goals? Apparently Barcelona-based Digital Legends Entertainment thought the same thing.

The developer and NCsoft today announced details on Soccer Fury, an upcoming PC game that punches "The Beautiful Game" right in its beautiful face. The three-on-three soccer game is a "street" take on the sport, with urban settings, fancy footwork, and ridiculous dribbling moves.

However, Soccer Fury isn't just a FIFA Street clone, it's more of a soccer version of the classic Arch Rivals basket-brawl game. Unlike the Electronic Arts game, Soccer Fury encourages hooliganism by allowing gamers to dish out martial arts moves on their opponents, rather than rely on crosses and pinpoint passing.

Soccer Fury is expected to make an appearance at E3, and will be featured on NCsoft's online gaming hub, PlayNC.com. No release date has been given. For more information, check out the game's official Web site.

Discussion

18 comments
TheWii
TheWii

IM WITH NEMES1S300 SOCCER WORLD WIDE SPORT BETTER THAN BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL COUGH* THIS GAME SOUND INTERESTING

Phazor58
Phazor58

Well, considering the fact that most people posting here are American (as am I), I can expect these kind of comments. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, not the U.S. It sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure how the pay for extras stuff will work out, but I'll be looking forward to how it progresses.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Sounds like a great idea, and some of the comments in here are made by fat people. ^___^

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

soccer is boring. a soccer game is REALLY boring.

cuninj4
cuninj4

hm sounds like deathrow except has a ball instead of a disc.

iamleon
iamleon

there are tons of soccer online games being developped in cna already

gameloverx
gameloverx

hip hip horray NCsoft has finally found a way to make soccer even better thanks to Stephen Chow's Shaolin Soccer

vi3tdynasty
vi3tdynasty

Lets see if they can get some real players not fake ones that Winning Eleven does.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Super Mario Strikers let you beat down your opponents. That was goo enough for me.

runstalker
runstalker

It would have to be incredibly fun to sell, and people will want to hear about the persistent elements, if any.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I wonder how much fun of a game this would be.

Ace_The_Ace
Ace_The_Ace

We'll have to see how it turns out. Hit or miss I guess.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

Shaolin Soccer type of game?! not that attractive really