EA dates FIFA 10

Coming October 2 to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, PlayStation 2, DS, and PSP.

This year's battle of the football games looks to be the biggest yet, as both EA and Konami are stepping it up a gear, with current underdogs Konami promising significant improvements to the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. The question is, which game will be out first? Konami has currently only given a vague autumn release date for PES 2010--but today EA confirmed a firm date for its latest football game.

Coming soon to a console near you.

FIFA 10 will be available internationally on October 2 and will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, PlayStation 2, DS, and PSP. EA has promised the new version of the game will be the "most complete and intelligent simulation of football." The publisher also claims to have taken in feedback from the 275 million online games played in FIFA 09 and used it to improve the new game.

The biggest of the improvements is apparently the new 360-degree dribbling system, which allows for finer control of the ball. The move from the old eight-way system allows for gamers to find spaces between defenders and also enables much better player animation. Other improvements include more realistic player movements and behaviours, slide tackle targeting, and a more powerful rushing system. The Manager mode also makes a return, with EA boasting more than 50 improvements, including realistic player transfers, new match realism, and "true-to-life player growth curves."

With FIFA 09 still selling well and even managing to be the number-two selling game for the year so far behind Wii Fit, FIFA 10 has a lot to live up to. Check out GameSpot's brand new hands-on or the exclusive interview below for more.

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Directions3
Directions3

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Sonikilate
Sonikilate

Will the manager mode will be in all consoles?

huntervaneg
huntervaneg

I love FIFA games, my brother in law always borrow me his copy... And you know, it's ironic that so far I only has bought FIFA 08 for Wii (the worst FIFA edition I have played)... I expect to buy FIFA 10 this year, it looks great but I have to played to give my final veredict!! Until then I 'll continue enjoying the Footi matches with my bros!!

NoHotAshes
NoHotAshes

is the pc game the next gen one yet? if not, not interested

trw534
trw534

i might buy this game

LewyDeng2
LewyDeng2

Hey the longer ProEvo is somewhat in the competition, the better. It'll prevent the FIFA devs from getting lazy.

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

They always say this going to be the best football game yet and more reslistic etc, they said that about Fifa 08, 09 and now 10. Same hype as always. Fifa 11 they will shout the same again, this will be the best ever and more realistic etc.

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

there is nothing wrong with 09, wierd people you are, fifa 10 (the pro evo killer) now has a date of october 2nd, i wish it was sooner but its best to be finished and polished rather then rushed and buggy (yes konami)

markh117
markh117

Im really glad they worked on the free kicks. That was always the part i hated about 09. Long as they keep the momentum from the last one this could be great

nurse_tsunami
nurse_tsunami

I am sure my brother will be lining up to get this once it comes out.

PresidentDman
PresidentDman

I converted to FIFA last year after becoming frustrated with PES and I think i'll be sticking with that franchise again this year. PES has promised big changes but they've been saying that for years so I'm calling "shenanigans" on them this time round.

Garudo
Garudo

i'll see how they exceed the PES or Winning Eleven..if they r good enough to impress me..i'll consider to add it into my collection..

pigfish2
pigfish2

i was let down by fifa 09 on the wii so i won't be getting it

Aroshtar
Aroshtar

im seeing chelsea again inter in LA. too bad im a liverpool fan XD

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

too bad i'm not a big football fan

Tygraph
Tygraph

@ abosh1 I'm going to see Chelsea in about a week or so :) They play AC Milan; should be a great game! @ Marakkus Apparently you haven't played '09. That game is amazing. Playing it on my 52'' Samsung (1080p) with a crowd of friends over competing is quite an amazing thing :)

abosh1
abosh1

looking great... october 2... cant wait!!!

Marakkus
Marakkus

Winning Eleven beats FIFA in gameplay each and every time...I doubt EA will get it right

Naruto
Naruto

It's looking good! :D Funny how Benzema is in the Lyon shirt eventhough he's moved on to Real Madrid :P

Pedroptz
Pedroptz

Fifa, better gameplay, better graphics and licenses. Enough said!

E1025gama
E1025gama

The big question is: Does anyone care?

Her0
Her0

" 275 million online games played in FIFA 09 " Wow this is massive number but I 've played by myself more than 1500 game in online mode only and I'm really eager to get fifa 10 and I expect would spend the same amount of this number, if not bigger.btw what is PES ? :P

ThursdayFc
ThursdayFc

Football football playing the 09 until Fifa 10 available.

DanC1989
DanC1989

I've only just got 09 >_

Calmed_Fury
Calmed_Fury

There are 2 different dates on this page. It says in the story Oct 2. But underneaththe game info in the upper left it says Oct 20. Which one are we going with? Is one EU and another NA?

miq22pac
miq22pac

This is going 2 b awesome @thisisreallybor since u seem not get de point of FIFA, try n pitch an idea for crazy soccer, Flame ball REALLY. if you want indoor football a game called fifa streets is around.

Mr_Fujiv1
Mr_Fujiv1

thisisreallybor Your first idea was alright but the rest suck LOL ball on fire haha. Made me laugh though

-Hells_Gate-
-Hells_Gate-

Looks good, will get it like every year.

NuKkU
NuKkU

i might get this because i have never owned a FIFA game and i always play the demo and they are loads of fun

markypants
markypants moderator

@thisisreallybor Flame ball mode ftw!

thisisreallybor
thisisreallybor

quit trying to sell us the same game... TRY ADDING MORE TO THE GAME, FOR EG. -- Indoor soccer mode (walls, smaller teams, etc.) -- Flame ball (ball is on fire, can't dribble) -- Ice Rink Soccer (players have to play on ice) -- TAG (you are it) -- Slide tackle mode (where slide tackles are encouraged, not penalized) Try something new. something INNOVATIVE. while providing classic goodness.

Tzunoy
Tzunoy

Same game another year and EA will fill their pockets as every year with a big laugh ha ha ha oh my god we can make money only changing the year in title.

thomas6000
thomas6000

360 degree dribbling system sounds interesting, the eight-way system has always annoyed me, if fifa has it and pro doesn't, I might just be buying fifa this year.

jus_me_reece
jus_me_reece

the new setpiece editor is crazy..can not wait

Sudarinho
Sudarinho

im looking forward to the Manager Mode, my favourite mode :D

Petercairns
Petercairns

im always happy to see a new Fifa game come out, there just soooo fun to play. Even if you have mates who dont like soccer you cant help but play this game. !! :)

aozman
aozman

man cannot wait... did u see the new set piece editor.. omg.. this is gonna take over my life

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jcloverboy

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