FIFA 11 will be released from September 28, EA announced today. The soccer sim will be released in the US on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, DS, and PSP for the end of September, while European gamers will have to wait until the end of that week when the game hits their territories on October 1, when the Wii version will also be available. North American owners of Nintendo's console will have to wait until October 4 to waggle their way onto the pitch, however.
FIFA 11 will be the second entry in the football franchise to come out in 2010. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa came out at the end of April in time for the buildup to the international tournament of the same name that is now coming to its conclusion. The game has sold well, keeping its position in the top five of the UK all-formats chart since release.
EA also announced that FIFA 11 will feature advanced player customisation options on the PS3 and Xbox 360. A Web-based application will allow players to create their own footballers and then import them into the game. The application will also allow for the creation of club kits and stadia for these custom-made players, as well as saving tactics for them that can then be imported into the game on consoles.
This ties in with the previously announced overhaul of the game's statistics system, dubbed Personality+ that EA claims will allow for closer modelling of players and their individual styles of play. FIFA 11 is being developed by EA Canada and has not yet been rated by PEGI or the ESRB.