FIFA 07 goes clubbin'

Post-World Cup edition focuses on club teams and international leagues; PSP, DS get exclusive features, next-gen not yet announced.

This year's World Cup helped Electronic Arts move tons of units of both FIFA Soccer 06 and 2006 FIFA World Cup, but the world's biggest sporting event and its millions of fans must move on. EA is moving on too, as it has officially announced FIFA Soccer 07.

The latest game of footie is headed to the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PSP, DS, PC, and the Game Boy Advance on September 29 in the UK. EA has not yet announced a release date for the US. Though a recent statement from EA does not mention any next-gen versions of the game, the game's official Web site bears an Xbox 360 logo, meaning that a version for Microsoft's next-gen console is likely coming later.

Now that international pride has been settled for the next four years, FIFA 07 is concentrating once again on the club circuit. The game will feature the licenses of dozens of leagues, and will introduce the new EA Sports Interactive Leagues, which allow fans to square off in online leagues based on real-world schedules.

The PSP version also boasts improved connectivity with the PS2 version, enabling gamers to transfer data between the two platforms, and play a single franchise mode at home or on the move. DS owners will be able to create their own custom chants using the console's microphone, and more precise off-the-ball running routes can be ordered with the "Touch Run" feature.

Check back later this week for GameSpot's impressions of the current-gen versions.

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sherbandel
sherbandel

I heard that the romanian Liga I will be in the game. Nice, for the first time I'll get to lead STEAUA to a high level team.

wurn
wurn

If the gameplay is anything like Fifa WC then it'll be a winner. But if they can only get the offside trap and the darn player select worked out.

peruytu
peruytu

Has EA released a list of leagues and teams yet?

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

I hope fifa 07 is better that last year's disaster on the 360

kaly83
kaly83

(\__/) (='.'=) (")_(")

andy_hal
andy_hal

at last im at home here all the magazines and stuf prpa big up the pes games and slate fifa and EA but finaly i have not only found some1 that agrees wif me bt a whole group of ppl FIFA RULES!!!!!!!!!

crackeyes298
crackeyes298

You know that EA is not going to run away from the arcade like style of the gameplay engine they are usiing. I have a feeling we are in for a real disappointment and this is not only going to be disappointing but very damaging to EA's reputation and I most say that this Years FIFA 07 might not live up to expectations of the long abide fans of the series. All they want really is money they don't care about the gameplay they care whether or not you buy the darn thing which is why they have kept it the same and will not upgrade the game from its predecessors.

KilLHurtZ_101
KilLHurtZ_101

If EA puts in lots of new features they can cope with the nextgen, I'm sure

dragosh495
dragosh495

all of u that say we is better than fifa, we or pes is made for the playstation, try playing it on the pc, its crap! what about the fouls in that game(pes)? incredible not realistic! fifa is way better, on the pc!

adiham
adiham

PES...go to hell.. FIFA... yo man yo..

Predator04
Predator04

finally the manager mode includes real money.. and also finally Create-a-Team.. Hell Yeah!!.. for what they make it sound on the FIFA 07 SIte.. it seems pretty damn good.. hopefully it isnt all just to get my hopes high...

gtjava
gtjava

fifa is gonna rock hope beta than fifa 06 on psp!!!!!! it has to come o ps3 then the world is gonna shake

seg555
seg555

hope it's beater then Fifa 06 world cup

Konfusion
Konfusion

w00t! Fifa rocks. Better be nore more than 30$, though.. or I'll stick with World Cup 06.

lillan2967
lillan2967

Then shalafi00, I suggest you play Pro Evo and shut up while we play fifa. As you said you haven't played fifa since 2001 and if you assume it hasn't changed in five years, you're dumb.

shalafi00
shalafi00

I'm amazed that people still actually play Fifa. I stopped playing it after Fifa 01 i think, as even after playing 10 seconds of Pro evo, you realise that fifa is a complete waste of your time. Anyone that hasn't played pro evolution soccer/winning eleven, should drop what they are doing right now, grab ALL of their copies of fifa, including the only good one they ever made, fifa 99, and just burn them all. It's like comparing a VW beetle from the 60's to the new Zonda F. Just no comparison. Go with Pro Evo, just that much better.

wenbin09
wenbin09

the interactive league really seems interesting... but i will be more interested in the 360 version if they release one...

Rainbow_man
Rainbow_man

no next gen game yet, theres no way they could hold out on next gens

azizrulez
azizrulez

im still shocked there is no next-gen version

Svcat2
Svcat2

I hope it plays just like 06 for xbox, that would be the ultimate game.

gamepunk86
gamepunk86

i love me some soccer....er, football or whatever. i love me sport where kick a ball around with your feet

ocdog45
ocdog45

right back to the basics. keep it moving EA

mark_unix
mark_unix

once the PS3 ships there will of course be a PS3 version... gamespot doesn't show it 8S

mimi114
mimi114

so no ps3 version then?

d-suhiti
d-suhiti

Can't wait for the 360 version.

moocow21
moocow21

I want a good 360 soccer game! Hopefully konami puts WE on 360, because EAs 360 soccer games suck.

thartist
thartist

Im a PES fan, but admittedly, FIFA 06 & WC have improved A LOT the gameplay of the series. Anyway it is still too frenetic, arcadey and doesn't play AT ALL like REAL FOOTBALL. And the ball has always had inaccurate physics, something between a golf ball and a beach ball. Be honest, admit it. So, i'd like to see what happens this year, but i'd rather save my anxiousness for WE PES 2007.

sa33ood
sa33ood

FIFA 07 is going to be the god of all football games! The GOD. I have read 7 different reviews on hands-on tests done by famous sites and magazines, for the first time they all are amazed and stunned by the new FIFA 07 and its new developers team. From my side, I think that FIFA football 07 is going to beat PES this year, only this year but never before. :)

balindos
balindos

I will rent since the World Cup one dissappointed me alot. Lets get the 360 version out thier too.

hemakm3
hemakm3

MIght consider for 360.

dhjohns
dhjohns

Hopefully they release a version for the 360!

iebubu
iebubu

I wonder, will the next FIFA Street have a Zidane move? lol. But i always enjoy fifa's games and will buy the next version when it's released

faridmon
faridmon

Pro Evoulution for the DS is better, with Wi-Fi sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet

Kwzy
Kwzy

fine! i will get one for PSP and one for PS2

henkievanfeen
henkievanfeen

Fifa 07 is going to improve a lot on gameplay. Joe Booth (developer) said that after about 50 hrs of playing, you'll still see different animations, rebounds, etc.

Frozone6
Frozone6

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daqua_99
daqua_99

DS version sounds interesting ...

Nulify
Nulify

well.. hope it greater, richer, and more realistic than WE. EA BIG must release the next FIFA Street on PS3

BLT27930
BLT27930

I might have to consider WE + FIFA this time round...FIFA catching up?

lolgubbe
lolgubbe

i have never been so much into fifa games or fotball games in general

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

This is Mr.Bunny. Copy and paste him so he can gain world domination. Nice, more good games for the PSP will be greatly appreciated. (\__/) (='.'=) (")_(")

OldWiseBob
OldWiseBob

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RoboticZombie
RoboticZombie

can't wait for fifa 08!!! ohh you know its coming!!

Pices
Pices

thats wat u think , wat do u play ? footballl is for pro athletes

APB_BlazE_APB
APB_BlazE_APB

Cant waint , online premierships ^_^. Thats right isnt it?