FIFA 12 kicking off September 27

EA Sports takes to the pitch later this year with PC version on par with 360, PS3 game; worldwide release set for Sept. 30.

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EA Sports has already announced when its American football season will kick off, attaching an August 30 release date to Madden NFL 12. Now, the publisher has also scheduled the first touch for football of the international sort, saying today that FIFA Soccer 12 will arrive in North America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, 3DS, iOS, and PC on September 27. The game's worldwide release will follow on September 30.

Dribbling and defense have both been revisited for FIFA 12.

For this year's installment, EA Sports emphasized that it will be delivering an identical gaming experience on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. This promise is particularly meaningful for PC gamers, with EA Sports noting that FIFA 12 on desktop platforms will this year include the series' Player Impact Engine. This inclusion will offer PC gamers improved player physics and other technical features found in the console versions.

As for new features impacting all three versions, EA Sports has revisited dribbling mechanics in an effort to deliver a more realistic touch on the ball. Defense has likewise been tweaked, with a greater emphasis being placed on position play and ball interception. The publisher is also introducing the EA Sports Football Club feature, a free service that offers news and updates on the real-world sport.

EA Sports also said that it has updated the game's Career mode. With FIFA 12, players will be able to live out storylines taken from real-world events. Career mode also boasts more than 500 officially licensed clubs.

See the video below for more on FIFA 12's Player Impact Engine.

Discussion

70 comments
zwailla
zwailla

Hmm i will try both PES and FIFA via torrent :) and decide then! Greedy companies wont trick me with hype!

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

I just hope the Scottish league is a bit more fleshed out sometimes i feel its like they just tack us onto the game :(

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

I can't wait to get this for my son but by the time it comes out he may not want it as he isn't having a good year of soccer. He just isn't aggressive enough as he once was and therefore his play isn't that good. In fact his team's entire D no matter who they put back there is pretty bad.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Will likely get it but not til March of next year

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

@xFL4WL3SSx "I LOVE FIFA SOOOOO MUCH, SOCCER IS MY LIFE." "SOCCER IS MY LIFE." "SOCCER" Yeah try again mate

fabz_95
fabz_95

Awesome, I love FIFA :D.

gary3dsfan
gary3dsfan

I love fifa but this needs to be on Vita too.

xFL4WL3SSx
xFL4WL3SSx

I LOVE FIFA TOOOOO MUCH, SOCCER IS MY LIFE.

schoolboy1994
schoolboy1994

duuuuuuuuuuude....that was totally awesome, now players won't get thrown away like balloons when they hit Cristiano Ronaldo! i mean c'mon, that's just ridiculous. glad they did something about it. don't get me wrong, i'm a huge fifa fan but that Ronaldo has unreasonable strength and stamina, am i getting to someone here?

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

I can't wait,fifa is by far the best sports game out there.Madden hasn't been worth it for the last 5 years.

tat2pap
tat2pap

awesome , hu ha , lets kick some balls

FaizanXtreme
FaizanXtreme

THIS YEAR I AM DEFINITLY BUYING FIFA 12 ON PC

swiftsilk
swiftsilk

I cant belive there charging for UT this year, it seems that buying the game is just not enough for EA

wars45
wars45

i just llove pes master league online starting with crap players then buyin good players take age but i love it master league online is like runing my own football club had fifa 11 but got rid has i found it boring online

daabulls23
daabulls23

Is Madden next? Or NHL? Cause that would be awesome. Maybe feeling some heat from the 2K series.

chechak7
chechak7

is threr no FIFA 12 on PC or not

vega13mv
vega13mv

Mexico vs USA for the North American championship this saturday. It should be a great game, don't miss it. Copa America starts in July too, it's a great summer for some futbol. See ya'll on the virtual pitch.

abdeslemg
abdeslemg

i love fifa 11 and i will be wait for the next one :)

PATR0CLUS
PATR0CLUS

@Lallin92 are u serious, the only good pes game was pes6!!

vishnuvanjara
vishnuvanjara

every year ea gives some good function and they are make game good wait for pre order on ea India website

El_Esbirro
El_Esbirro

thats why on even years (fifa 2010 - fifa2012) i get Fifa and on uneven (PES09 - PES11) years i get Pro Evolution Soccer. So i don't feel scammed...usually when you buy a sports game one year, the next one is practically the same with more shiny, predictable and unnecessary stuff...which could easily be a patch or update for $20 to 10$. Now on regards to FIFA12...Updated Carrer Mode?? YES! now that's got my total interest. Now, i would love for them to finally give us a decent CELEBRATION!! i hate celebrations with no trophys!!!

trystkl1826
trystkl1826

In sports games, I mostly play career modes. I've noticed a decline in great gaming updates when it comes to these modes, specifically football. It's great to read that attention has been given to upgrading the career mode experience in FIFA 12.

spKeeper20
spKeeper20

@CoolDimi boots? is that really what you're worried about?

CoolDimi
CoolDimi

PLEASE EA You need to bring in boot updates & Download packs. Fifa 11 was great but it lacked the new boots players were wearing. Pls put boot updates. Otherwise i know its going to be a great game.

BigRigs93
BigRigs93

Fifa 12 is just the same as the other games with a few tweaks. Same as all sports games. Makes the games repeatitive and boring yet people still buy the same game?

Marasca2
Marasca2

OMG PC version equal to Xbox and PS3? I never thought i would say this but thank you EA.

Lallin92
Lallin92

I have allways likes PES better, so sorry EA your not getting my money this year either!

jasopan
jasopan

I've been playing 11 for months and months now. Still frustrated with the friendly AI. Still a pretty good game though

Majkic666
Majkic666

@GrumpyMcNasty Because Vita is new and they need to make it from the ground to make it fit the vita... They will maybe make one for 13 but dont think you should have any hopes for a Vita version this year

siddarthshetty
siddarthshetty

I started with fifa then moved to PES and now back to fifa from last 2 years as PES is ignoring PC fans.

Triton
Triton

New year, same updates. Rinse and repeat.

GrumpyMcNasty
GrumpyMcNasty

What about Vita? If it's really as powerful as PS3 or XBOX360 why would it not run this?

1234dragonsky
1234dragonsky

PES for PC R.I.P. if this game for PC is what they promise than it will be AWESOME

matijapolih
matijapolih

well Fifa 11 was better than Pes 11 ... so im looking foward to this one

sara2099
sara2099

i like PES 2011 too but i dont know why controller is not good in game PES 10 is better than PES 11 (in gamepaly)

nemanja2110
nemanja2110

In PES 2011 be a pro is a lot better then in FIFA 11, but Manager mode is better in FIFA becuse of that I play FIFA 11. I would love to see better be a pro in FIFA 12. FIFA RULEZ!!!!!!!!

VercettiTommyy
VercettiTommyy

after a sign of good faith with last year's FIFA 11 on PC, now we're really on level terms. Thank you, EA, this is great. Looking forward to buying this for the PC.

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

I allways start in the lowest eng div. I play-d darlington last year, this year i play gillingham. Been playing fifa like this every year since 04.

Majkic666
Majkic666

Hope They make career mode like PES11 To be honest PES11 got the a career mode that is like 100 times better then fifas, you make progress, start with a noob team and fight your way up to fight for a top team or your favorite team

John_Read
John_Read

Ea is such a loser They purposely ported PS2 versions to PC and now they are making lame statements " PC version on par with 360, PS3 game"

Hamza141
Hamza141

finally not a stripped down version of FIFA for pc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hamza141
Hamza141

finally not a stripped down version of FIFA for pc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aSchizophrenic
aSchizophrenic

This news makes me happier than a Madden fan who just got his hands on the new copy of Madden!