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Alan Smith joins Martin Tyler in the booth for FIFA 12

Posted by: Sean Cahill at 7/1/2011 5:08 PM
FIFA 12 will feature two well known figures for commentary in the forms of Alan Smith and Martin Tyler.  The duo are two of the most recognizable names in the world of International Football, and the announcement that they will join together will certainly bring enjoyment to those who hear their voices on broadcasts.  With a release date of September 27th, you only have a couple more months before you get to hear the duo work together every single time you turn on the game.


ALAN SMITH JOINS MARTIN TYLER
IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH FOR EA SPORTS FIFA SOCCER 12
 
Respected Former England Player and Broadcaster Bringing Insights and Fresh Voice To This Year’s Title
 
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 30, 2011– Well-respected broadcaster and former England forward Alan Smith was unveiled today as part of the main English commentary team for EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 12, joining long-time commentator Martin Tyler as the primary voices of this year’s title. FIFA Soccer 12, chosen Best Sports Game by the E3 Game Critics, launches September 27 in North America and September 30 worldwide.
 
“Alan will bring a fresh, new perspective and insight to FIFA Soccer 12, working alongside the trusted and well-known voice of Martin Tyler,” said David Rutter, Senior Producer of FIFA Soccer 12. “As one of the top-tier broadcasters in the UK, he brings enormous knowledge and expert analysis to the game so that we can deliver the most authentic FIFA experience this year.”
 
“The natural chemistry that Martin and I have developed working live matches for TV has transferred very well to the virtual broadcast booth,” said Smith. “I’m really looking forward to FIFA fans hearing our work this fall as we bring all the match day emotion and excitement to this year’s game.”
 
For the first time ever, FIFA Soccer 12 will feature two English broadcast teams, and more than 10,000 lines of fresh commentary, making the game sound new and different all year long. The second commentary team, featuring Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, will call tournament matches, giving these games a real-world broadcast feel and sound. Fans will also have the option to customize the audio to their preferred commentators for any matches.
 
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FIFA Soccer 12 will be available in stores September 27 in North America and September 30 worldwide for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PC, Wii™, PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone®, iPad™, and iPod® touch. The game will also be available for digital download on PC at origin.com. Additional feature details will be revealed in the months ahead.The game has not yet been rated. Screenshots are available at http://info.ea.com.
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