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FIFA 12 soundtrack promotes depth and diversity

Posted by: Sean Cahill at 9/13/2011 10:47 PM
Most soundtracks in games are made one of two ways:  Either you go with a soundtrack from bands that are incredibly popular or they are kept in-house and designed by composers themselves.  It looks like EA Sports is going to buck the trend and go with a very diverse group of artists for their soundtrack.  Boasting 39 artists from 15 different countries, many fans of FIFA 12 are going to be exposed to plenty of music they have never heard of.  Soccer is the world's beautiful game, and they are keeping it that way by including music from all around the world.


Roster Features The Ting Tings, CSS, Kasabian, Chase & Status, Grouplove,
The Strokes and Foster The People
 
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 12, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today unveiled the complete music track listing for EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 12, featuring 39 artists from 15 countries, to create the soundtrack of the upcoming season for fans.
 
Every year, EA’s FIFA Soccer franchise brings together an unprecedented mix of genre-spanning music gathered from around the globe to represent each country and its passion for the game. TheFIFA Soccer 12 soundtrack delivers new music from The Ting Tings, CSS, and Kasabian and hot tracks by Chase & Status, TV On The Radio, Foster The People, The Strokes and Thievery Corporation. In addition, this year’s soundtrack includes such international breakthrough artists as Australia’s The Medics, Brazil’s Bloco Bleque, England’s The Vaccines, Monarchy and Graffiti6, New Zealand’s Naked & Famous, Sweden’s Little Dragon, and American indie rock bands GIVER, Grouplove and Portugal. The Man.
 
 “Our belief is that FIFA soundtracks must always be more than just a collection of songs,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. “We want to create a true international showcase that embodies dozens of nations and virtually every genre of music. We want to bring the world closer together by uniting the global cultures of soccer and music.”
 
Chosen “Best Console Game” last month at Gamescom, and winner of the prestigious E3 Game Critics award for “Best Sports Game” at E3 2011, FIFA Soccer 12 will be in stores on September 27 in North America and September 30 worldwide. Fans who purchase EA SPORTS Season Ticket will get full-game digital access to FIFA 12 three days in advance of launch.* A full playable demo of FIFA 12will be available on Sept. 13 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system at the PLAYSTATION Store, for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system by Xbox Live Gold Members from Xbox Live Marketplace, and for PC at www.orgin.com.
 
The complete in-game soundtrack for FIFA Soccer 12 includes:
 
ARTIST SONG COUNTRY
Alex Metric & Steve Angello Open Your Eyes England/Sweden
All Mankind Break The Spell Australia
Architecture In Helsinki Escapee Australia
Bloco Bleque / Gabriel O Pensador So Tem Jogador Brazil
Chase & Status No Problem England
Crystal Castles / Robert Smith Not In Love Canada/England
CSS Hits Me Like A Rock Brazil
Cut Copy Where I'm Going Australia
Digitalism Circles Germany
DJ Raff Latino & Proud Chile
El Guincho Bombay (Fresh Touch Dub Mix) Spain
Empresarios Sabor Tropical USA
Foster The People Call It What You Want USA
GIVERS Up Up Up USA
Glasvegas The World Is Yours Scotland
Graffiti6 Stare Into The Sun England
Grouplove Colours (Captain Cutz Remix) USA
Japanese Popstars Let Go England
Kasabian Switchblade Smiles England
La Vida Boheme El Buen Salvaje Venezuela
Little Dragon NightLight England
Macaco Una Sola Voz Spain
Marteria / Yasha Verstrahlt Germany
Monarchy The Phoenix Alive (Kris Menace Remix) England
Pint Shot Riot Twisted Soul England
Portugal. The Man Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now) USA
Rock Mafia The Big Bang USA
Spank Rock Energy USA
The Chain Gang Of 1974 Hold On USA
The Hives Thousand Answers Sweden
The Medics City Holland
The Naked & Famous Punching In A Dream New Zealand
The Strokes Machu Picchu USA
The Ting Tings Hands England
The Vaccines Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) England
Thievery Corporation Stargazer England
Tittsworth & Alvin Risk / Maluca La Campana USA/Portugal
TV On The Radio Will Do USA
Tying Tiffany Drownin' Italy
 
For the latest news on FIFA Soccer 12 join more than six million fans in the EA SPORTS FIFA community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa or follow us on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/easportsfifa.
 
FIFA Soccer 12 will be localized into 18 languages and available in 51 countries. It will be available forthe PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, PC, Wii™, PlayStation®2, 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. The game is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and Pegi 3+. Screenshots are available at http://info.ea.com

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