You probably heard the collective "NICE!" that was said by every soccer fanatic around the world yesterday. Did you wonder what they were so excited about? It is the announcement that FIFA Soccer 10 will feature a new game mode called My Live Season.
If you love soccer (or, "football" for our foreign friends) then this game mode will make you giddy. If you subscribe to the service you get a weekly, dynamic update of real-world information infused to your copy of FIFA Soccer 10. Rosters will be updated with transfers, injuries, suspensions, results, league standings, and more. This will be available for six different leagues.
"That's pretty neat, but how much does it cost?" Good question, voice in my head!
You can subscribe to this service for $4.99 per league on the PSN or 400 MS Points on Xbox Live Marketplace. For a better deal, opt to get a package of all leagues for only $9.99 (PSN) or 800 MS Points. Not too shabby.
Don't forget that a demo for FIFA Soccer 10 is being released on September 17 for the PS3 and 360. If you want you can find out more at the game's website or by clicking "Read More."
And, yes, I do like "using quotes" in this post.
FIFA Soccer 10 to feature my live season premium service
FIFA Soccer 10 Game Face Available Now
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 9, 2009 – EA SPORTS today announced that the Live Season premium service has been expanded into a new game mode for FIFA Soccer 10 enabling subscribers to feel the weekly pulse of soccer with dynamic updates of real-world information to make the game as close to real life as possible.
The new My Live Season premium service in FIFA Soccer 10 will feature weekly updates of player form, transfers, injuries, suspensions, fixtures, results and league standings, creating a mode that mirrors the real world, where gamers play their favorite real-world teams’ games in complete authenticity in any of the following leagues: Barclay’s Premier League, La Liga BBVA, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A and Mexican Primera Division. The game mode enables you to visually track your results against real life as you progress.
“Every Wednesday is Live Season day where dynamic real-world data and analytics will be updated in FIFA Soccer 10 to match the weekly rhythm of real-world soccer and subscribers will have the chance to rewrite their clubs’ history,” said David Rutter, producer of FIFA Soccer 10.
My Live Season is available for the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360. The service is valued at a recommended retail price of $4.99 for the ongoing season on PlayStation Network and 400 points on Xbox Live Marketplace for each individual league. A package of all leagues will be available for the recommended retail price of $9.99 for the ongoing season on PlayStation Network and 800 points on Xbox Live Marketplace.
EA SPORTS FOOTBALL WORLD RE- LAUNCHED
Today marks the re-launch of EA SPORTS Football World, the premier online destination for the latest soccer game news and inside information from the people making EA SPORTS soccer games. At EA SPORTS Football World, users can connect with other EA SPORTS soccer fans, talk to the developers, share their favourite video highlights uploaded directly from the game and much more! Football World is available in English, French and German.
GAME FACE AVAILABLE NOW
Beginning today, fans can log-on to the redesigned EA SPORTS Football World and EASPORTS.com to access Game Face, a new and innovative face creation tool that lets users upload photos of their face to EA SPORTS Football World and EA SPORTS.com to create their virtual likeness on the sites. Further, users can then download their Game Face to be their Virtual Pro in FIFA Soccer 10. Game Face takes FIFA Soccer 10’s player creation to the next level with unrivalled physical likeness. Fans will be able to download their own face into FIFA Soccer 10 when it ships to stores in October and then complete more than 200 on-the-pitch accomplishments to unlock attribute upgrades, skill moves, new player traits, celebrations and extra kit. Virtual Pro is available in any offline or online mode in FIFA Soccer 10.
FIFA Soccer 10 DEMO SET TO LAUNCH SEPT. 17 IN NORTH AMERICA
A full playable demo of FIFA Soccer 10 for the PLAYSTATION3 will be available for download at the PLAYSTATION Store and for the Xbox 360 on Xbox Live Marketplace beginning September 17 in North America. Play as Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Marseille and Chicago Fire and discover a soccer experience that will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer. In addition to playing an exhibition match, for the first time in a FIFA demo users will be able to upload created in-game videos to EA SPORTS Football World.
FIFA Soccer 10 will be available in stores across Europe from October 2nd 2009 and in stores throughout North America on October 20. It is developed under the EA SPORTS brand by EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C. FIFA Soccer 10 is localized into 18 languages and sold in 37 countries–-it is the most popular EA SPORTS franchise globally. The game is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI in Europe.
Visit WWW.FIFA.EASPORTS.COM for more information.
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