Published on June 14th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder2
Fifa 08 for the Wii gets Exclusive Game Mode
Fifa 08 on the Wii gets a game mode exclusive – Footii Party with Ronaldinho. Details inside!
Not only will the Wii gamers get the chance to play the exclusive mode, which is focused on party games including Table Soccer and Shoot Off, they also get the chance to play with their custom Miis! I like the look of the new mode so far, and can’t wait to see more on it. It’s good to finally see a game take advantage of the Miis in-game (if there is already one on the market, let me know!).
It seems that the party games on the Wii are becoming more and more important when more than two people are in the room. And now that Fifa has motion-sensing controls, things are probably going to get a bit more fun.
Press Release follows:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â€“ June 14, 2007 â€“ FIFA Soccer 08 cover athlete Ronaldinho, one of the most talented and recognizable athletes in the world, will become the first professional soccer player to appear as a customized character exclusively for the Wiiâ„¢, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today.
EA has created a unique character of the celebrated Brazilian International soccer star that will be playable in FIFA Soccer 08 on Wii. The Wii-exclusive Ronaldinho will host a game mode designed and created exclusively for Wii called Footii Party with Ronaldinho. With this mode, EA introduces unique party games – including Table Soccer and Shoot Off â€“ where you can play as your self-created Miiâ„¢ character to unlock Ronaldinho and take on the champ. Each Footii Party game is created as a multiplayer, social experience designed to engage and entertain fans of all ages.
Ronaldinho commented on the character, â€œMy character looks like he enjoys playing football and shares my passion for the game. This is important to me. Whether you are playing football on the pitch or my party games in FIFA Soccer 08 on the Wii, it should be a fun and enjoyable experience.â€
â€œWhen Ronaldinho steps on to the soccer pitch, he plays with passion and energy. Weâ€™ve brought that same spirit to FIFA Soccer 08 on Wii â€“ it is fun, high-energy entertainment the entire family can enjoy,â€ said senior producer Tim Tschirner.
The gameâ€™s revolutionary FreeMotionâ„¢ controls help level the playing field for all players and turns FIFA Soccer 08 on Wii into a physical, social activity. It also provides gamers with a truly authentic soccer experience with more control than ever before. It’s easy to pick-up and play and with the in-game Soccer Academy you can learn basic and advanced controls in more than 30 interactive tutorials. Each lesson teaches you how to master the FreeMotion controls and perform all the necessary movements to dominate on the pitch.
Play FIFA Soccer 08 to take your favorite team and players to Cup glory. Mesmerize defenders with authentic individual skill and play like a real soccer player. Now you pass, shoot, and perform trick moves all with a flick of the wrist. Dictate the play with all-new controls for through-passing and crossing, or control your goalkeeper in one-on-one situations to deny an onrushing striker.
FIFA Soccer 08 delivers complete authenticity with licenses for all of the worldâ€™s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division in North America, and 28 others from more than 20 nations. This year you can choose to play with one of over 570 licensed teams and more than 14,000 players to win glory with or against up to three of your friends.
FIFA Soccer 08 is developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C. It is scheduled for worldwide release this fall on the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system, the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, Wiiâ„¢, Nintendo DSâ„¢, PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, PC and mobile. FIFA Soccer 08 is not yet rated by the ESRB and PEGI.
FIFA Soccer 08 screenshots and special Ronaldinho for Wii character can be downloaded at http://info.ea.com.