World Cup-Branded FIFA Game Coming This Spring
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The annual FIFA franchise is one of publisher EA’s biggest money-makers each year and the World Cup is the most-hyped sporting event in the world. It makes sense, then, that EA would put out a special World Cup edition of FIFA 14.
EA today announced that 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is, indeed, coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The game will hit the U.S. on April 15. Oddly enough, a version of the game for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has not been announced – despite the fact that FIFA 14 was released on both.
Being built on top of FIFA 14, the World Cup game will feature gameplay similar to that seen in last fall’s new FIFA title. In fact, EA is touting all the same “innovations and improvements” to gameplay that it was during the run-up to FIFA 14‘s release.
What is new to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is the teams, the players, and the stadiums. According to EA the game will include 203 national teams filled with 7,469 players. 21 New stadiums are also included in the game, 12 of them modeled after Brazilian stadiums in which the real World Cup will be played.
In addition to the new assets, the game will include a fairly robust World Cup-styled tournament mode. The mode allows up to 32 players (or just teams) to create a local tournament. Players then take their team against other players all the way from group stages to the championship game.