FIFA Soccer 13 Goes for the Goal on Wii U

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Yep, more Wii U updates from the (wonderful?) world of Electronic Arts. You’ve seen glimpses of what Mass Effect 3 and Madden NFL 13 have to offer on Nintendo’s next console gaming machine, now it’s time to take to the pitch for some FIFA footballing.

On Wii U, FIFA 13 will give soccer/football fans unique modes and methods of play built around the GamePad controller. Here’s a snippet from EA Sports’ press release explaining the new features:

In development at EA Canada, FIFA Soccer 13 features three new ways to play that bring players of all abilities together. Families can play together in Co-op Mode, where one player manages and up to four others play. Team Management Control features interactive radar to send players on supporting runs, attacking or defensive, and touch screen control to change tactics, formations or subs on the fly. Experience the thrill of managing your favorite football club in Manage Match, directing players from the sidelines and even giving half-time talks. View a statistical analysis of the match and any player at any time, enabling you to make informed decisions. Plus, connect and interact with friends like no other FIFA title. See your friends online and invite them to play, or message them in real time using touch screen typing. FIFA Soccer 13 features innovations utilizing the Wii U GamePad™ that immerse players in the action on the pitch. Gamers can lift and look through the GamePad touch screen to aim the ball on set pieces and penalty kicks, then put the perfect curve on a shot and let it fly. Shake the GamePad to activate Touch Screen Shooting, removing the element of ‘hit and hope’, and allowing for pinpoint accuracy.

Kick through the gallery of screenshots to get an idea of how some of these features are presented on the GamePad touch screen.

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