Digital interactive entertainment company Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) today announced Thursday that EA SPORTS is developing its two most popular sports videogames—FIFA Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13—for Nintendo Wii U.
Featuring exciting gameplay, HD graphics and new ways to play, these games will be in stores around the world when the new console launches.
“We challenged our teams to develop innovations designed specifically for the Wii U, and to create new ways to play that would bring players of all abilities together,” said Andrew Wilson, head of EA SPORTS. “Our teams have truly delivered creative new football experiences with FIFA Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13 for the Wii U.”
Recently, Nintendo had revealed new information about the upcoming Wii U game console, including details about the system’s touch-screen controller, the Wii U GamePad. (Read: What’s New on Nintendo Wii U Game Console?)
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.
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.
Madden NFL 13 on the Wii U delivers the most authentic NFL experience ever on a Nintendo platform, including core gameplay new to the franchise this year, HD graphics, the newest depth and career modes, and all-new touchscreen features exclusive to the Wii U.
With the all-new Connected Careers mode, you can build your own legacy as a player or a coach, or relive the glory of an all-time legend. Plus, the new CBS commentary team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms make every game feel like an authentic NFL broadcast, as they call the action from the 3D booth.
Get immersed into every game with features exclusive to the Wii U, including streamlined playcalling, pre-snap adjustments and personnel management – all directly from the Wii U GamePad touchscreen.