Digital interactive entertainment company Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) says it has delivered the first true HD console experience on a hand-held gaming device with the launch of EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer on the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, available now in retail stores throughout North America and Europe.
The first game ever developed for the PlayStation Vita by EA SPORTS features the award-winning FIFA Soccer console quality gameplay, graphics, game modes and authenticity, says the company.
“FIFA Soccer on PlayStation Vita represents a quantum leap forward for hand-held gaming, delivering the HD console quality experience in the palm of your hands,” said VP, Kaz Makita. “The level of quality that is now achievable is a very exciting landmark for the FIFA Soccer franchise and in gaming.”
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It features the same physics-based, data driven technology that powers FIFA Soccer gameplay on the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system across eight different game modes. The largest and most complete experience for handheld ever created by EA SPORTS includes authentic 11 versus 11, Be A Pro, Tournament Mode with over 50 real-world competitions, a full in-depth Career Mode, and head-to-head online.
In addition, FIFA Soccer comes with features that utilize front and back multi-touch screens, creating a more responsive, intelligent and unique gameplay experience. Touch Screen Shooting delivers pin-point accuracy and removes the element of “hit and hope” from shooting, Touch Screen Passing opens up the field of play for more creative, precision passing, and Touch Screen Free Kick Control enables players to swipe a finger to aim and curl the shot around the wall.
The game also features over 30 officially licensed leagues and 500 officially licensed clubs in 11 v 11 matches in authentic stadiums from around the world, says the company. FIFA Soccer on PlayStation Vita is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB. It was announced Tuesday, Feb. 21.