FIFA 12: PS Vita gameplay shows impressive graphics, exclusive controls

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If you haven’t heard, the PS Vita is already out to buy now in Japan and has no doubt been met with a large amount of jealousy for those in the US and Europe, who have to wait until February 22 next year in order to get one.

The good news, is that Sony hears your pain. The company has recently provided some western Vita coverage for those that can’t bear the thought of playing the new handheld system until a few months later. We told you over the weekend that Sony had released an English PS Vita manual, allowing western fans to get a full heads up on what to expect for the system. Now we have something else to bring you.

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That comes in the form of a brand new trailer for the upcoming FIFA 12 game for the PS Vita, or FIFA Soccer as it is being called right now. For the first time, we get a look at how the handheld graphics compare to console, and we have to say we’re pleasantly impressed with what we see. The graphics are by no means terrible and although they obviously don’t compare to console like for like, they are still top notch for a handheld system – especially compared to graphics on the original PSP for example.

The trailer also gives an introduction to how the PS Vita version of the game will come with an exclusive control system, to fit some of the luxurious control features on the new portable. By this we’re talking about using the touchscreen to take a shot and free kicks, while you’ll also be able to use the touchpad located on the back of the Vita to play the game as well – it looks pretty slick.

Check out the trailer for yourself below and let us know your thoughts on the graphics quality of FIFA 12 on the PS Vita. As we told you in a previous report here, this game is set for a release in February, we’re guessing as a launch title for the Europe and US versions of the device. Let’s hope it comes updated with all the January transfers that take place in real time.