We’ve been looking forward to FIFA 13 for a number of months, especially considering we play the existing game numerous times every week, and while no two games are the same it seems like the new FIFA 13 will take things to another level. The unpredictability should increase now that balls won’t land directly at your feet after traveling through the air, and other innovations include smarter players that are more likely to go after the ball rather than watch it pass by as we spoke about in a post earlier this week.
Now that we entered the launch month for FIFA 13 we’ve seen EA stepping up their promotional campaign, which recently included a Join The Club video that you can see in our earlier article or in the first video below (on this page). The TV Ad is pretty funny so if you haven’t seen it, then we recommended you have a watch, although the continued hype has disappointed some FIFA fans who just want to get playing the latest version. The good news is that date has been set for sometime and will see FIFA Soccer 13 launch on September 25 in the US, which will be followed with a launch just 3 days later in the UK/Europe.
Part of the promotion for FIFA 13 includes partnering with different brands, and Sky Sports has teamed up with EA to offer a free copy of FIFA 13 for PS3, which to enter you only need to watch the TV Ad and work out how many professional managers and players there are in the video. You can read more details about this promotion directly on their article, although it’s worth noting you have to the end of this month to enter.
The new skills and controls found within FIFA 13 bring better controlling of the ball, which creates a more fluid experience when dribbling. There are numerous improvements to FIFA 13 that aim to make the game more lifelike, and these include tactical free kicks and First Touch Control. You can read more on these features and others in an article found here, although we’ve also embedded two more videos below that showcase gameplay from a recent event and skill moves from actual game footage.
Will you be picking up a copy of FIFA 13 on day one, or are you giving it a miss this year? We would also love to hear your thoughts on the hype surrounding the game, and do you think this helps the game meet expectations or does it raise them too high?