EA Sports FIFA 13 available now for Wii U

Exclusive Features Using GamePad Create New Ways To Play On Wii U

December 3, 2012

Exclusive Features Using GamePad Create New Ways To Play On Wii U

Electronic Arts Inc.  today launched FIFA 13 on Wii U™ in South Africa, bringing the world’s biggest sports videogame franchise to Nintendo’s brand-new console. With beautiful HD graphics and exclusive new features using the Wii U GamePad™, FIFA 13 Wii U delivers FIFA’s award-winning HD console gameplay—including the Player Impact Engine, Precision Dribbling and Tactical Defending—an authentic football experience, and new ways to play.

FIFA 13 on Wii U earned a perfect five out of five review score from Snackbar Games, a score of 90/100 from Nintendo World Report, and 89/100 from Family Friendly Gaming, who said “the touch screen opens a whole new world of features.”

“We’re very proud to be offering our most popular sports franchise to a brand new audience,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President, EA SPORTS. “The FIFA development team has created new and different ways to play utilizing the GamePad and we believe fans will really enjoy the unique experience they can get only on Wii U.”

FIFA 13 features innovationsutilizing the GamePad that create new ways to play and immerse fans in the action on the pitch. During a match, simply shake the GamePad to activate the shooting zone, touch the screen to pick a spot precisely on goal, and fire away. With free kicks and penalties, look through the GamePad screen for the player’s on-field perspective to aim the ball, and then let fly. Take control of a specific defender by tapping on the player using the touch screen or tap on an attacking player and watch your closest defender mark or tackle him.

FIFA 13 features new modes exclusive to the Wii U. Take the reins as manager in all of the main game modes and make key strategic real-time decisions using the GamePad. Control all of your players with the Interactive Radar and create your own defence-splitting runs. Analyze match or player stats—including the opposition—in real-time to make managerial decisions and then change any facet of a team’s tactics without interrupting the game. Experience the thrill of managing your favorite club in Manage Match, directing players from the sidelines and even giving half-time talks. Compete with friends in Co-op Mode, Career Mode or Tournaments with one player managing and up to four others playing. Go online and play head-to-head in FIFA Seasons, one of the most popular mode in FIFA, competing in ranked online seasonal play with promotions and relegations. Plus, connect and interact with friends like noother FIFA title. Use the Friends tab to see your friends online and invitethem to play using touch screen typing and real-time messaging.

Join more than 10 million fans in the EA SPORTS FIFA community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/easportsfifa. The FIFA 13 website is http://www.ea.com/asia/fifa-13. Developed by EA Canada, FIFA 13 on Wii U has been rated PG by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) of South Africa. Assets are available at http://info.ea.com.