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FIFA 13 Wii U features detailed

EA has announced the list of features that will be specific to the Nintendo Wii U version of the EA Sports powerhouse, FIFA 13.


Here's the official list straight from EA Sports:

Award-winning Gameplay - Enjoy the award-winning FIFA franchise gameplay, optimized for Wii-U. The Player Impact Engine delivers real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch; Precision Dribbling brings a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for attacking players; and Tactical Defending places equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling.

Lift and Look - 
See the game from the player's on-field perspective and enjoy creative new ways to take free kicks and penalties. Simply lift and look through the GamePad screen to aim the ball, put the perfect curve on the shot, and let fly. Look to see which teammates are positioned for more dangerous opportunities.

Shake and Shoot - Enjoy complete control of shooting- the most rewarding part of the game. Shake the GamePad to activate the shooting zone, touch the screen to pick a spot precisely on goal, and fire away.

Tap and Tackle - Take control of a specific defender by tapping on the player using the touch screen, taking all the guess work out of auto switching. Use the touch screen to man mark or tackle and opponents simply by tapping on the attacking player and watching your closest defender mark or tackle him.

Precision Passing - Be more creative on the pitch, making decisive passes with precision and long balls with ease utilizing the touch screen.

Play Together - You decide how to play-hands-on, manage, or play and manage. One player manages while up to four others play in Co-op Mode. Available in Exhibition Match, Tournaments and Career Mode.

Connect with Friends -
 Use the Friends Tab while playing the game. See friends online and invite them to play using touch screen typing and real-time messaging.

Complete Control
- Full Team Management Control on the GamePad lets you change formations, make subs, switch player positions, change every facet of a team's tactics, and even set man markers all without interrupting the game. Use the Interactive Radar to control all of your players on the pitch. Make your own defined defense splitting runs or get defenders to track back on defence.

Manage the Match - Take the reins as the manager and watch the game unfold, making key strategic real-time decisions using the GamePad. Make half-time team talks and try to motivate key players. Gamers can chose to manage the team in all of the main game modes, including Tournaments and Career, and can even intervene and take control if the outcome is in doubt.

Manager Hub - Analyze the match by looking at match or player specific stats to help make managerial decisions. Tap on any player to get full statistical analysis, including the opposition. See who's having a great game or who is having a shocker. See where all the shots are being taken from to know where to strengthen or who to man mark. See a player's performance stats and even their energy to help you make more informed substitutions.

Real-World Drama - Experience the same drama as real world of football, either as a player or manager, with their consequences being played out on and off the pitch in Career Mode. See storylines play out in the press, experience the emotion and urgency of Transfer Deadline Day, and discover new talent using the scouting network.

Go Online - Compete in ranked online seasonal play with promotions and relegations. Play 10-game seasons and earn enough points to be promoted or avoid relegation. Higher divisions mean better competition. Compete for Cups and in dynamic tournaments.

Touch Screen Navigation - Utilize the Gamepad to quickly select your favourite game modes and features. A much simpler and quicker way to get to the action.
Complete Authenticity - Over 500 officially licensed clubs and authentic stadiums from around the world.

HD Graphics - Stunning player models, graphics and animations in High Definition.

FIFA 13 for the Wii U will launch alongside the systemon November 30 in Europe.

Edited On 02 Nov, 2012

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neohawk's avatar
neohawk 4 years ago
Will Be a Pro be on the wii U disc?
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Dead 4 years ago
Sounds like they've put a lot of work in to it, not a fan, but it's good the Wii U is getting support like this.
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Joe2120 4 years ago
The only problem with the Wii U version is that it's basically FIFA 12.5. No ultimate team and none of the other changes that came in this year's version on other consoles. Sounds ok, but not enough to convince me it'll be better on Wii U.
adwan's avatar
At least it's not Fifa 11 like on the Vita, so that's a step up. The features sound like they're quite good actually.
adwan 4 years ago
Barada's avatar
Was concerned that a big release was already missing features from the other consoles; I thought at last Nintendo were going to be on an equal footing with the technical side of the console wars - missing features on a top title isn't a good sign, so early in its life.
Barada 4 years ago
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Rachael 4 years ago
Sounds like they have put the effort in but it is still not enough to tempt me away from my Xbox 360 version. It should be equivalent to a full fledge fifa 13 which is the same as the Xbox and PS3 if they want to compete.
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Kettle11 4 years ago
This only backs up my feelings about this console being yet another large gimmick from Nintendo. I don't know what other people want, but for Nintendo to reach a consumer like me, they need to stop adding gimmicks and start adding games. Maybe invest some money into a new IP?
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Wey1 4 years ago
some interesting features. i just wonder will the game be made easier by the ability to accurately place the ball when shooting.
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Tyrone 4 years ago
Think they REALLY should of added Ultimate Team! People would've bought day one i think! Best part of the game for most people and I really believe it deserves it! Guessing it'll have to wait for FIFA 14.....

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