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E3 2007: FIFA 08

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Nintendo today announced that FIFA 08 will be playable online and use EA's league and ranking system.

"FIFA Soccer 08 on the Wii™ makes it easy for the whole family to play and enjoy soccer with a flick of the wrist. Featuring superstar Ronaldinho as the first soccer player created as a unique and playable mini character, you’ll experience soccer in a videogame like you never have before.

There are two ways to play. In the main game, FIFA Soccer 08 on the Wii is a truly authentic soccer experience with more control than ever before. Now you pass, shoot, and perform trick moves all with a flick of the wrist. The all-new unique Footii Party with Ronaldinho mode introduces three party games featuring Ronaldinho as his own unique avatar. Play Juggling, Table Soccer and Boot It with your self-created Mii™ character to unlock Ronaldinho and take on the champ. Have fun and watch the meter count your calories burned.

The game’s revolutionary FreeMotion™ controls help level the playing field for all players and turns FIFA Soccer 08 on the Wii into a physical, social activity. Use motions to control everything from tackling to shooting and throw-ins to freekicks. Send the ball exactly where you intended with a wave of the Wii remote and Nunchuk. It's easy to pick-up and play and with the in-game Soccer Academy you can learn basic and advanced controls in more than 30 interactive tutorials. Each lesson teaches you how to master the FreeMotion controls and perform all the necessary movements to dominate on the pitch.

FIFA Soccer 08 thrusts you into the action and challenges you to play like a pro to win glory for your club. Mesmerize defenders with authentic individual skill and play like a real soccer player. Dictate the play with all-new controls for through-passing and crossing, or control your goalkeeper in one-on-one situations to deny an onrushing striker. Intelligently manage your club by preparing for each specific opponent using new custom formations. Design your own unique strategy to create the perfect formation and tactics. Assign roles and move players to the exact position in relation to team-mates to undermine the opposition.

FIFA Soccer 08 delivers complete authenticity with licenses for all of the world’s top leagues, over 570 licensed teams and more than 14,000 players. Plus, the award-winning Interactive Leagues first introduced in FIFA Soccer 07, now comes to the Wii. Represent your club online* against your rivals throughout the season in the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League or Mexican 1st Division. When they play, you play."

Okay, so its not PES but at least your gonna be able to play online against friends.

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