EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is officially a thing, following on from the publisher's tease overnight.
Officially licensed from the tournament of the same name, EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil arrives on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 15 in North America and April 17 elsewhere.
Boasting "the deepest set of game modes ever in an EA Sports tournament title", EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil also includes various innovations and improvements on the FIFA 14 formula.
Players will have the ability to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction quickly on and off the ball thanks to a system called Explosive Movement. A new feature called World Class Control allows for Response Dribbling and Pinpoint Passing. Plus, the whole thing's been shored up with over 100 new animations including passing, saves, and penalty kicks.
The game features 203 national teams, 7,469 players, 19 officially licensed managers, 21 new stadiums including all 12 authentic stadiums from Brazil. It also includes Live City events, which allow cuts to fans in home nations when a team scores, to see the reaction of the crowd.
The new tournament path, which EA Sports is calling In Road to the FIFA World Cup, is said to be the "most immersive tournament mode from any EA SPORTS title". Taking control of one to 32 players locally through the qualifying rounds, players advance to the group stages of the FIFA World Cup, receiving tournament updates from EA Sports Talk Radio. This feature stars Ian Darke and Andy Goldstein or Roger Bennett and Michael Davies (Men in Blazers), and has over 50 hours of recorded content.
Meanwhile, Road to Rio de Janeiro is a Brazil-only tournament mode.
Pre-orders are available and include exclusive DLC goodies such as new celebrations, historic Adidas game balls, and more.