UEFA EURO 2012 to be a digital expansion pack to FIFA 12
Instead of releasing at retail, EA Sports will offer the Euro competition as DLC
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Mar 29, 2012 - 9:57am EST (Mar 29, 2012 09:57)
Electronic Arts has announced today that UEFA EURO 2012 will be with the only officially licensed videogame of the 2012 European Football Championship which begins June 8 in Poland and Ukraine. UEFA EURO 2012 will be available as a paid digital expansion pack to fans who own already own FIFA 12.
The DLC will contain all 53 UEFA member national teams, all eight official stadiums in the tournament, and all the atmosphere. Fans will be able to compete online through the tournament stages. Plus, a live service will drive real-life story lines from the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign and during the tournament into the game. Challenges will enable fans to earn experience points and level up their Football Club profile.
“This game will tap into the passion fans have for their national teams by capturing all of the national rivalries in-game, and re-creating all the emotion of the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament,” said Producer Sebastian Enrique. “We are utilizing the best-playing FIFA videogame ever, driving live, digital content created from the biggest headlines from the tournament into the game, and offering an exclusive new mode that will challenge gamers in unique and compelling ways.”
A new Expedition Mode designed for UEFA EURO 2012 enables fans to build, manage and compete with a customized team against other European nations. Users will choose their favourite European player or FIFA 12 Virtual Pro to captain their customized team, win matches to earn better players from defeated nations, and then defeat the best nations to earn the best players in a campaign quest to defeat all 53 countries and complete the journey to conquer Europe.
UEFA EURO 2012 is developed by EA Canada and is scheduled for release on April 24, 2012 in North America and Europe, and April 25 in other countries around the world. The DLC will be priced at $19.99, 1800 MS Points, and 2500 FIFA Points on PC. The expansion will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.