Last week, EA Sports released the demo for their 2014 FIFA World Cup game. The demo, which features eight teams to play with in quick four minute halves, showed a lot of promise and tons of improvements from the recently release FIFA 14 game, which is EA's best-selling game. While the game is set to be released in a few days, some gamers may not have the urge to purchase the full game when it is released due to the fact that the real-life World Cup doesn't start until June 12.
In their latest blog, EA Sports begins the job of selling the public about the advantages of picking up EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ahead of the start of the largest soccer tournament in the world. Yes, you will have a full two month head start on the real tournament but in the meantime, you can take your favorite team through qualifying and maybe even have your team in the World Cup by the time the real World Cup starts. With the span between the release of the World Cup the video game and the beginning of the real World Cup, you could get through so much within the game and attempt to sync the game with the real thing. While my reason is good enough for some, here are seven other reasons for you to get EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil from the World Cup team, courtesy of our friends at EA Sports.
Your Tournament, Your Way
Cater your 2014 FIFA World Cup experience any way you want. Take control of the United States, win their group and lead them to World Cup glory. Or, start your journey from the qualifying phase and change the course of history. Perhaps, you'd rather your FIFA World Cup feature Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Sweden national team. Then swap out one of the current 32 and put them into the mix.
More Ways To Play
It's not just about the standard 2014 FIFA World Cup. Replay some of the best matches from the last two years of qualifying or once the tournament starts, experience the Story of the Finals and relive the day's events. Ride the Road to Rio de Janeiro online and defeat your opposition in all 12 FIFA World Cup locales, or take on more than 50 new and classic Skill games to improve your FIFA abilities.
The FIFA World Cup is a huge spectacle around the world and EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup is no different. We've 203 FIFA-sanctioned nations, 7,469 licensed FIFPro players and 19 officially licensed managers. All 12 2014 FIFA World Cups stadiums are included with fantastic fan displays inside and outside of the venues. Additionally, we will take you to more than 15 different locations around the world as you see supports get riled up or dejected while their country tries to make its way through the tournament.
EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup sees a number of key gameplay changes that make for a more immersive experience. Direct your teammates to crowd the far post during corners or free kicks, have your Keeper distract a penalty taker into missing their shot, or see how adidas' Brazuca moves realistically on the virtual pitch.
Tune Into EA Sports Talk Radio
Have your 2014 FIFA World Cup journey analyzed by both Michael Davies and Roger Bennett of the Men in Blazers, or Andy Goldstien of talkSports and Ian Darke of ESPN. EA SPORTS Talk Radio is catered to you with specific dialog for all 203 nations. They'll hype you up before your first match or talk you down after that tough loss. Win or lose, they'll be there the entire way giving their insight on everything happening in Brazil.
World Class Soundtrack
Featuring "We Are One (Ole Ola)," the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song and many up-and-coming artists from around the world, the EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil soundtrack has it all. With 34 tracks included, you are bound to find something to suit your eardrums and put you in the Brazilian spirit.
Try It For Yourself
Still not sure if you're ready to start your 2014 FIFA World Cup early? Download the demo and get a taste. The demo features eight nations including host Brazil, as well as the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and Arena de Amazônia in Manaus. Play an entire match to see the atmosphere come to life and experience all the improvements that have been made. Finish in a draw? Then go into penalty kicks and see how the new goalkeeper mechanics can put a striker off their game.
EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is set for release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on April 15. While you wait for the game to be released next week, check out a new video trailer from EA Sports below.