If you’ve managed to play any of the FIFA Street games, you might have an idea of what lay in store for the new mode that has just been announced by EA Sports for inclusion in the Wii version of FIFA 11. The new street football mode will transfer players from a traditional 11 versus 11 match on a full size pitch to 5 on 5 street-set matches, whilst still keeping all professional personalities in check.
It’s another bid for FIFA to appeal to another demographic for sure, but the street scene is highly unlikely to entice players toward the brand. It feels forced and out of place in what is otherwise a highly competent and mature game, although I may very well be misguided in my thoughts toward the addition- be sure to leave your thoughts below- and you might well love the chance to deck out in street wear, complete wall jumps and send shocks to opponents. You can however complement EA are forwarding what sounds like a well rounded experience in its own right into one portion of the game, they are boasting a “soundtrack that brings the culture of the area” to life, so expect bangin’ tunes from the ghettos in London, to the samba beats in Brazil, as well as additional modes that will add to the new inclusion.
Have a look at the screenshot above and you should be able to (hopefully) make out Andres Iniesta in street regalia trying out his luck indoors. It’ll be fascinating to see what the Wii sales are like come launch and whether the new addition can boost sales for the best-selling console. We may well see this included in future additions of the series for all consoles if EA get their way…
Visit www.easports.co.uk/fifa for more information. FIFA 11 will be available on all major platforms on 1st October 2010 in Europe and Asia and 4th October for the US.