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FIFA 12 Announced for Nintendo 3DS

FIFA 12 Announced for Nintendo 3DS

by Steve CullumMay 10, 2011

EA Sports has officially announced FIFA 12 will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. In addition to traditional FIFA soccer, this title will include 3D Street soccer as well. There will be a total of eight game modes, and it will feature intuitive touch screen controls and a curved pitch. Check out the official press release from EA Sports below.


EA SPORTS FIFA 12 will deliver the most authentic, innovative and feature-rich 3D football experience on Nintendo 3DS when the game launches this autumn. FIFA 12 on Nintendo 3DS will feature over 500 officially licensed clubs, new touch screen controls that will change the gameplay experience, and the first ever 3D Street Football. With eight different game modes, it is the largest feature set ever developed by EA SPORTS for a hand-held football game.

Take to the pitch with superstars like Real Madrid’s Kaká and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, and become a true marksman using all-new optional touch screen controls. Enjoy precision shooting by picking a spot precisely from the player’s viewpoint using the lower touch screen and then finessing a shot with pinpoint accuracy. Utilize touch screen controls on set pieces to draw a shot that curves the ball around, or even power it over the wall for the match-winning goal that lifts your club to victory.

“We challenged our development team to develop innovative features that would maximize the FIFA experience on 3DS. They delivered intuitive new touch screen controls and a curved pitch in our Street mode that truly brings the 3D elements to life,” said Matt Prior, Producer for FIFA 12 on Nintendo 3DS. “When you combine these features and many other innovations with all the authentic players and kits for the upcoming season, we are confident that this will be the best football game available on Nintendo 3DS.”

Whether fans choose to take to the pitch as a real-world superstar or re-create themselves in the first-ever 3D Street Football Mode, the environment will come alive through an innovative curved pitch and unique lower camera view that maximizes 3D planes, enabling gamers to experience the depth of the field and player movement with full 3D effects. Featuring players wearing the latest street gear, the stage will be set for epic 5 versus 5 matches in exotic street locales and indoor environments that are true to the spirit of street football. Plus, in Be A Pro Mode, fans will be able to take their created player on a journey from the streets to ultimately compete for their favourite club and national side and become the next football legend.

FIFA 12 on Nintendo 3DS will feature fully authentic 11 versus 11 gameplay, head-to-head online matches using Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, Tournament Mode with over 50 real-world competitions, a full in-depth Career Mode that enables gamers to play or manage their way to glory, 3D Street Football, Be A Pro and a Training Mode. It also features nine different camera angles to choose from for the perfect view of the pitch.

FIFA 12 will be available in stores world-wide this autumn for Nintendo 3DS and is being developed by EA SPORTS at EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C. The game has not yet been rated.

[PR from EA Sports]

About The Author
Steve Cullum
Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.
  • Kirsty Robinson4067
    October 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Why can’t you get FIFA 12 for DSi? My son is gutted!!

  • anna
    November 16, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I cannot believe it is not being made for DSI – it is hardly an antique console!! My son will also be very disappointed at christmas

  • Victoria
    November 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Ridiculous that this game isn’t made for DSi. Shame on you, Nintendo

  • Kiwicmc
    December 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Shame on Nintendo for not making this available on the DSi. I would have accepted a few months delay, but not at all? Not impressed

  • Ann Ohn
    December 26, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Nintendo, this is a message from our 8 year old son: “Please could you make Fifa 12 for DS”.  He is very upset this is not available.

  • Carol
    January 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

    My 8 year old son is very disappointed as he has all the FIFAs for his DSi and was bought FIFA 12 but cannot play it and the gift has to be returned.

    Shame on you Nintendo, just goes to show everyone wants you to spend more money upgrading all the time.

  • Bosmas70
    January 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Why is fifa 12 not available for the dsi?
    Looks like the same as xbox and xbox360 (no games more available for the xbox)
    instead of sony ps2 ps3 (fifa 11 still avalable for the ps2)
    This was my last nintendo. next console will be a sony they understand there customers.
    I am very disappointed.

  • Jacob
    March 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Why is there no Fifa 12 for Nintendo DS?  🙁

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