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EA announces 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

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Posted on February 6, 2014 AT 06:58am

EA has officially announced its standalone FIFA World Cup title, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The game will allow players to take a complete squad or a single player through the entire qualification process and World Cup Finals as usual, but there are also a few gameplay tweaks being made. Passing and dribbling is being refined to allow for more control and new Brazilian-inspired” skill moves are being added.

EA Sports is also responding to user complaints regarding FIFA 14 by adjusting player acceleration on and off the ball.

The game if fully licensed and features 203 national teams, 7469 players, 19 officially licensed managers, and all 12 stadiums from Brazil. There are also new celebration scenes, which see the camera flick back to the country’s capital to see the fans react.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is set to release for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 15 in North America and April 17 in Europe. When asked about a next-gen release EA replied: ”We are making the best game we can for our largest audience, which is still on 360 & PS3.”

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