This game was released on September 30, 2011 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.
EA comes up with a new FIFA title every year, and this one is no exception. FIFA Soccer 12, to be released on September 27th in the US, offers a variety of new features and gameplay improvements. Chief among them is the new Player Impact Engine on which EA developers have toiled away for two years. According to the official sources, it will allow for realistic results from player collisions on the pitch. This new physics engine will be able to tell whether the player was injured, and which part of their body was damaged.
Other improvements include Tactical Defending, Precision Dribbling, and better AI which considers the strengths of their teammates when making decisions. The game is said to include over 500 licensed clubs and 15.000 players, more authentic crowds and easier navigation.
FIFA 12 pre-order bonus
Preordering the game at select retailers will net you a number of Gold Packs for building the best club in FIFA 12 Ultimate Team. These contain some of the world’s top football players, as well as other in-game items like stadiums and staff (12 items per pack). Here’s a list of stores which are offering incentives for FIFA Soccer 12 fans:
- Amazon: $10 store credit for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii versions, and a free Fathead Teammate (12″x12″ logo sticker) of the MLS team of your choice.
- Origin (official EA store): 2 gold packs / mo for 6 months (12 total). Also offers the PC version of the game, which has the same features and engine as console versions.
- BestBuy: free 1 month subscription to MLS Match Day Live service.
- Walmart: $10 eGift Card.
- Gamestop: 4 gold packs / mo for 6 months (24 total) for Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
- GAME & Gamestation (UK): 4 gold packs / mo for 6 months (24 total) with the exclusive Ultimate Edition (comes with a higher price tag than the standard one).
- Play.com, HMV or other UK retailers: 3 gold packs / mo for 6 months (18 total) with the slightly more expensive Special Editionof the game.
If you know any other retailers which are offering FIFA 12 Ultimate Team gold packs and other items that we missed, feel free to share them in the comments.
Official FIFA 12 trailer
This short gameplay trailer presents the new features you can look forward to in FIFA 12.
FIFA Soccer 12 hits the stores on September 27th in the US and three days later in Europe. The game is available for all major gaming platforms, including legacy ones. Get more information on the official website of the upcoming soccer simulator.