GAMECUBE PREVIEW: FIFA STREET

NO- this is not an early April's fools joke. EA is taking their popular street series and adding FIFA to the line up. While I really don't see how soccer will fit into the street-style that made Basketball Street a hit, I guess if anyone can do it, it's EA. I am sort of wondering myself just how EA will take a sport such as soccer and use this formula? It sounds from the press and the early PR that EA is planning on using the same format for this one just like basketball and football. While those 2 sports worked, I just think soccer may be taking the series down the wrong path. Then again maybe that is why I write about the games and do not actually create them? In any case FIFA Street is coming.

I know EA has made FIFA better known in the North America market and that is a good thing. The real question is will it be able to fit the street theme? Take a look at the screen shots and you will notice that EA has decided to go again with the wide range camera. A step backwards but maybe for this game they had no choice. While the game is about to hit shelves, there really is not a whole lot of info to tell you on this one. No online mode of course but they will have hidden players and jerseys etc. Let's hope they decide to change the music a bit to fit the sport. It may wind up being a fun game. In any case check out the screen shots and the press on this one it hits stores any day now!

Press:

FIFA Street is a highly-anticipated combination of arcade action blended with the culture of freestyle street soccer. By removing the rules from the simulation soccer experience, FIFA Street exposes the heart of the world's beautiful game, on-the-ball flare and individual style.

Leading this movement are the worlds top professional players, showing off their skills and individual style in 4-on-4 match-ups against the backdrop of global venues that represent the true culture of street soccer. As the first game to support dynamic 1-on-1 encounters, beating your opponent will require skill, technique, and the careful selection of specific moves. As a gamer you'll take on the best and be required to earn their respect, gradually building your reputation and team into an unstoppable force that leads the tide of street soccer.


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System: X, PS2 & GC
Dev: EA Sports
Pub: EA Sports
Release: Feb 2005
Players: 1 - 4
Preview By Chris
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