2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil announced for Xbox 360 and PS3

Football may be the world's most popular sport, but American audiences often find it a little too slow, lacking in razzmatazz and shouting. For Americans who've been curious about the FIFA games but not inspired enough, maybe 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, announced today by EA, will lure you in. After all, if anything can make football exciting for rubes, it's Brazilians.

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Football may be the world's most popular sport, but American audiences often find it a little too slow, lacking in razzmatazz and shouting. For Americans who've been curious about the FIFA games but not inspired enough, maybe 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, announced today by EA, will lure you in. After all, if anything can make football exciting for rubes, it's Brazilians.

World Cup Brazil takes the core of FIFA 14 and transforms it into the sporting extravaganza, with 203 national teams, 7,469 players, 12 authentic Brazilian stadiums, and other nine other sportsfields on top. As well as the big event itself, it boasts a 'Road to the FIFA World Cup' mode, where players can take any single team and move them through qualifying. Naturally, there's all sorts of multiplayer and other World Cup-y modes.

Though it's built upon FIFA 14, it does have a few new tricks, including over 100 new animations and improved controls. It also has nice touches of national flair, like 'live' cuts away to crowd reactions from gatherings in the team's home country when they score a goal.

Sadly, EA doesn't mention the feature which would make this truly exciting: Brazilian commentary.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is coming only to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, on April 15.

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    February 6, 2014 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil announced for Xbox 360 and PS3.

    Football may be the world's most popular sport, but American audiences often find it a little too slow, lacking in razzmatazz and shouting. For Americans who've been curious about the FIFA games but not inspired enough, maybe 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, announced today by EA, will lure you in. After all, if anything can make football exciting for rubes, it's Brazilians.

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      February 6, 2014 8:02 AM

      I wish they would release these as an add on for FIFA 14. I can't justify buying an entirely different game just for the World Cup. Also, no PS4/X1 love?

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        February 6, 2014 11:17 AM

        They did that for the last Euro Cup, and it was a total letdown and felt half-assed compared to the previous stand-alone games.

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      February 6, 2014 8:56 AM

      Time to make my quadrennial purchase of a soccer game. Only ones I've ever bought were 2006 & 2010 World Cup. Heck, I still own 2010.

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      February 6, 2014 8:57 AM

      Are the stadiums finished in it?

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        February 6, 2014 9:02 AM

        They'll be DLC in 2015

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        February 6, 2014 11:40 AM

        Yeah but they are still working on modeling the fences to keep the protestors out.

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          February 7, 2014 12:34 AM

          Don't worry about any pesky protesters.

          The descenters will be removed from the various cities well before the world cup kicks off.....

          and then again 2 years from now.

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      February 6, 2014 9:02 AM

      Exclusive features!

      * Half-finished stadiums. Play in a construction zone! Hopefully the construction crane doesn't fall on the field.
      * Transportation problems. Half your supporters didn't show up due to lack of public transportation! Enjoy a random -50% in stamina due to the increased pressure from the other team's supporters (who somehow lived near the stadium).
      * Lack of security. The field can be invaded at any time by dozens of fans! Enjoy having your match stalled because someone invaded the field.
      * Protests. Your bus is stuck on the way to the stadium and surrounded by tens of thousands of protesters! Make your way out of this mess in time for your match, or it will be forfeited.

      Exciting new features.

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        February 8, 2014 11:56 PM

        Scouting in the Favella mode with three different endings. Exit in a body bag, or with a gunman or even with a football star.
        Win the game your way, kidnap, extortion, murder, or on the field.

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      February 6, 2014 11:59 PM

      Haha, funny.

      EA is so much troubled that it doesn't even care to do the game for any of the three so called "next gen consoles".

      Oh well, at least they dropped the dumb legacy versions that plagued Wii, 3DS, PSP and Vita. Though these 360 and PS3 versions will be exactly legacy versions since EA will not invest that much money into this version.

      The World cup version is always some half-assed roster update sold with full price.