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Friday, October 25, 2002
FIFA 2003 release date announced

Grab your boots as EA announced today the release of FIFA Football 2003, the latest title from the EA Sports brand, on the Playstation 2.

The world's most successful football franchise returns to classic form by focusing on the fundamentals of football as advised by the exclusive 'EA Football Council' consisting of the star players Edgar Davids, Ryan Giggs and Roberto Carlos.

FIFA Football 2003 provides an immersive, authentic experience driven by an ALL NEW game engine. This is football gaming that lives by the rules of the real sport and absorbs the users in a world of detail and culture.

FIFA offers you total licensed football with over 175 licensed entities – 16 leagues, 350 teams with 10,000 players. Feel the intense big match atmosphere with all the star players, real stadia, real stats and club specific crowd chants. Now you too must endure the pressure of playing at Europe's most famous stadiums and experience the intense atmosphere.

FIFA Football 2003 incorporates a new interface that requires the level of skill and strategy that has allowed stars like Roberto Carlos to shine in the real world. A new set-piece dynamic provides complete control over the power and swerve of free kicks. Find the angle, find the power and find the top corner.

A fundamental change in the control of the ball including shooting, dribbling, and passing results in more natural gameplay - with deflections, missed headers and scrambled goals reflecting the real nature of football.

FIFA Football 2003 introduces a completely re-worked AI engine that focuses on three new enhancements; team play, team tactics and real player attributes. Use the advantage of playing as a team to break down the opposition with precision passing and quality finishing.

Face the onslaught of an opposing team 1-0 down in the 80th minute as they throw all their players upfront. And experience the challenge provided by the individual strengths and skills of European football's top stars.

Rory Armes, Executive Producer of FIFA Football 2003 comments, 'The Sports Football Council of Davids, Giggs and Carlos highlights our development focus on total football authenticity.

'They have inspired the gameplay through their skills and knowledge of the game, as well as their own expertise in particular areas - for instance Carlos' free kicks, Giggs' dribbling skills and Davids' ball control.'

FIFA Football 2003 is released on November 25, 2002 for the Playstation 2 and for PC-CD, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube on November 1, 2002 and GameBoy Advance™ on November 15, 2002.

 

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