FIFA 10 dated
EA has confirmed that FIFA 10 will hit the high street on 2 October.
The yearly sports title will be available on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PS2, Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP with only Apple Mac and iPhone fans missing out.
The new game, as with previous versions, promises a stack of new features for footie fans and once again goes up against Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer.
According to EA, on the pitch critical gameplay fundamentals have been enhanced to ensure that FIFA 10 mirrors real-world football with players now moving, behaving and positioning themselves more realistically.
On attack, players analyse space more effectively, curve their runs in an attempt to stay onside, create passing lanes naturally, and drive for more variety in attacking options.
On defense, new concepts like position priority enable defenders to multitask so dangerous spaces left open by teammates out of position are covered. Plus there's slide tackle targeting, press marking, and better-urgency clearance logic and in goal goalkeeper intelligence has been improved.
Elsewhere the 360-degree dribbling system gives players finer control of the ball, enabling them to find spaces between defenders that previously were not possible.
FIFA 10 also features a deeper iteration of the Manager Mode with more than 50 major improvements, including new match realism, realistic player transfers based on multiple decision points, and true-to-life player growth curves.