No official release date for the game has been announced, but it is expected to debut by late September.
When it comes to making console games to mobile devices, developers tend to gut out a lot of the features of the main game. EA Sports fell into this trap with FIFA 12, as it provided a solid experience but fell short of expectations. With the mobile version of FIFA 13, the developer has worked to dramatically improve graphics and revamp the control scheme. The mobile version of FIFA 13 aims to give players the same authentic and innovative feel they have come to expect from the franchise.
For the first time, EA is going to be able to give players the ability to play against friends from around the world. This is also going to work hand-in-hand with the online leaderboards, which is going to grade players in categories and show how they stack up against the world. Online play will feature the ability to connect to EA SPORTS Football Club to connect to their favorite teams.
FIFA 13 for iOS will feature 33 licensed stadiums, 30 different leagues, over 500 different teams and an astounding 15,000 different players from leagues across the world. The improved graphics ensure all players will be easily recognizable.
The control system for the game has been completely redone. The new control scheme will be universal thoughout all the products and will include support for a gamepad.
EA has included hefty changes and additions to the playable modes from FIFA 12 to the newer version. All the essentials will be available, including online multiplayer and tournaments for both leagues and cups. This year, players will also be able to play quick matches that include friendlies, practice and even the exciting penalty shootout. EA did not forget about all the aspiring managers out there. Manager Mode and EA SPORTS Football Club Challenges will be also be available game modes.
FIFA 13 will be offering a much more solid product for iOS devices in September. A slew of new features including improved graphics, revamped controls and the ability to upload highlights directly to YouTube build upon last year’s edition of the game. EA is finally looking to convert their console dominance of sports gaming to the mobile outlet. Be ready to hit the field when FIFA 13 releases in September for iOS devices.