New FIFA 09 DLC: What's your Ultimate Team?

by: Adam -
All you FIFA 09 fans listen up because EA has some news for you.  If you're the proud owner of FIFA 09 (for the PS3 and 360) check out your local XBLM/PSN for some new DLC.  The aforementioned DLC consists of a new game mode entitled FIFA 09 Ultimate Team, and it allows you to assemble a team of talented players and compete against other player's teams online.  You can create yourself in-game and play alongside your team in matches or tournaments and use the bronze, silver, and gold virtual cards you collect to make the perfect fantasy team for you.  If you're on the fence about buying this new DLC, EA has you covered because you can play a five game trial before deciding whether or not you're willing to spend your hard earned drug money.

You can test your skills in this new game mode available now for $9.99 on the PSN, or 800 Microsoft Space Bucks on the XBLM.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 19, 2009 Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that a new downloadable game mode called FIFA 09 Ultimate Team is available now to download to the award-winning EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 09 on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360®  video game and entertainment system.

FIFA 09 Ultimate Team challenges gamers to collect the most talented players in the world, develop them into a dream team and then compete online. Feel the exhilaration as you take your carefully assembled squad into matches and tournaments online against the most formidably talented teams ever assembled—and out play them. Here is the ultimate test of your skills as a player and manager.

Collect bronze, silver and gold virtual cards, including Player, Staff, Contract, Formations, and Tactics, to create a fantasy team. Strategically collect and manage players and different types of cards, and then set the match strategy to win. Carefully select or trade for the right Manager, then choose the best Tactics and Formations that forge the team chemistry necessary to take your club to the top.

Write your own legend with FIFA 09 Ultimate Team. Create yourself in game, line up alongside your heroes and captain your squad to glory. Customize everything from players and stadiums to the kits and badges, creating the world’s next great soccer club. Compete offline and online to earn more valuable cards or trawl the market for the ones needed to complete a winning team. Climb the league table or compete in knockout tournaments for the most coveted trophies.

FIFA 09 Ultimate Team is available now as a download to FIFA Soccer 09 for 800 Microsoft points or $9.99. Fans are able to experience the new game mode by creating a team with a starter package of players and virtual cards and play a five game trial before deciding to purchase the FIFA 09 Ultimate Team mode. FIFA Soccer 09 is required.

For more information about FIFA 09 Ultimate Team visit http://www.fifa09.ea.com. Screenshots and product fact sheet can be downloaded at http://info.ea.com.

FIFA 09 Ultimate Team, scheduled for worldwide release on March 19, is developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C. It is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI.

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