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Overview

FIFA 09 is the latest addition to EA's premier soccer/football video game, developed by EA Canada and published under the EA Sports brand. It was released on numerous platforms including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo DS towards the end of 2008. The game features over 500 teams with 30 international leagues and 41 national teams, 49 stadiums and all new offline and online modes.

One of the new features in the game was the addition of; Adidas Live Season. This will provide weekly stat updates that cover all players and teams in the English Premier League, Spain's La Liga, France's Ligue 1, the German Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A and, strangely, the Mexican Pimera Division. Footballers in the game will have their stats chnged every week so their in game stats will rise or fall depending on how they play in real life.

The demo for Xbox 360 and PS3 was released on September 11th. It allows players to compete in a full exhibition match, two minutes for each half. If at full time the score reflects a draw, a penalty shootout takes place to determine the winner. Teams in the demo include Chelsea, AC Milan, Real Madrid, and Marseille.

FIFA 09 hit shelves in Australia on October 2, in Europe October 3 and in North America October 15, 2008.

Gameplay

Gameplay Features

According to the producer of FIFA 09, David Rutter, over 250 key improvements were made from the previous iteration.

  • Graphics - Overall look of the game has been upgraded from its previous title, FIFA 08. There will be cut scenes while a player is being substituted and the reaction of that player varies depending on his impact during the match. Players are seen warming up if they are substituted during the half time. The crowd also has been improved in terms of graphics and has been regionalized.

  • Physic & Animation System - Improved physics system affects the players and the ball on the pitch thus adding even more realism to the game. Individual attributes of the players will now heavily
    Improved animation makes dribbling look and feel as smooth as ever.
    influence dribbling, running, tackling, heading, passing, and shooting, which are much more responsive. Mid-air collisions have been added as well.

  • Players, Teams, and Stadiums - The number of real-life players, teams, and stadiums have increased. The new licensed teams will include official logos and accurate kits.

  • Weather and Time - Unlike FIFA 08, weather options will be present such as rain and snow. These weather conditions affect the gameplay as well as the appearance of the players. For example, players will wear gloves and/or put their socks up higher. Players can choose the time of the game among day, dusk, and night. When the match starts out as dusk, the second half will begin as night.

  • Faces - Players' faces will be revamped in order to capture more of the actual characteristics of the real-life players with the 3-D modeling technology.
    The players get a makeover.

  • Keeper - Goal Keepers are extremely enhanced regarding their positioning and goalkeeping abilities this time around compare to the ones in FIFA 08 therefore reducing the chances of letting goals in the back of the net. Another new addition to the keepers is that they can change their mind in mid-dive by reaching their hands out the other way once they realize a mistake has been made.

  • Artificial Intelligence - The AI in FIFA 09 will now act more cleverly and realistically.
    Add your own color to the game with the new team tactics.

  • Custom Team Tactics - With over 50,000 combinations of team tactics, players can now incorporate their unique color of playing style to their desired team.

  • Celebrations - When a goal is scored, the player is able to decide which goal celebration to perform.

New Game Modes


Be A Pro Seasons
- FIFA 09 provides the opportunity to play as a single player, in any outfield position, on any team for a whole season mode. You start by choosing a real-life player or you can create your own and play through four seasons of career mode for your team. Along the way you will improve your player's stats, become captain of your club, get called up to the national team and eventually be crowned a club and/or national hero.

Be A Pro Online - Improving on the 5v5 mode in FIFA 08 EA has expanded this mode to allow up to 10 players on each team to take control of a player and work together. This mode has also been integrated with the Online Clubs mode.

Online Clubs - Players can now create and join online clubs so that friends can easily meet up, practice and get into competitive matches together in the 10vs10 online mode. As many as 50 players may now join together to play against other clubs. The best clubs at the end of the season will play off to be crowned the best players of Be A Pro online.

*Not all of the features listed above are included on all platforms.

Downloadable Content

Ultimate Team

EA announced their first downloadable expansion for FIFA 09 called Ultimate Team. This new mode revolves around collecting cards with over 4,000 star player cards to collect. Players will be given a starter pack upon starting the game mode and will be able to trade with other players online to build a strong team. New cards can also be acquired by playing games with your team and through an auction mode. There are 30 different types of card in all, including Managers, Coaches and Special Abilities. The mode will also feature new tournaments for players to compete in online. FIFA 09 Ultimate Team will be available for download on Xbox 360 and PS3 from March 19 2009. When released whether you purchase the DLC o r not, there will be a mandatory 1.3gb update that will add an Ultimate Team Demo to the game. The PS3 version of the update will also add Trophy support.

Tournaments

Gillette - EA Sports Champions of Gaming Tournament

Registration opened on October 31st for the Champions of Gaming Tournament which will allow players from the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific to compete in a worldwide rankings compeition. The champion from each region will be able to travel to Orlando Florida in February 2009 to see who will be the ultimate champion and have the chance to meet some of the worlds biggest sporting stars. You can sign up within the FIFA 09 menu by submitting your name and email address.

Soundtrack

Artist - Song - Album ( Country)

  • Caesar Palace - 1ne - Dogs from V-Gas (Italy)
  • Chromeo - Bonafied Lovin' (Yuksek Remix) - Fancy Footwork: Deluxe Edition (Canada)
  • CSS - Jager Yoga - Donkey (Brazil)
  • Curumin - Magrela - Japan Pop Show (Brazil)
  • Cut Copy - Lights And Music - In Ghost Colours (Australia)
  • Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Something For You (One Loaf Of Bread) - (Jamaica)
  • Datarock - True Stories - (Norway)
  • DJ Bitman - Me Gustan - Latin Bitman (Chile)
  • Duffy - Mercy - Rockferry (Wales)
  • Foals - Olympic Airways - Antidotes (England)
  • Gonzales - Working Together (Boys Noize Remix) - Soft Power (France)
  • Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor (Soulwax Remix) - Made In The Dark (England)
  • Jakobinarina - I'm A Villain - First Crusade (Iceland)
  • Junkie XL - Mad Pursuit - Booming Back At You (Holland)
  • Jupiter One - Platform Moon - Jupiter One (USA)
  • Kasabian - Fast Fuse - (England)
  • Ladytron - Runaway - Velocifero (England)
  • Lykke Li - I'm Good I'm Gone - Youth Novels (Sweden)
  • Macaco - Movin' - (Spain)
  • MGMT - Kids - Oracular Spectacular (USA)
  • My Federation - What Gods Are These - Don't Wanna Die (England)
  • Najwajean - Drive Me - Till It Breaks (Spain)
  • Plastilina Mosh - Let U Know - All U Need Is Mosh (Mexico)
  • Radiopilot -Fahrrad - Fahrrad (Germany)
  • Reverend And The Makers - Open Your Window - The State Of Things (England)
  • Sam Sparro - Black & Gold - Sam Sparro (USA)
  • Señor Flavio - Lo Mejor Del Mundo - Supersaund 2012 (Argentina)
  • Soprano - Victory - (France)
  • The Airborne Toxic Event - Gasoline - The Airborne Toxic Event (USA)
  • The Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix) - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (USA)
  • The Bloody Beetroots - Butter - (Italy)
  • The Fratellis - Tell Me A Lie - Here We Stand (Scotland)
  • The Heavy - That Kind Of Man - Great Vengeance And Furious Fire (England)
  • The Kissaway Trail - 61 - The Kissaway Trail (Denmark)
  • The Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be - Konk (England)
  • The Pinker Tones - The Whistling Song - Wild Animals (Spain)
  • The Script - The End Where I Begin - The Script (Ireland)
  • The Ting Tings - Keep Your Head - We Started Nothing (England)
  • The Veronicas - Untouched - Hook Me Up (Australia)
  • The Whip Muzzle - #1 - X Marks Destination (England)
  • Tom Jones - Feels Like Music (Junkie XL Remix) - (Wales)
  • Ungdomskulen - Modern Drummer - Cry-Baby (Norway)

List of Teams

England Premiership


Arsenal

Aston Villa

Blackburn Rovers

Bolton Wanderers

Chelsea

Everton

Fulham

Hull City

Liverpool

Manchester City

Manchester United

Middlesborough

Newcastle United

Portsmouth

Stoke City

Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur

West Bromwich Albion

West Ham United

Wigan Athletic

England Championship


Barnsley

Birmingham City

Blackpool

Bristol City

Burnley

Cardiff City

Charlton Athletic

Coventry City

Crystal Palace

Derby County

Doncaster Rovers

Ipswich Town

Norwich City

Nottingham Forest

Plymouth Argyle

Preston North End

Queens Park Rangers

Reading

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield United

Southampton

Swansea City

Watford

Wolverhampton Wanderers

England League One

Brighton & Hove Albion

Bristol Rovers

Carlisle United

Cheltenham Town

Colchester United

Crewe Alexandra

Hartlepool United

Hereford United

Huddersfield Town

Leeds United

Leicester City

Leyton Orient

Millwall

MK Dons

Northampton Town

Oldham Athletic

Peterborough United

Scunthorpe United

Southend United

Stockport County

Swindon Town

Tranmere Rovers

Walsall

Yeovil Town

England League Two


Accrington Stanley

Aldershot Town

Barnet

Bournemouth

Bradford City

Brentford

Bury

Chester City

Chesterfield

Dagenham & Redbridge

Darlington

Exeter City

Gillingham

Grimsby Town

Lincoln City

Luton Town

Macclesfield Town

Morecambe

Notts County

Port Vale

Rochdale

Rotherham United

Shrewsbury Town

Wycombe Wanderers

Italy Serie A

Atalanta

Bologna

Cagliari

Catania

Chievo Verona

Fiorentina

Genoa

Internazionale

Juventus

Lazio

Lecce

Milan

Napoli

Palermo

Reggina

Roma

Sampdoria

Siena

Torino

Udinese

Italy Serie B


AlbinoLeffe

Ancona

Ascoli

Avellino

Bari

Brescia

Cittadella

Empoli

Frosinone

Grosseto

Livorno

Mantova

Modena

Parma

Piacenza

Pisa

Rimini

Salernitana

Sassuolo

Treviso

Triestina

Vicenza

Spain Primera Division


Almeria

Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid

Barcelona

Deportivo la Coruna

Espanyol

Getafe

Malaga

Mallorca

Numancia

Osasuna

Racing Satanter

Real Betis

Real Madrid

Recreativo

Sevilla

Sporting de Gijon

Valencia

Valladolid

Villarreal

Spain Segunda


Alcoron

Athletico Madrid (B)

Celta Vigo (B)

Cobena

Fuenlabrada

Lanzarote

Leganes

Lugo

Maritima

Ourense

Pajara Playas

Pontevedra

Puertollano

Racing Ferrol

Racing Satanter (B TEAM)

Rayo

SS Reyes

Talavera

Torrelavega

Universidad Las Palmas

Turkey Süper Lig


Ankaragucu

Ankaraspor

Antalayaspor

Besiktas

Buraspor

Denizlispor

Ericyésspor

Fenerbahce

Galatasaray

Gaziantepspor

Genclerbirligi

Kayseriespor

Konyaspor

Manisaspor

Rizespor

Sakaryaspor

Sivasspor

Trabonzonspor

South Korea K-League


Busan

Chonbuk

Chunnam

Deaju

Daejeon

Gwangju

Incheon

Jeju

Kyungnam

Pohang

Seongnam

Seoul

Suwon

Ulsan

Austria Bundesliga


Altach

Grazer AK

Mattersburg

Pasching

Rapid Wien

Salzburg

Sturm

SV Ried

Tirol

Wien

Belgium Jupiler League


Anderlecht

Antwerp

Beveren

Brugge

Brussels

Cercle Brugge

Charleroi

Excelsior

Gent

Lierse

Lokeren

Mons - Bergen

Racing Genk

Roeselare

Sint Truiden

Standard de Liege

Westerlo

Zulte Waregem

Brazil Campeonato


Atlético Paranaense

Botafogo

Corinthians

Cruzeiro

Figueirense

Flamengo

Fluminense

Fortaleza

Goiás

Grêmio

Internacional

Juventude

Palmeiras

Paraná

Ponte Preta

Santa Cruz

Santos

São Caetano

São Paulo

Vasco da Gama

Denmark SuperLigaen


Aalborg

Brondby

Esbjerg

Horsens

Kobenhavn

Midtjylland

Nordsjaelland

Odense

Randers

Silkeborg

Vejle

Viborg

France Ligue 1


Auxerre

Bordeaux

Le Mans

Lens

Lille

Lorient

Lyon

Marseille

Monaco

Nance

Nantes

Nice

PSG

Rennes

Saint Etienne

Sedan

Sochaux

Toulouse

Troyes

Valenciennes

France Ligue 2


Ajaccio

Amiens

Bastia

Caen

Chateauroux

Creteil

Dijon

Grenoble Foot

Gueugnon

Guingamp

Istres

Le Havre

Libourne

Metz

Montpellier

Niort

Reims

Stade Brestois

Strasbourg

Tours

Germany Bundesliga


Aachen

Arminia Bielefeild

Bayer Laverkusen

Bayern Munchen

Bochum

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Monchengladbak

Cottbus

Frankfurt

Hannover 96

Hertha BSC

HSV

Mainz 05

Nurnberg

Schalke 04

Stuttgart

Weder Bremen

Wolfsburg

Germany Bundesliga 2


1860 Munchen

Augsburg

Braunschweig

Burghausen

Carl Zeiss Jena

Erzgebirge

FC Kaiserslautern

FC Koln

Freiburg

Greuther Furth

Hasna Rostock

Karlsruhe

Koblenz

MSV Duisburg

Offenbach

Paderborn

RSW Essen

Unterhaching

Holland Eredivisie


Ado den Haag

Ajax

Az alkmaar

Excelsior

FC Groningen

FC Twente

FC Ultrecht

Feyenoord

Heerenveen

Heracles

NAC

NEC

PSV Eindhoven

RKC Waalwijk

Roda JC

Sparta Rotterdam

Vitesse

Willem II

Mexico Primera


America

Atlante

Atlas

Azul Cruz

Guadalajara

Jaguares Chiapes

Monarcas

Monterrey

Necaxa

Pachuca

Queretaro

San Luis

Santos Laguna

Tiburones

Tigres

Toluca

UAG

UNAM

Poland Ekstraklasa


Arka

Belchatow

Cracovia

Gornik Leczna

Gornik Zabrze

Groclin

Korona

Lech

Legia

Lodz

Odra Wodzislaw Slaski

Pogon

Widzew

Wisla Krakow

Wisla Plock

Zaglebie

Portugal Liga Bwin


Academica

Aves

Beira Mar

Belenense

Benfica

Boa Vista

Estrela Amadora

FC Porto

Maritmo

Nacional

Naval

Pacos Ferreira

Setubal

Sporting Braga

Sporting Lisbon

Uniao Leiria

Scottish Premier League (SPL)


Aberdeen

Celtic

Dundee

Dunfermline

Falkirk

Hearts

Hibernian

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Kilmarnock

Motherwell

Rangers

St Mirren

Sweden Allsvenskan


AIK

Djurgården

Elfsborg

Gais

Gefle

Göteborg

Häcken

Halmstad

Hammarby

Helsingborg

Kalmar

Malmö

Örgryte

Öster

Swiss Super League


Aarau

BSC Young Boys

FC Basel

FC Thun

Grasshoppers

Luzern

Schaffhausen

Sion

St Gallen

Zurich

USA MLS


Chicago Fire

Chivas

Colorado Rapids

Columbus Crew

Dallas

DC United

Houston Dynamo

Kansas City

LA Galaxy

New England Revolution

NY Red Bulls

Real Salt Lake

Australian Hyandai A-League


Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

Adelaide United

Wellington Phoenix

Queensland Roar

Perth Glory

Newcastle Jets

Central Coast Mariners

Norway Tippeligaen


Aalesunds FK

FC Lyn Oslo

FK Bodø/Glimt

Fredrikstad FK

Hamarkameratene

Lillestrøm SK

Molde FK

Rosenborg BK

SK Brann

Stabæk Fotball

Stromsgodset IF

Tromsø IL

Vålerenga

Viking FK

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