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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
Djurgarden
Elfsborg
Gais
Gefle
Goteborg
Hacken
Halmstad
Hammarby
Helsingborg
Kalmar
Malmo
Orgryte
Oster

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


Xbox 360 Game Installation

FIFA Soccer '09 requires 6.0GB of space to install on an Xbox 360 HDD.



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