EA SPORTS Unveils Wii Exclusive Line Of Games
By Eli Green
June 26, 2008 - 19:00
Arts unveiled details of a new, Wii exclusive line of games today.
The EA SPORTS All-Play line of games are being designed for social
play and feature unique controls, distinct presentation and an
inviting play style for casual and regular gamers. "
Wii platform and the Wii consumer are looking for a very unique
sports experience,” said Peter Moore, president of EA SPORTS.
“We’re excited to take five of our most popular franchises and
develop them from the ground up exclusively for the Wii, with unique
controls, unique presentation, unique modes and even unique
packaging. Whether you’re an EA SPORTS veteran or a rookie gamer,
EA SPORTS All-Play levels the playing field and delivers a fresh new
All-Play lineup will simply be the Wii version of EA SPORTS games,
and not new IPs specifically designed for Wii. At first glance, it
would appear that the All-Play banner is just a new look for EA
SPORTS games on Wii, and that there would be very little difference from
EA's current sports offerings that feature EA SPORTS Family Play.
Well, All-Play is much more than a banner, and the differences
between Family Play and All-Play are pretty significant. While Family
Play is just a control system designed to make getting into the
gameplay easier for new players, All-Play gives players control over
everything in the game., making the games more approachable without
dumbing them down. More details on the various All-Play features in
each of the five games follow below.
will be shipping five games under the All-Play banner this year,
Football 09 All-Play
which will be releasing next month. Each of the five All-Play games
NCAA Football 09 All-Play
Madden NFL 09 All-Play
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 All-Play, NBA Live 09 All-Play and FIFA
Soccer 09 All-Play
be priced at $49.99 USD/CAD.
details on the All-Play lineup follows:
Football 09 All-Play
Date: July 15, 2008
Football 09 All-Play debuts on the Wii in July with stylized
gameplay that is quick and easy for fans to jump in and out of great
head-to-head action. The game features All-Play controls, a
multiplayer social experience that allows novice users to compete
against advanced players and still enjoy success. All-Play controls
are designed for the more novice fans, but also feature a traditional
default setting for the more seasoned veterans.
NCAA Football 09
All-Play features nearly 200 schools, making it the most
authentic college sports gaming experience available for the Wii.
NFL 09 All-Play
Date: August 12, 2008
All-Play features fun, approachable and innovative
gameplay by unleashing the power of the Wii Remote through the
all-new EA SPORTS Call Your Shots feature. Call Your Shots allows the
player to create his or her own plays on the fly and direct receivers
where they should run. Gamers of all skill levels can also enjoy an
all-new fast paced 5-on-5 mode which has a reduced field length and
big head NFL players. Experienced Madden players or rookies to the
game can utilize the all-new play calling system. No matter the skill
level, players can be competitive with three playbooks to choose
from, ranging from Easy to Advanced.
Woods PGA TOUR 09 All-Play
Date: August 26, 2008
Woods PGA TOUR 09
All-Play features personalized coaching
from Tiger Woods’ personal coach, Hank Haney and all types of
gamers can pick up this game and have a fun and challenging
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09
new graphics and user interface while also incorporating interactive
and social mini-games. The standing swing control, the most “true
to life” golf mechanic you can find in any video game, truly takes
advantage of the Wii console’s unique control scheme. The game will
also feature online play for the first time with Simultaneous Online
Play that allows up to four players the ability to play each hole at
the same time.
Check out the Performance Coach preview here:
LIVE 09 All-Play
Date: October 7, 2008 (North America); October 14, 2008
onto the court and into the fun with a unique basketball experience
designed exclusively for the Wii.
NBA LIVE 09 All-Play offers
more action, more often, with an over-the-top basketball experience
designed with everyone in mind. Improved responsiveness and more
control options make this game easier and more fun to play than ever
Soccer 09 All-Play
Date: October 14, 2008
onto the pitch and play a unique soccer experience exclusively for
the Wii. Enjoy
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play one of two ways—a
Wii-specific take on the classic ‘11 vs. 11’ simulation or
over-the-top ‘8 vs. 8’ arcade action.
with your Mii alongside your heroes Ronaldinho, Wayne Rooney and
other soccer stars created as customized characters in an arcade
version of the beautiful game. Steal the ball and make
outrageous shots by simply waving your Wii Remote. You’ve never
played soccer like this before!
Plus, play Footii
Party Games called Table Soccer and Boot It for more great fun with
family and friends.
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