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. "The
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 –will
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
NFL 09 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.
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.