skill games have been mentioned in passing as a new feature, and up until now we only had a handful of still images to tide us over. However, EA released a trailer showcasing a variety of the skill games in action and what they can teach players. If you’ve played the likes of classic Virtua Tennis
games or Smash Court Tennis
, then you’re aware of the general idea.
There will be 32 different mini-games included in FIFA 13 to challenge players in the fields of passing, dribbling, shooting, crossing, penalties and free kicks. Players can compete against their own personal bests or their friends, and can earn achievements and XP along the way. Each challenge has a tiered reward system and difficulty level. Earning one medal in each should be fairly straightforward for the seasoned FIFA player, but higher levels will implement further challenges such as less time or more defenders. One of the highlights of the trailer is the crossbar challenge; we just have to hope that we don’t become so proficient at this game that we can’t hit the target when necessary.
FIFA 13 will be released on September 25th in North America and September 28th in Europe. Players can get early access by purchasing a Season Ticket, which will get them the game on September 21st in North America and September 22nd in Europe. The Season Ticket will also get you 24 additional Gold Packs for Ultimate Team and a discount on purchased packs for the year.