FIFA 09 (titled FIFA Soccer 09 in North America) is the 2008 installment of Electronic Arts’ FIFA series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports Worldwide label. It was released for Windows in October 2008, [2] Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360 and Zeebo. It Was released later in November 2008 for the N-Gage 2.0 and Mobile phone. [3] [4] [5]

The demo was released on 10 September 2008 for Windows [6] and on 11 September 2008 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. [7] [8] The PS3 and Xbox 360 demos Were identical with the exception of the stadium used with the PS3 featuring the FIWC Stadium and the Xbox 360 version using the new Wembley Stadium. The tagline for the game is “Let’s FIFA 09.
It has been Stated in an interview with game producer David Rutter That there are over 250 improvements in the game. [9]

Among the improvements in the new FIFA are Improved responsiveness That Allows for quicker release of the ball, greater urgency in off-the-ball running, a new jostle system That takes Into account the strength of the players When going shoulder-to-shoulder, That and subtle animations enable players to take first-time shots.

Another of the edition’s Biggest changes is a Completely Revamped collision system, Which calculates speed, weight, and power Collide When the players nor Each player Will Have Their own individual strength and power statistics body Depending on Their Characteristics.

New goalkeeper technology has been added qual Also Allows for better positioning, better Reactions to saves, and faster recovery after a save has been made.

A further improvement from FIFA 08 is the weather and time. Rain and snow matches Can Be played from Kick-off mode, howevera there are no weather effects in Manager Mode. Games Can Be played at either day, dusk or night, Depending on the stadium choice.

FIFA 09 Includes a “10 vs. 10” “Be a Pro” online game. Also the game features user-controlled player celebrations, like in UEFA Euro 2008, in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. [10]

The “Be A Pro” mode of the game has Also been Improved. On the PC, Xbox360, and PS3 version, the user Can now play four seasons as a single player. The PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles Also Allow the player to change clubs, and play for national team bis, Depending on developer’s performance. This feature is not present in the PC version.
On 20 August 2008, EA unveiled the new Adidas Live Season feature That will dynamically update player form and attributes Each week, in-game, based on the player’s last game to Reflect real-world ups and downs. Live Season is a premium service That Will Be Available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC and covers six leagues: the Barclays Premier League, the Liga BBVA, the Ligue 1, the Bundesliga, the Serie A and the Primera División de México . Gamers have access to one league of developer’s choice as a free trial from the moment That runs They activate the service to the end of the 2008-09 season, the while Will Purchasing leagues cost extra £ 4.99 (US $ 7.99) Each, or all six leagues Can Be purchased for £ 12.99 (US $ 20.00).
User-controlled goal celebrations are Also featured for the first time in the FIFA series, having been trialled in the official video game of Euro 2008. The player Can Choose from a variety of pre-loaded celebrations. This feature is on seventh generation consoles only (excludes PC and Wii) due to Capacity limits.

Update [edit]
FIFA 09 Was updated to correspond with the transfers made in the January 2009 transfer window. Was This update added onto the game via an online squad download on 9 February 2009. On 19 March 2009, the FIFA 09 13:02 Was That updated to version added the Ultimate Team mode and Also Trophies for the PlayStation 3. On 6 June, 13:03 Was version released. Various bugs fixed It Were That caused from the previous patch.

Ultimate Team mode [edit]
Ultimate Team is a downloadable game mode expansion for FIFA 09 available only on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Was Similar game mode featured in a previous EA Sports football game, UEFA Champions League 2006-2007. It lets users create Their own teams by buying, selling, trading, and auctioning off Their players with Thousands of other users. Gamers earn points by playing online or offline developer’s teams or by using Microsoft Points to buy card packs, or use coins Which You Can you gain from playing matches. Card packs are Categorized as Gold (5,000 pts), Silver (2,500 pts), or Bronze (500 pts). Card pack Contain random cards, so the user does not know exactly what he or she get in Will say. Essentially, Ultimate Team is geared Toward letting the user have full, customizable control over their teams. “You Can Also your squad Against compete with others across the world
Martin Tyler and Andy Gray Provide the English-language commentary for the game, although Tyler is Replaced by Clive Tyldesley for the PC, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii versions. Users Can Also download free alternative commentators in 13 Different Languages from the PlayStation Store (PlayStation 3) and Xbox Live Marketplace (Xbox 360). [12] [13] Another option for the English language is Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.
The Wii version of the game is titled FIFA 09 All-Play (FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play in the US) and Was Launched under EA Sports’ new All-Play brand exclusive to the platform. [14] Even though it features the normal 11 vs 11 football match like the other consoles, a new, exclusive Was Introduced feature called ‘Footii Match’, Which is an 8 vs 8 football match plays Where your Mii against other Mii’s. The object of this feature is to beat CERTAIN teams from around the world and unlock developer’s “superstar team captain”. For the first time, FIFA 09 on this platform features “Manager Mode” as found on other platforms. Also for the first time ever, users Can now use GameCube and Classic Controller Along with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. There are two methods of playing. Firstly, All-Play is for less Experienced players, as it has basic controls and the players move themselves unless a nunchuk is connected. The other method of playing is advanced play, Which Involves moving the player with the nunchuk and pointing the remote to the player the user wants to pass them.
The PlayStation 3 exclusive game mode is a built-in FIFA Interactive World Cup. Will this enable gamers to track developer’s progress and play games through the game Rather than relying on the website. [15] FIFA 09 for the PS3 also supports rumble with the DualShock 3. In addition, like previous FIFA games, the PS3 version has support for seven players on the Same screen. In the 1:02 update, Trophies Were Also Included.
There are different covers for the regional versions of FIFA 09. All covers feature Ronaldinho with Different players for Each region except for the cover in Spain, the UK and Australian covers feature Wayne Rooney; the German cover features Kevin Kurányi; the Italian cover features Daniele De Rossi; the Irish cover features Richard Dunne; the Czech cover features Petr Čech; the French cover features Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema; the Hungarian Balázs Dzsudzsák cover features; the Portuguese cover features Ricardo Quaresma; the Spanish cover features Gonzalo Higuaín; the Swiss cover features Tranquillo Barnetta; and the North American version features Guillermo Ochoa and Maurice Edu. Edu Signed for Scottish team Rangers, Which caused the cover to swear altered to feature Edu in a US national team shirt and Ronaldinho appeared in a Milan shirt, so Was That a club shirt featured
There are over 500 teams and 30 leagues in the game, as well as 41 national teams.

FIFA 09 has 41 teams in Its international division. The Most notable exclusion is Japan (who made it Into the round of 16 in the 2002 World Cup and the 2010 World Cup, But Whose Rights Licensing currently belong to Konami). The Following international teams are playable in the current generation consoles. But not all the teams are fully licensed e.g. Netherlands and Russia.
The complete FIFA 09 soundtrack Was Announced by EA Sports on 14 August 2008. It features 42 songs from 22 different countries.

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