Electronic Arts News

POSTED BY Alain Quinto ON Jul 29, 2011

Wayne Rooney to Appear on Cover of FIFA 12

This year is sure to be an exciting one for American soccer fans. For the first time ever, popular English striker Wayne Rooney will appear on the cover of FIFA Soccer 12 in North America. Rooney has won the England Player of the Year award twice, in 2008 and 2009, and played for the England national team in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

Today is the first of a series of announcements as the complete FIFA Soccer 12 player lineup is unveiled leading to the game’s launch. Rooney will be joined on the cover of FIFA Soccer 12 in North America by two additional players and other stars will be revealed in many countries around the world.

For our friends across the globe, Electronic Arts revealed an iconic lineup of international stars today that will help launch FIFA Soccer 12. Headlining the group of players is Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and Real Madrid’s Kaká, who will be joined by stars Philippe Mexèsin France, Gerard Piquéin Spain, Giampaolo Pazzini in Italy, Mats Hummels in Germany, Jack Wilshere in United Kingdom.

FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world game make the game deeper and more engaging.

FIFA’s latest installment also introduces EA SPORTS Football Club—the heartbeat of the game. This live service is available at no additional cost and connects players to the real-world game with fresh, new content all the time, enabling them to support their favorite club and connect and compete with their friends, and millions of players around the world.

If you love FIFA and you’re looking for a little more bang for your buck, pre-order FIFA Soccer 12 today on Origin and you’ll also get two FIFA Ultimate Team Gold Packs per month for six months! Jump on this deal while it lasts and enjoy FIFA 12, coming out September 27th.