Handheld offering listing many of the new features touted for the new console version.
After we told you last week that FIFA 14 was getting a reveal we then didn’t follow up the post as the Vita version wasn’t announced, it was just the PS3, 360 and PC versions with more to be announced “at a later date”.
That hasn’t stopped Amazon from sticking up a listing for the Vita version and also revealing some of the expected features.
- Sprint Dribble Turns – Utilize quick, explosive cuts and turns to beat defenders one-on-one while sprinting with the ball. Players can move in any direction, preserving their natural momentum and maintaining possession of the ball.
- Protect The Ball – Dominate midfield and dictate the tempo of a match. Fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed. Protect the ball from opponents to control play through midfield and dictate the pace of the match. Plus, out-muscle opponents for position before receiving the ball, then turn defenders to carve out opportunities.
- Pure Shot – Shooting has been transformed. Players have the intelligence to adjust their stride and approach angle to find the best position for hitting the back of the net. Well-hit balls feel satisfying and goals are rewarding. As well as quality strikes, players can now shoot while off balance or rushed.
- Real Ball Physics – Strike the ball with more force and finesse. Realistic ball physics now determines the trajectories of balls in game, enabling players to strike the ball with force from distance, drill low rising shots with accuracy, and blast dipping or swerving shots, just like real soccer players.
- Teammate Intelligence – Better decision-making delivers tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking. Defenders recognize opportunities to provide support and win back possession. Attacking players have new ways to outsmart their opponents and break down tighter, more intelligent defenses by creating space for themselves, running along the backline and checking their pace.
This obviously doesn’t mean much as the listing for FIFA 13 on the Vita also cited many things that didn’t materialise…
The listing also gives a 24th September NA release date, suggesting perhaps a 27th in Europe which is in-keeping with last years release date.
What do you make of the listing and do you think that we will get a version more in line with the consoles?
Thanks to everyone for the heads up, including @tallpaul and @bboybleck on Twitter and Rheasink at PS Vita Forum.