FIFA 14, the latest title in EA Sports’ FIFA Football (Soccer) franchise launches Tuesday in North America and Friday in Europe, but be wary; not all games are created equal.

The version of FIFA 14 that will hit the Vita (as well as PSP, PS2, Wii, & 3DS) will be labeled the Legacy Edition – and according to screenshots of game’s box art will be limited to very minor changes.

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“FIFA 14 Legacy Edition delivers unmatched authenticity that reflects the current football season with updated kits and rosters but no updates to gameplay or game modes. It features 30 officially licensed leagues, 50 real-world tournaments, and 500 authentic clubs. Play traditional matches or free your game in epic 5-v-5 street matches with 3D [3DS only] effects. Play as a real-world superstar or re-create yourself. Optional touch screen controls deliver pin-point shooting and passing at your finger-tips.”

Priced at $39.99 in North America that is quite the expensive patch.

Let us know how you feel.

  • Jonathan Harding-Rathbone

    EA really digust me sometimes. I mean, the game engine and modes could have at least been updated. Minimum effort for maximum gain.

  • Pata

    EA decided to do the same for the PS2, PSP, 3DS and Wii versions, and last year they did the same with all those versions (updated from 12’s roster), so it isn’t anything new for them. The thing is that they admit they are doing this for a second time and not putting solutions to it (thing that they won’t do even if we wanted).

  • Michael Rogers

    They did admit this at Gamescon, but yeah, that means they have released the same game on Vita now 3 times in 18 months.

  • Brian Sharon

    I would have l little issue with them taking this route based on their projections, it’s only an problem to me due to the price.

  • WhyWai

    At least they are honest about it.

    • Brian Sharon

      Same could be said about a thief who warns you.

  • Lester Paredes

    I don’t really play sports games, so this just irritates me. I imagine real fans who own the system are infuriated. If it wasn’t full price, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. what I fear is that EA makes enough money off of it to warrant doing the same to all of their handheld games year after year, and other companies following suit.