For more check out our full 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil review.
Today, EA Sports released the first gameplay trailer for their standalone title, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The newest entry to the collection of World Cup video games is a standalone title, and won’t interfere with the September or October release of FIFA 15. EA recently renewed its exclusive license to develop FIFA games through Dec. 31, 2022, so expect to see annual releases for the franchise, along with World Cup games in 2018 and 2022 at least.
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil features a slew of added game modes, 203 national teams, and an array of official Brazilian stadiums. New game modes include a standard “Road to the FIFA World Cup,” as well as the online modes including “Story of Qualifying” which allows you to recreate more than 60 scenarios from World Cup qualifiers in 2012 and 2013. EA has also included the “Story of Finals” mode, which will recreate a real game-situation from the actual tournament an hour after the game is finished. The latest cinematic trailer features plenty of newly-rendered crowds, bicycle kicks, and and slide tackles. Fortunately, EA left the vuvuzelas at home this time around.
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is slated for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April, 15. Check out our review of FIFA 14 for a closer look at EA’s last offering for current and last-gen systems.