EA Sports have today announced that they’re taking a new route for their hotly-anticipated UEFA Euro 2012 game, buy making it a huge paid Downloadable Content package, rather than a standalone title.
EA Sports UEFA Euro 2012 will be available as a paid digital expansion pack to fans who own EA SPORTS FIFA 12 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, and PC, available to fans beginning April 24, 2012.
EA Sports UEFA Euro 2012 recreates all the drama and excitement of the official tournament with all 53 UEFA member national teams, all eight official stadiums in the tournament, and all the pageantry and atmosphere of one of the largest and most-watched sporting events on the planet.
Fans will be able to compete online for national pride and glory as their favourite European country in the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament against rival nations in the group stage, progress through the sudden victory knockout rounds, and ultimately compete for the chance to be crowned UEFA Euro 2012 champion.
Plus, a live service will drive real-life story lines from the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign and during the tournament into the game, enabling fans to relive dramatic moments with challenges based on real-life matches. Challenges will enable fans to earn experience points and level up their EA SPORTS Football Club profile.
An all-new Expedition Mode designed exclusively for UEFA Euro 2012 2012 enables fans to build, manage and compete with a customized team against other European nations, crafting the perfect strategy for European domination.
Fans will choose their favourite European player or FIFA 12 Virtual Pro to captain their customized team, win matches to earn better players from defeated nations, and then defeat the best nations to earn the best players in a campaign quest to defeat all 53 countries and complete the journey to conquer Europe.
Most excitingly of all (for us, anyway) all the new kits and football boots for the tournament will be included in the download, providing the sort of updated footballing kit that only PES players have been able to have up until now, and also including some exciting new colourways like these Puma PowerCat 1.12‘s!
As a digital download, the UEFA Euro 12 game will cost £15.99/ 1800 MS Points/ 2500 FIFA Points on PC.