EA Sports to Launch Euro 2012 Video Game As Expansion Pack for FIFA 12 Users

uefa euro 2012 video game EA Sports to Launch Euro 2012 Video Game As Expansion Pack for FIFA 12 Users

EA Sports announced today that the official video game for Euro 2012 will be available as a downloadable expansion pack for owners of the FIFA 12 game. US residents will be able to get the game for $19.99, while in the United Kingdom, the Euro 2012 game will cost £15.99. Euro 2012 will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC platforms. The game will be released in North America and Europe on April 24, 2012, while it’ll be available the following day for the rest of the world.

Euro 2012 will feature all eight stadiums plus a new expedition mode.

“The all-new Expedition Mode designed exclusively for UEFA EURO 2012™ enables fans to build and compete with a customized squad against other European nations strategizing their journey through Europe. Plus, you will be able to relive dramatic moments from the UEFA EURO 2012™ qualifying campaign with challenges based on real-life matches, and replay key moments from the UEFA EURO 2012™ tournament.”

Also included in the game is custom Euro 2012 commentary, daily challenges after the tournament kicks off on June 8, no major gameplay changes (the game will run on the FIFA 12 engine), and all teams will have the latest squads.

Here are several screenshots from the game:

euro 2012 video game england germany EA Sports to Launch Euro 2012 Video Game As Expansion Pack for FIFA 12 Users

euro 2012 stadium shot EA Sports to Launch Euro 2012 Video Game As Expansion Pack for FIFA 12 Users

euro 2012 video game ireland spain EA Sports to Launch Euro 2012 Video Game As Expansion Pack for FIFA 12 Users

euro 2012 video game italy denmark EA Sports to Launch Euro 2012 Video Game As Expansion Pack for FIFA 12 Users

So much for the rumors that Double Helix Games was going to release this game edition.

What do you think about EA’s announcement? Are you OK with the game only being available as an expansion pack and not on disc? Are you planning on getting the game when it comes out? And if you don’t have FIFA 12, are you planning on getting the game just so you can play Euro 2012?

Also, can EA making the game only available as a download be construed as a test to see what the commercial viability is of making a game only available for download? Is this something we may see in FIFA 13 or FIFA 14? What do you think?

Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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15 Responses to EA Sports to Launch Euro 2012 Video Game As Expansion Pack for FIFA 12 Users

  1. Vincent says:

    i think its a great idea… looking forward to it

  2. Kartik says:

    No major gameplay changes? Why would I pay 20 bucks for a few “re-do” history challenges and San Marino’s most updated roster? I mean I like FIFA, and the 08 Euro version was good, but there doesn’t seem to have been much effort put into this.

  3. CTBlues says:

    Gaffer,
    They are making this a DLC because they finally realized that WC and Euro competitions should be part of the FIFA game and not $60 stand alone games. I remember when I bought FIFA 08 it had all the national teams in the game already but since 09 they have not been in the game.

  4. CTBlues says:

    What I would like to see with this is when your playing in career mode you can get called up yo play for your national team for friendlies, WC, federation tournaments, and qualification matches for those tournaments.

  5. Mark says:

    ABOUT DAMN TIME!!! I’ve been saying this for years. There’s no reason why anyone would pay $60 for a smaller selection of teams and modes of the same main game of FIFA. Good to see it at a low price too.

  6. zeke says:

    Finally EA figured out that an extra 20 teams and 8 stadiums weren’t worth $60.

    Now all I need to do is figure out who is going to score the goals when I use Serbia, also hope they got rid of Stankovic and Vidic because they quit the team right after they cost us the playoffs.

  7. CTBlues says:

    What EA Canada needs to realize is that there are a lot more stadiums in the world than the few that they make. They have two stadiums say in the MLS already because they are in Madden, but they refuse to put them in the game. With the updates every year mostly being physic changes means it shouldn’t be too hard to make new stadiums every year and just carry over the stadiums from previous years or they could do what EA loves, make stadium DLC.

  8. Sergey says:

    It’s upsetting that you can only download i and not buy on a disk.

  9. Sergey says:

    It’s upsetting that you can download only and it’s not available for sale on a disk.

  10. lee says:

    A load of sh*te really know not to buy wc 2014 if they do this again

  11. lee says:

    And does anyone know if you can put fifa 12 squads onto it for example could I put Owen or heskey lol into England squad

  12. albert says:

    very bad idea iam so disapointed i love fifa but this time they screwed up same game no changes at all ea shouldnt take euro 2012 if they knew they cant do major changes

  13. este eoro e um fracaso as equipas fortes estao de fora como a franca holanda suesia ukrania entre outros

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