FIFA Street demo launched alongside latest trailer

EA Sports' return to the street nears as the first FIFA Street demo is made available

Ahead of the eagerly awaited March 16th FIFA Street release date, developer EA Sports has launched the first FIFA Street demo and a new trailer

EA Sports has ramped up the excitement surrounding the upcoming FIFA Street release with a new trailer landing alongside the first playable FIFA Street demo.

With the latest FIFA Street trailer taking on some of the Premier League’s top talent, showing off a range of new tricks carried out by the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Chelsea, the video has also teased a replica of Wayne Rooney’s impressive bicycle kick that wowed football fans last season.

Available to download now for the Xbox Live Marketplace, with the PS3 offering to drop later today, the first FIFA Street demo lines up at 1.89GB in size and sees Man City face up against AC Milan with gamers able to unlock some of the 50 new skills and street styles available within the full game.

FIFA Street Release Date

Heading to Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles in a matter of weeks, an official FIFA Street UK release date has been pencilled in for March 16th. Earlier this month developer EA Sports announced it hoped the imminent FIFA Street release would win over the last remaining PES fans.

"We're hopeful that we can use Street as a way to introduce people that love football video games into the EA Sports family," said FIFA Street creative director Gary Paterson. "We're hopeful that maybe the last remaining hardcore PES group of players will be interested in FIFA Street."

He added: "Maybe some other players see FIFA as being a bit intimidating for them, and we're hopeful these are looking for a more casual experience. It's a way for people to have their first experience in the world of football gaming and maybe in the future they can go on to be FIFA gamers."

FIFA Street Features

Confirmed at GamesCon last year, FIFA Street will allow gamers to tackle a variety of pitch types from the childhood memory inducing concrete playground to extravagant show piece stages set in global landmarks such as London’s Piccadilly Circus, Tokyo and Amsterdam.

"Street football is all about flare, so we'll have the likes of heel passes and flare passing. What we're debating over right now is how difficult to make a pass,” said EA’s Creative Director of FIFA Street.

"Obviously, in the main FIFA series the difficulty isn't in placing a single pass; it's in stringing 15 or 20 passes together to create space so you can get a good shot away. With such small pitches in Street, one successful pass can potentially put you through on goal for a scoring opportunity."

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