Latest FIFA 13 eye candy, appreciating action

Only last night after watching that cracking Champions League group game between Man City and Real Madrid the urgency to play the new FIFA title wasn’t far from my mind and probably many others, and now the football season is underway we can imagine plenty of fans will be eager to kick of their own in FIFA 13. While we wait patiently it is worth mentioning some recent images, which give us cause appreciate the work gone into this edition, adding to our excitement.

The stunning new screenshots of the action show great detail and an explanation of what’s involved is described on the Bleacher Report along with the photos including Lionel Messi in the Adidas All-Star kit. As far as kits go, they mention the host of alternate strips for clubs and various action sequences showing off the physics engine involved. In the picture above you can se what looks to be Ambrosini of Milan going in for a sliding tackle against Man City’s Nasri, and the detail of Philippe Mexes’ hair texture along with the shadows give us cause to show appreciation to the overall visual package.

When it comes to pre-orders apparently it only took 4 days for FIFA 13 to reach 875,000 reserved copies and Decrypted Tech report these impressive stats in comparison to the figures from last years game. A leap of 62% is documented in North America, and 37% in Europe, which shows that the Americans are starting to embrace real football and apparently this can be said for both video games and the actual game. Electronic Arts also announced the FIFA 13 demo enticed a 1.99 million downloads in the first three days for PS3 and Xbox, up a further 29% on last year.

In other relative news, last week we spoke about the demo differences concerning FIFA 13 and PES 2013, although this is a hard one for me at the moment because both football titles look pretty impressive this time around. Playing both is enjoyable in different ways although I found PES harder which brought out my competitive side. We can see the full FIFA 13 game coming out on top overall, which means this will be the one I’ll be playing to get match fit because most of my friends will opt for this.

Although when it comes to actual football it is bit like the debate between who is the best footballer on each cover, FIFA 13 may end up the more popular much like Messi, but those who see the showboating skill of Ronaldo will realize this is the man to watch, in my personal opinion. The increase of pre-orders in North America is good news for football in general and our last post spoke about increasing awareness in the Middle East with Arabic content in FIFA 13, with the addition of the Saudi Pro League. In this article, we mentioned teams like Al Ahli, Al Shabab and Al Ittihad, although we forgot to mention Al Hilal star Abdulaziz Al Dosari will be joining up on the cover alongside Lionel Messi. Are you ready to make up lost ground in your FIFA 13 season? Have you played the demo enough to build up your excitement?