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EA held a special media event for several French iPhone sites on Monday night and showed off a build of FIFA 10 for the iPhone. Les Mobiles posted an actual hands on gameplay video and it looks pretty damn nice.

The game is controlled with an analog stick on the left with A/B buttons for actions. The player in the video can be seen tapping on their team characters to change control/focus.

iPhoniacs.fr described their time with the game. They found the menu system well organized. The welcome menu gives a choice of playing a Quick Match, accessing Career Mode, Wi-Fi mode, various other little games and allows the user to adjust the settings.

The game is said to have intuitive commands that are easy to learn. There is both Joystick or Accelerometer control. The accelerometer takes some getting used to and can be difficult to control the direction of movement. The two buttons are A for passing, B for receiving. Swiping from A to B results in a long-pass.

iPhonezine.fr reports only local Wi-Fi with a local Bluetooth mode coming in a future update. They specifically say 3G online play is not currently planned.

Finally, EA has posted a data sheet and App description of the game:

REAL LEAGUES. REAL TEAMS. REAL PLAYERS.
Match 30 leagues, 570 teams, and 12,620 players from around the world. Play up to 20 licensed tournaments and cup competitions.

"BE A PRO" MODE: A FIFA 10 EXCLUSIVE!
Create your own future superstar -- ONLY with FIFA 10 by EA SPORTS™. Track his play in multiple seasons. Earn skills in competition against the world’s finest soccer players, and build your legend!

CONTROL THE GAME WITH FINGERTIP EASE
Easily dictate tempo with the accelerometer. Pull off defense-splitting passes, rifling shots, and pro-style tricks with intuitive touchscreen controls.

TRUE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
Hear the roar of sold-out stadiums, and catch close-up the pride and passion on the field, from team presentations to goal celebrations. View from 6 angles, plus the "Be A Pro" camera. All in 3D.

TURN UP THE COMPETITION
Access Local WiFi Multiplayer Mode for friendly head-to-head action. Test your skills vs. your personal rivals.

PICK UP AND PLAY. ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.
From Barcelona to Brazil, manage the world’s best, and play for prestige and glory. Load in seconds and get ready for action!

The game is expected to be launched around October 1st.

Thanks WunDaii and dazzyk

  • Hiromi

    looks shit

    • Silverdraken

      Yeah. Good shit, that is.

  • Hiromi

    looks shit

    • Silverdraken

      Yeah. Good shit, that is.

  • JC2009

    Actually the game looks incredible. The person playing it isn't exactly a gaming superstar though.

    • mike

      isn't exactly a "gaming superstar"... probably the highest compliment you could give someone...

  • JC2009

    Actually the game looks incredible. The person playing it isn't exactly a gaming superstar though.

    • mike

      isn't exactly a "gaming superstar"... probably the highest compliment you could give someone...

  • WunDaii

    YAY I was mentioned, lol. I found 2 more videos actually, but you'll have to look into ther forums to find them =)

    AND WOOHOOOO!!! COMING ON OCTOBER 2ND! CONFIRMED!

  • WunDaii

    YAY I was mentioned, lol. I found 2 more videos actually, but you'll have to look into ther forums to find them =)

    AND WOOHOOOO!!! COMING ON OCTOBER 2ND! CONFIRMED!

  • Kita

    Where's the itunes app store link!?!?

    • WunDaii

      LOL it's not out, unfortunately, wait till Oct. 2nd =) It was confirmed by EAmobile that it'll come out on October 2nd.

  • Kita

    Where's the itunes app store link!?!?

    • WunDaii

      LOL it's not out, unfortunately, wait till Oct. 2nd =) It was confirmed by EAmobile that it'll come out on October 2nd.

  • Addicted2waffle

    Cant wait!!! Wish rhere was a manager mode as well!!

    Looking forward to command and conquer lands in appstore :)

  • Addicted2waffle

    Cant wait!!! Wish rhere was a manager mode as well!!

    Looking forward to command and conquer lands in appstore :)

  • alex

    This looks incredible.

  • alex

    This looks incredible.

  • Zack

    whats up with the lack of online play? this really sucks, im gonna get real soccer even though the graphics on this is better just because of online play.

    • WunDaii

      Gameloft's real soccer is crap. just cause it's got online play, doesn't mean tis good. The online play is un-playable....

      FIFA 10 FTW.

  • Zack

    whats up with the lack of online play? this really sucks, im gonna get real soccer even though the graphics on this is better just because of online play.

    • WunDaii

      Gameloft's real soccer is crap. just cause it's got online play, doesn't mean tis good. The online play is un-playable....

      FIFA 10 FTW.

  • Kintaro360

    Well, for the first EA Soccer game it looks very good, but where the hell is Konami with their PES? Are they missing a trend?

    • http://twitter.com/Gregz0r Gregz0r

      Indeed. PES is real connoisseur football.

  • Kintaro360

    Well, for the first EA Soccer game it looks very good, but where the hell is Konami with their PES? Are they missing a trend?

    • http://twitter.com/Gregz0r Gregz0r

      Indeed. PES is real connoisseur football.

  • Zc456

    EA Mobile and Gameloft are soo in composition. This looks good though.

  • Zc456

    EA Mobile and Gameloft are soo in composition. This looks good though.

  • dumas1000

    EA games tend to be really, really easy. If this game doesn't come with difficulty settings, it probably won't be worth getting. You'll probably be winning matches 6-0 in less than a hour.

  • dumas1000

    EA games tend to be really, really easy. If this game doesn't come with difficulty settings, it probably won't be worth getting. You'll probably be winning matches 6-0 in less than a hour.

  • Steven

    Looks really good, doesn't look like gameloft will get many sales unless they drop the price to .99c. No online multiplayer is a bit of a disappointment though

  • Steven

    Looks really good, doesn't look like gameloft will get many sales unless they drop the price to .99c. No online multiplayer is a bit of a disappointment though

  • iamPro

    Based on that vid, I don't think I like how you change/select a player. I prefer the tap anywhere on the screen method of RS2010.

    And what happened at 0:18??

    I'm really hoping the game plays just as good as it looks!!

    Btw, RS2010 isn't as bad as someone above makes it out to be.

  • iamPro

    Based on that vid, I don't think I like how you change/select a player. I prefer the tap anywhere on the screen method of RS2010.

    And what happened at 0:18??

    I'm really hoping the game plays just as good as it looks!!

    Btw, RS2010 isn't as bad as someone above makes it out to be.

  • Phreakuency

    Looks very good but as with all virtual joystick games, will play like shit. Apple should just give up on the iPod and modify it a bit into a real console with analog and dpad sticks so it can handle the best of touch screen and games that NEED a real joystick.

    • DannyV

      Have you played any iDevice games lately? Just checking because the last time I checked Modern Combat: Sandstorm, a genre many people said couldn't be done on the iDevices, controls beautifully.

  • Phreakuency

    Looks very good but as with all virtual joystick games, will play like shit. Apple should just give up on the iPod and modify it a bit into a real console with analog and dpad sticks so it can handle the best of touch screen and games that NEED a real joystick.

    • DannyV

      Have you played any iDevice games lately? Just checking because the last time I checked Modern Combat: Sandstorm, a genre many people said couldn't be done on the iDevices, controls beautifully.

  • sufy

    The speed of the game is really slow! what the hell?! even Real Football and X2 Football's game speed is not that slow!

  • sufy

    The speed of the game is really slow! what the hell?! even Real Football and X2 Football's game speed is not that slow!

  • Noobatizer

    "The speed of the game is really slow! what the hell?! even Real Football and X2 Football's game speed is not that slow"

    It doesn't look "really" slow. Looks like a pretty good game pace to me.

    What X2 Football gives is a great game engine which plays and functions really well. But where it does not do so well is in content, a lack of clubs and only a very basic cup/league mode with very small managerial control.

    Real Football 2010 provides online play, international teams, a wide variety of club teams, an actual manager mode with championships/league promotions, "Enter the Legend" solo player control mode and etc. All of which are great entertainment and they make your iPhone football experience great. However Real Football's game engine really falls short of X2's amazing engine, graphics are ok, but not too good and the fluidity of the game only comes to be decent.

    What FIFA 10 or Real Football 2011 or X2 Football 2010 (?) need to do, is bring an in depth football experience with a great fluid/fun football engine together.

    That would be the ultimate. The perfect. The greatest iPhone sports game ever.

    • Sufy

      It doesn't look "really" slow. Looks like a pretty good game pace to me.

      What X2 Football gives is a great game engine which plays and functions really well. But where it does not do so well is in content, a lack of clubs and only a very basic cup/league mode with very small managerial control.

      Real Football 2010 provides online play, international teams, a wide variety of club teams, an actual manager mode with championships/league promotions, "Enter the Legend" solo player control mode and etc. All of which are great entertainment and they make your iPhone football experience great. However Real Football's game engine really falls short of X2's amazing engine, graphics are ok, but not too good and the fluidity of the game only comes to be decent.

      What FIFA 10 or Real Football 2011 or X2 Football 2010 (?) need to do, is bring an in depth football experience with a great fluid/fun football engine together.

      That would be the ultimate. The perfect. The greatest iPhone sports game ever.

      Well said mate (:

  • Noobatizer

    "The speed of the game is really slow! what the hell?! even Real Football and X2 Football's game speed is not that slow"

    It doesn't look "really" slow. Looks like a pretty good game pace to me.

    What X2 Football gives is a great game engine which plays and functions really well. But where it does not do so well is in content, a lack of clubs and only a very basic cup/league mode with very small managerial control.

    Real Football 2010 provides online play, international teams, a wide variety of club teams, an actual manager mode with championships/league promotions, "Enter the Legend" solo player control mode and etc. All of which are great entertainment and they make your iPhone football experience great. However Real Football's game engine really falls short of X2's amazing engine, graphics are ok, but not too good and the fluidity of the game only comes to be decent.

    What FIFA 10 or Real Football 2011 or X2 Football 2010 (?) need to do, is bring an in depth football experience with a great fluid/fun football engine together.

    That would be the ultimate. The perfect. The greatest iPhone sports game ever.

    • Sufy

      It doesn't look "really" slow. Looks like a pretty good game pace to me.

      What X2 Football gives is a great game engine which plays and functions really well. But where it does not do so well is in content, a lack of clubs and only a very basic cup/league mode with very small managerial control.

      Real Football 2010 provides online play, international teams, a wide variety of club teams, an actual manager mode with championships/league promotions, "Enter the Legend" solo player control mode and etc. All of which are great entertainment and they make your iPhone football experience great. However Real Football's game engine really falls short of X2's amazing engine, graphics are ok, but not too good and the fluidity of the game only comes to be decent.

      What FIFA 10 or Real Football 2011 or X2 Football 2010 (?) need to do, is bring an in depth football experience with a great fluid/fun football engine together.

      That would be the ultimate. The perfect. The greatest iPhone sports game ever.

      Well said mate (:

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    WOW... Cant wait for it. But I prefer PES (personally) ;p

  • http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com fun games for kids

    WOW... Cant wait for it. But I prefer PES (personally) ;p

  • Insider

    It will surely be interested to see how X2 football and Fifa 10 compare, as both are built by porting the Nintendo DS version of Fifa 2009. 2 Different teams evolving the same football engine in different ways. Fifa will win on features, but I'd expect most AI and gameplay improvements to come from X2, as it's made by the team that created the engine in the first place, so naturally they'll know it better.

  • Insider

    It will surely be interested to see how X2 football and Fifa 10 compare, as both are built by porting the Nintendo DS version of Fifa 2009. 2 Different teams evolving the same football engine in different ways. Fifa will win on features, but I'd expect most AI and gameplay improvements to come from X2, as it's made by the team that created the engine in the first place, so naturally they'll know it better.

  • hola

    this game will be out this friday, but what about NFS Shift?

  • hola

    this game will be out this friday, but what about NFS Shift?