Earlier this afternoon at EA's Spring Showcase Event, the publisher showed off FIFA 13 on the iPad, its latest simulation soccer title on the platform. The presentation made it clear that this version will offer gamers more -- more graphics, more options, and a few cool new bits of functionality, like, say, online multiplayer.

Two new control buttons are being introduced in FIFA 13. On offense, you'll be able to pull off key tricks with the "skill" move button. On defense, you'll be able to call a second defender with a press of a button, too, giving you more control on D. FIFA 13 is also going to offer what EA calls "simplified tactics." You'll be able to change a team mentality on the fly, and supposedly roster changes will be easier.

The coolest thing about FIFA 13, we'd imagine, will be the online multiplayer, which will be serviced via EA's Origin social system. We're assuming that FIFA 13 won't have Game Center as a result, but you never know.

Oh, and if you really embarrassed a pal or the AI in a game, you'll be able to upload that replay directly to YouTube. That's pretty neat.

  • Jensen_G

    FIFA 12 for iPad is already a very fun game (albeit with plenty of quirks, such as about 1/4 of slide tackles being called for handball), really looking forward to FIFA 13 since they are putting even more resources into it! 

    And this is as an xbox 360 owner as well…the value proposition for this game is good enough that I choose to play on iPad instead of xbox!

    • GUILTIE

      As a fellow xbox/iPhone FIFA gamer, I think it would be crazy to prefer the iOS version over the console. Though I'm sure the extra screen real estate helps (I haven't played on iPad, just iPhone), the game is a totally different beast on Xbox. It is more complete and refined in every way.

      • Jensen_G

        I'm sure it is, but as someone who doesn't have much time these days to play for many hours at a time to get the value out of a $60 console game purchase, this was a great, inexpensive substitute that's quite fun. Not to mention I can play it in any room in the house or on the road, and the touch controls (i.e. tap to pass) are intuitive.

  • http://twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh Hofer

    YESSSSSSSS, I've wanted the ability to upload to YouTube for so long. Wicked excited! It's safe to assume that this title is coming to the iPhone too, right?

  • http://twitter.com/Rage_boi Vince

    Online multiplayer sounds really awesome ! Not so sure about the use of origin >.> 

    • Deepak Singh

      r u sure there will be lan
       multiplayer option in fifa 13?? as there is no such option in fifa 12..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=572279187 Elton Bird

    Sounds almost as good as Super Soccer Champs.. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KTRO7RQBCTAY4WLC72BKUO5MIU CurtNeedsaRide _

    Just hope they bring back competitions. Otherwise, there's really no point in having all of the nations in the game. I'm tired of just playing friendly matches when I want to play a good international match!

    • LM10

      There is a YouTube video from E3 where the presenter goes to the main menu of FIFA 13 for ios. I believe there is a type of gameplay that is all for tournaments.

  • GSJ1977

    Don't care about multiplayer. Do care whether they made the controls less awful this time.

  • SuperWhale

    First Touch Soccer had these features (online multiplayer, replays -> youtube) a year ago + was just more fun... how about reporting on more than just EA :P

    • LM10

      They do...

  • regkilla

    Fifa 13 is where it's at! YES! YES! YES!

    Go Cruz Azul Futbol Club!

  • carl0990

    awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001202096158 Nathi Madlala

    will it have LAN play option? cause we dont play fifa anymore on our LAN arties

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001202096158 Nathi Madlala

    i just want LAN options more