EA’s newest iteration of its soccer franchise, FIFA 13 [$6.99], has hit the App Store to coincide with the release of the console versions today. You might remember we briefly checked out FIFA 13 at E3 this year, and EA showed off even more of the game’s features at their media event last month.

Sports titles are known for being slightly upgraded iterations from year to year, and this year’s big new feature in FIFA 13, and a first for the series on iOS, is the inclusion of online multiplayer. Sadly it forgoes Game Center for EA's own Origin service, but I think I'll survive. Another big addition is the Skill Move button that lets you easily perform several different kinds of moves by using simple flicks. There's even the ability to record replays and upload them directly to YouTube, so you can share your finer moments with the world.

As any yearly release should, FIFA 13 also looks a lot better than its predecessors with fluid animations and Retina Display graphics, even on the new iPad. It supports the new 4-inch iPhone 5 screen as well, and it’s a Universal app, which is something EA has been more prone to doing this year and I’m certainly a fan of it.

Player impressions in our forums have been largely positive so far for FIFA 13, so chances are if you dug previous installments you’ll probably want to check this one out too. Just as an FYI: the file size is a whopping 1.36 GB so make sure you can spare the room on your device.

  • http://twitter.com/fen0y Nestor Fenoy

    You forgot to mention how awesome it is that they put Messi on the game icon! 😛

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MGKMDABPUEAIAYIL5RC6WGE3AY Schuyler

       Awesome, maybe, but surprising? Not at all.

  • ImJPaul

    That's awesome news!!! A. Hopefully it's awesome and B. hopefully Madden follows shortly after. And hopefully it doesn't suck.

    • Shinsaku

      I wouldn't get Madden this year because the refs are gonna cost you games.

      • ImJPaul

        Did you see the Seattle game last night?! They'll be back in 2 weeks tops. That was definitely the catalyst to reaching a deal.

      • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

        No they won't be. "Real refs" are asking for full time benefits for part time work. Neither side is gonna back down any time soon, it's gonna be a fun NFL season!

  • Firetruck94

    I only have five dollars In iTunes credit 🙁

  • Jensen_G

    been waiting for this, day 1 purchase for me!

  • Sebastian Vieira

    I am a Real Madrid fan, there is absolutely no way I am going to have Messi dressing the Barcelona t-shirt on my phone. No way!

    • sakara214ever

      Amen to that!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MGKMDABPUEAIAYIL5RC6WGE3AY Schuyler

       Do you also refuse to watch Real Madrid - Barcelona matches, for fear of setting eyes on the mortal enemy?

      • Origon

        No just in fear of losing. 😉 HALA MADRID!

  • GiHubb

    FIFA Shmifa, you guys should review New Star Soccer which is almost too awesome. A perfect game for touch.

  • 11LBG11

    Looks good, but 1.36 GB? No thanks.

    • regkilla

      It's worth it.

  • guitarlife

    This is a great sport game for ipad ! It's a pity that the graphics on new iPad is not really optimized.

  • Makkey

    Love this game already! Better than the previous one, and it fits iPhone 5's wide screen beautifully!

  • TheOneMilkman

    Needs moar Ultimate Team. Then I'd buy.

  • JL14Salvador

    Wow this looks awesome.

  • regkilla

    Great game. Online mode is awesome.

  • ibrahim.aventador

    ɪ ɑм̲ havin 6.76$ ɪɴ itunes credit just .23$ lesss