EA Sports have just announced that 19 Brazilian league sides will be officially licensed in FIFA 14, demonstrating a clear assault by the sports gaming powerhouse on the Latin American market.
In what is believed to be the first in a string of announcements regarding additional league/team licenses for FIFA 14, there is more to come. We can hear the people dancing to the samba beat on the streets of Rio and Sao Paulo tonight!
Official Press Release:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 16, 2013 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that EA SPORTS™ has secured licensing agreements with 19 of the top football clubs from Brazil, ensuring each officially licensed club will feature the authentic club crest, kits and players in-game. FIFA 14 will feature over 30 leagues, more than 600 clubs, and 16,000 players.
“We’re very excited to bring the stars of the top Brazilian clubs into our games,” said David Rutter, Executive Producer of the FIFA franchise. “For all our fans that support and love Brazilian football, this will only add to the authentic FIFA experience they enjoy, and the additional clubs will bring undiscovered players from Brazil into the FIFA Ultimate Team universe.”
FIFA 14 will feature nearly twice as many officially licensed Brazilian clubs over the last iteration of the game, including 18 teams from the Série A. The 19 Brazilian clubs who have been officially licensed and will be showcased in-game are:
Atlético Mineiro, Atlético Paranaense, Botafogo, Coritiba, Criciúma, Cruzeiro, Flamengo, Fluminense, Goiás, Grêmio, Internacional, Náutico, Palmeiras, Ponte Preta, Portuguesa, Santos, São Paulo, Vasco da Gama, and Vitória.
Additional new league and club licenses will be announced prior to FIFA 14’s release in North America on September 24 and worldwide on September 27.
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