NEWS - Monday, October 11, 2004
FIFA To Be Included With Xbox Live KitsMicrosoft and EA will compbing to sell the limited edition EA Sports FIFA Football 2005 Xbox Live Starter Kit which will include a full copy of the game, an Xbox Live Voice Communicator and a twelve months subscription to Xbox Live . The bundle will be available October 21st, and will retail for the recommended price of £59.99. Says Michel Cassius, senior director, Xbox platform and Marketing, "This is a fantastic offer for football loving gamers throughout Europe - we're giving them the best console on the market, the most successful football game ever and the best gaming experience available at the best value." Finally, the cover athletes for FIFA Football 2005 were announced. Andriy Shevchenko, Fernando Morientes, and Oswaldo Sanchez will serve as the North American spokesmen. Patrick Viera will replace Sanchez in the European territories. "All three players represent the global importance of soccer and help make the FIFA franchise the most authentic and dominant video game on the market," said Matt Bilbey, Director of Worldwide Soccer for EA SPORTS. "Shevchenko, Morientes, Sanchez and Viera have each made a significant impact on the sport and each brings a wide range of personality and style to the FIFA Soccer franchise." FIFA Football 2005 is rated "E" for Everyone, and should hit retails stores across North America next week for $49.99. FIFA Street will release next year for PS2, GC, and Xbox.