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EA: Wii U will benefit FIFA

Series producer tells ONM that he has a few ideas for the series

FIFA producer David Rutter has told Official Nintendo Magazine that he's already thinking of ways in which Wii U could benefit EA's football series.

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"I've got a few ideas about how Wii U will benefit FIFA," Rutter revealed. "It's certainly an exciting opportunity as far as hardware is concerned. It's a pretty cool piece of kit. I'm looking forward to getting involved with it in some way, shape or form."

However, Rutter is reluctant to share his ideas. "I'm going to keep them under my hat, just because it would be foolhardy of me to suddenly start spouting a load of ideas for something that doesn't necessarily exist yet. I don't want to give everybody an idea of what we might be up to."

So we'll have to wait to discover the fruits of his ideas. In the meantime, FIFA 12 is coming to 3DS in October. You can discover more about the game by reading our FIFA 12 interview.

Do you have any ideas for a FIFA Wii U game?

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  1. Darrencmx Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 11:14

    Here's an idea for a Wii U Fifa: Make it as good as the Xbox and PS3 versions. I just want a "proper" Fifa game on a Nintendo home console. I'm sure I'm not alone in that.

  2. Mighty Shouter Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 11:25

    I agree with Darrencmx, it's not fair that they give watered-down versions to the Ninty-console owners who've been playing FIFA for years.

  3. lilbutter13 Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 11:40

    I Just thought of a great idea. For penalties, you put the tablet on the ground and sweep youre foot over it, the camera picks up which way you shoot and the ball goes there. That'd be cool :-)

  4. king of Games Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 11:46

    I would like to see the touch screen for Free Kicks and Penalties especially when you are the keeper. You could see the taker in a first person view then use the accelerometers to dive in any direction as if you was the keeper. I think these ideas would make it the best version of the game and i would definitely buy the game
    :D

  5. olrodlegacy Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 11:48

    I've been campaigning for a proper Nintendo FIFA for years. Seriously just give us what the other consoles get:

    Manager Mode - Making transfers with actual money (no stars and NO transfer points preventing you from signing anyone not on the transfer lists)
    -Bringing through youth players
    -Changing clubs, rather than the game just ending
    -dealing with sponsors, budget etc

    Be A Pro - Not the five-a-side thing we had last year

    Ultimate Team

    Realism (Not cartoon graphics) - More players, Leagues, Stadiums (This is the official license after all)

    The ability to control the menu music (a la FIFA 07 on Gamecube)

    If you HAVE to stick some great new idea in, let us control the referee!

    Seriously, we don't want anything else.

  6. Bing Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 12:05

    I've been campaigning for a proper Nintendo FIFA for years. Seriously just give us what the other consoles get:

    Manager Mode - Making transfers with actual money (no stars and NO transfer points preventing you from signing anyone not on the transfer lists)
    -Bringing through youth players
    -Changing clubs, rather than the game just ending
    -dealing with sponsors, budget etc

    Be A Pro - Not the five-a-side thing we had last year

    Ultimate Team

    Realism (Not cartoon graphics) - More players, Leagues, Stadiums (This is the official license after all)

    The ability to control the menu music (a la FIFA 07 on Gamecube)

    If you HAVE to stick some great new idea in, let us control the referee!

    Seriously, we don't want anything else.

    You've been campaigning? How?

    You probably mean you've been complaining for years about the lack of a Nintendo FIFA like the one on the other consoles. That's more accurate, I bet!

    I'm being a dyke but apparently it's the only way you're supposed to act on the internet, lest you leave yourself open to stinging personal insults. It's obvious why the FIFAs on Wii are different, isn't it? If you want to play the PS360 ones then the only way to do that is buy one of those consoles. I think it's kinda cool now that all companies try something different for the Wii version of multiplatform games.

  7. CyberGW Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 12:10

    So EA say Wii U will benefit FIFA
    Basically EA, Wii U will benefit everything!
    Every single game series will be better on Wii U as it is just genius, so basically we already knew that!

  8. linkfinity Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 12:33

    please no gimmicky goalkeeping stuff, use it for formations and custom set pieces, and a draw your own kit feature, just a proper fifa, with a fue OPTIONAL features would be great.

  9. m_lockier Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 at 13:00

    Obviuosly a full version, with the same high quality as the other consoles

    Put use the new controler, similar to how they are planning with the golf games, and use it for penelty kicks

    You place it on the floor and kick ( just make sure not to kick the remote )

    and when goal keeper you holding in your hands, ( tv screen normal view, remotre screen from the goalies view ) and you have to move the remote to the ball. even if it means diving across the room :P

  10. olrodlegacy Wednesday 3rd Aug 2011 at 10:29

    It's obvious why the FIFAs on Wii are different, isn't it? If you want to play the PS360 ones then the only way to do that is buy one of those consoles. I think it's kinda cool now that all companies try something different for the Wii version of multiplatform games.

    It isn't obvious - the only reason I can think of is that they think all Wii owners don't care about realism at all, hence being an excuse for just churning out whatever they like.

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