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FIFA09 out now on N-Gage

Published by Tzer2 at 22:18 UTC, November 18th 2008

Electronic Arts' football simulator FIFA 2009 is now available on the N-Gage platform. Just open your phone's N-Gage app, go to the Showroom section, select "Options" and then "Update Now" to see it. (It should also become available through the N-Gage website over the next day or two, if you prefer to install games through your computer.) This release is a bit of a surprise, as it had only just been announced a few weeks ago and hadn't even made it into N-Gage.com's upcoming games list. Obviously EA were working on this a long time before they announced it.

The N-Gage application is currently available on the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, 6210 Navigator, N78, N79, N81, N81 8GB, N82, N85, N95, N95 8GB and N96, with more phones due to be added over time.

If you want to know more about the new N-Gage platform, including how to install it, have a look at All About N-Gage's FAQ section.

Categories: Software, Links of Interest, Games
Platforms: Series 60, N-Gage, S60 3rd Edition, N-Gage

News Discussion

Tzer2
Wonder if we'll see any more EA games before the end of the year? This might sound odd but I'm quite curious to see how Monopoly turns out, that could be quite fun if they can integrate online multiplayer into it.
Ammar_Dento
Talking seriously or am really sleepy?
hhmmmmmm...anyway,its better than nothing.
ONE completed and dont wanna try Sims Pets or Tetris "the only Ngage games i didnt complete",hope this is better.
Tzer2
Yeah, seriously, if they have a well-implemented online multiplayer on Monopoly it could be fun. I know they do a lot of trash, but EA does occasionally also make good games believe it or not. :-)

Sims 2 Pets suffered from a serious lack of content, Tetris suffered from a serious lack of originality, but FIFA08 was alright and (from what I've seen of it so far) FIFA09 seems okay too.

(BTW ONE was Nokia, not EA.)
viipottaja
Wow, this came out of the blue (hope it has the much hyped new gaming mode.. forget what its called but supposedly more realistically sets you as just one of the players in a team).

And Tzer2.. seriously dude, you have to stop commeting on your own stories.. lol.. I know your logic but e.g. the first comment you made on your own piece could easily have been part of the news piece.
Tzer2
I honestly don't think people want to read stuff like "I'm quite curious to see how Monopoly turns out" in a news story about FIFA09! :-)

The news items appear through feeds on many other sites but the comments don't, so I try to keep the news stories as "pure" as possible. This isn't my site so I try to restrict mixing up personal opinions with factual reporting.
viipottaja
Hehe.. I meant more this bit "Bit of a surprise this one, they didn't even have it listed in the showroom as an upcoming game! There's not even a forum for it yet on the Arena site... Wonder if we'll see any more EA games before the end of the year?"

Btw, I too think board games like Monopoly could be awesome with true online multiplayer play.
chenliangchen
just 4m, no big improvement.

But at least it is the greatest EA Game so far if just regard the size.(tiny 4mb)

I wish EA can do some game as IDreams or Redlynx
Tzer2
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just 4m, no big improvement.
Pretty much like the computer and console versions of FIFA then... ;-)

I think it's fair to say EA have a reputation for releasing marginally improved versions of previous games, particularly when it comes to their sports franchise empire.


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Originally Posted by viipottaja View Post
Hehe.. I meant more this bit "Bit of a surprise this one, they didn't even have it listed in the showroom as an upcoming game! There's not even a forum for it yet on the Arena site... Wonder if we'll see any more EA games before the end of the year?"
Point taken, I've altered the news item and first comment. :-)
sandy_1988
Wow, didn't see this coming this soon. BTW, did they add any multiplayer (local or online) components? I guess not.
Unregistered
Accoring to the schedule Spore Origins and Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition should be released by the end of the year.
Unregistered
Screenshots and Demo Download:
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Tzer2
Erm... I wouldn't place too much faith in press release statements regarding N-Gage release dates... :-)

Let's just see what happens, I think that's what the N-Gage Arena staff are doing as they had no material ready for the FIFA09 release.
Unregistered
not impressed with the demo at all, it only lets u play as AC milan and u cant change the camera setup so u r stuck with with one far too close up. looks like the controls have been further simplified so you only need 2 buttons, which means that pass, lob and through pass are all assigned to one button and are context sensetive, not a good choice. gameloft still do a better job on real football
Tzer2
The reason FIFA09 controls are context sensitive is so you can play it in horizontal mode with the gaming buttons on the N81, N85, N95, N96 etc. FIFA08 was very difficult to control in horizontal mode on those phones because you couldn't access the keypad and gaming buttons when holding the phone sideways.

Control simplification, if it's done properly, is probably a good idea for phone games because they're aimed at a more casual audience than other game platforms.

Whether simplification is done properly or not I'll leave to the reviewers :-) but we shouldn't be automatically afraid of it.


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gameloft still do a better job on real football
Well, we'll find out soon as Real Football 2009 is coming to N-Gage too, so the games can go head to head. Ewan did AAN's review of FIFA08, he's currently doing FIFA09 so if he does Real Football too we should get a good comparison of all of them.
Unregistered
does this have hardware acceleration...?
N/A
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does this have hardware acceleration...?
No.

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