Okay soccer fans, your time is nigh: FIFA Soccer 09 is scheduled to hit store shelves on October 14, and it's guaranteed to be the deepest, most realistic experience yet. EA has gone to great lengths to ramp up the authenticity and player immersion factor, and that's going to go over very well this fall. Of course, EA does have to deal with Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer franchise - a definite critic favorite - but it seems that with all the effort dumped into this year's FIFA, EA has answered the call. Soccer may never be a supremely popular sport in the U.S., but gaming is a global phenomenon, so there won't be any shortage of interested purchasers.
9/3/2008 Ben Dutka