FIFA 2001 for PS2 in the hands of retailers.
EA Sports has announced the release of FIFA 2001; the latest installment in the ever-popular sports franchise. FIFA 2001 Major League Soccer for the PlayStation 2 is to boast several additions to keep the series fresh. Among these are 50 national teams coming out of 15 leagues. Also, individual professional leagues like Major League Soccer (the US professional league), the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, the Spanish Premier League, as well as the French LNF are to grace the upcoming soccer title. John Motson and Mark Lawrenson are to handle the game's commentary, while popular and recognizable recording artist Moby will contribute multiple songs to the soundtrack.
"The combination of soccer talent, innovative gameplay, and music creates an unrivaled interactive soccer experience," stated FIFA executive producer Marc Aubanel. Aubanel elaborated, "We've been making FIFA games for over eight years, and we continue to find revolutionary ways to take the player holding the controls and teleport him onto the field. The crowds come alive with amazing crowd animation effects in a thunderous stadium. Special effects abound with incredible weather effects, animating shadows, and breath-taking light refrations that simulate a living environment. FIFA 2001 provides the full range of visceral heartbreak or glory when that shot hits the crossbar and slips past the goalie."
11/28/2000 Bryan Keers