EA Announces New FIFA 09 Strategic Game Mode
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EA today announced that beginning March 19th, FIFA 09 fans can get their hands on a brand new strategic game mode for their FIFA 09 title. The FIFA 09 Ultimate Team mode "challenges gamers to collect or create the most talented football players in the world, develop them into a dream team and then compete online against a legion of challengers to be crowned the ultimate team."

"FIFA 09 Ultimate Team challenges gamers to collect 30 different types of bronze, silver and gold virtual cards, including Player, Staff, Contract, Formations, and Tactics, to create their fantasy team. Strategically collect and manage players and different types of cards, and then set the match strategy to win. Carefully select or trade for the right Manager, then choose the best Tactics and Formations that forge the team chemistry necessary to take your club to the top. Plus, deal Gameplay cards on your opponent at key moments of any match for a tactical advantage.

Live the ultimate dream in FIFA 09 Ultimate Team. Create yourself in game, line up alongside your heroes and captain your squad to glory. Customize everything from players and stadiums to the kits and badges, creating the world’s next great football club. Compete offline and online to earn more valuable cards or trawl the market for the ones needed to complete a winning team. Climb the league table or compete in knockout tournaments for the most coveted trophies, where the opposition becomes more difficult after each victory.

Feel the exhilaration as you take your carefully assembled squad into matches and tournaments online against the most formidably talented teams ever assembled—and out play them. Here is the ultimate test of your skills as a player and manger. Write your own legend with FIFA 09 Ultimate Team.

FIFA 09 Ultimate Team will be available as a download to FIFA 09 beginning March 19, 2009. Fans will be able to experience the new game mode by creating a team with a starter package of players and virtual cards and play a five game trial before deciding to purchase the FIFA 09 Ultimate Team mode. FIFA 09 is required."
In addition to the announcement, EA sent out a handful of photos so check them out in the gallery here.


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Comment #1 by Medaking
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:02:53 AM
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Jan transfers plz?

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Comment #2 by Alex171
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:03:41 AM
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sounds pretty sweet but they need more than this to get me to go out and get fifa again.

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Comment #3 by XProdgerX
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:05:48 AM
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sounds F****** awesome love the tactical cards idea to change a game in the dieing minutes, wonder what the offline will be like? weather you can play a manager mode like torny against the computer.

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Comment #4 by Nintense TJUK
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:10:33 AM
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So its Fifa 09 Top Trumps?

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Comment #5 by Nathan LS27
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:17:02 AM
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Comment #6 by narcolepticshee
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:25:34 AM
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Looks awesome!


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Comment #7 by DefEdge
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:27:24 AM
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I can see it now, the 'awesome-l33t-ultimate-no-life' gamers will have the same decks, and we'll just have mirror matches.

And this was by no means an insult to said hardcore gamers. I have my times when I want to be one. Just not right now, and not with this.

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Comment #8 by JRJ3 x360a
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:39:48 AM
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WOW OMG This loooks insane. Cant wait !!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #9 by the celvinator
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:45:53 AM
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this is not new it was in uefa cl 2006-2007

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Comment #10 by Morties
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:48:49 AM
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-.- y?

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Comment #11 by MattyBoosh
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 08:39:50 AM
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Nice - finally a good bit of DLC for the greatest video game of the worlds greatest sport :D

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Comment #12 by Opayk
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 08:42:09 AM
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A...card game? So now you don't even get to play as the players? A 'Football Manager'/Top trumps hybrid was the best they could do? Gimme a break...

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Comment #13 by TU0MA5
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 09:20:18 AM
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they could make this "game" on real cards... instead of this crap what even requires the original fifa 09, or atleast they could make this as a xbox live arcade game what would give you more gamerscore

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Comment #14 by J.Waddo
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 09:35:29 AM
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This is gunna be awesome, just like it was (Still is) in UEFA CL 06-07. Fuck all you haters :)

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Comment #15 by J.Waddo
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 09:38:25 AM
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Also, hopefully it'll come with some new achievements.

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Comment #16 by Scaysie
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 09:39:02 AM
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I thought they would have introduced a new feture for 2010?

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Comment #17 by ever31
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 09:58:06 AM
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the champions league game was awesome and im really looking forward to this

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Comment #18 by danny hampson
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 10:02:52 AM
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Comment #19 by MarketZero
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 10:03:26 AM
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I can't see this doing well. In theory it sounds like fun at first but I'm already bored with it. A good idea to have the free trial first, I don't think I've seen that with DLC before.

Will the extra packs of cards cost real money per pack? This could amount to whoever has the most money (in real life) having the best team.

I'll certainly try the trial.

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Comment #20 by Stewie
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 10:03:43 AM
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Wasn't this also in the Euro 2008 game as well as the 06/07 Champions League game?

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Comment #21 by Nathan LS27
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 10:36:59 AM
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knowing EA youll have to spend real money on this yearly dross, and to all those fools who spend their money supporting EA and their tripe-wagon fuck u

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Comment #22 by Dirtnose
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 12:14:15 PM
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QFE @ Comment #1

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Comment #23 by iklefatone
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 12:37:35 PM
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Didn't they have this mode in another previous version of Fifa?? Think you just collected the cards instead of used them during multiplayer?

Anyways sounds great!

Still think you should be able to play online and against local opponents with your career team... unless someone knows something i dont i can never set it up....

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Comment #24 by quinzinz
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 01:11:30 PM
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tbh i hate fifa

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Comment #25 by Badlandz
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 01:15:33 PM
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This was on Uefa 07/08 was great!!

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Comment #26 by bobby
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 01:45:30 PM
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SWEET :):)

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Comment #27 by MG6490
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 01:46:32 PM
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How about a 'Be A Ref' mode? Think about it. A refined camera very similar to Be a pro, a bit further back and no GOW style shake. U have unlimited stamina if u wish but you can have stamina if u wish, A or RT is sprint, LT is zoom slightly in on where the ball is (if ure a bit too far away for instance) X is blow whistle. This then leads into a 4 way option menu based on the colours of the buttons, Y- Yellow card. B- Red card, X- warning, A- consult assistant ref on advice (if ure lazy lol).
The game mode consists of any friendly you wish or tournament. You could even referee famous matches from the past. The possibilities are endless.

Not that i have a developed idea or anything :P

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Comment #28 by CLB Left 4 Dead
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 02:13:38 PM
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Personally i'm more interested in playing as Andrei Arshavin than "tactic cards".

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Comment #29 by JustAFriend
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 02:21:12 PM
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pretty gay...

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Comment #30 by Smugu
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 03:17:23 PM
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sounds pretty lame

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Comment #31 by MakoBallistic
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 07:03:01 PM
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football games suck turdburger n e way

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Comment #32 by Chrispy Ware
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 08:33:11 PM
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OMG..... I haven't even collected all the cards from UEFA CL 06 yet.....and now this??? I hope my gf enjoys having lots of time to herself lol

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Comment #33 by TH3 BOSSMAN123
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 10:55:14 PM
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WOW!!! I absolutely love FIFA 09 already, and this is going to be GREAT!!!!! I just hope it doesn't cost too much:(

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Comment #34 by FlimFlam
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 02:26:33 AM
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MakoBallistic... Why take the time to come into a thread with 'FIFA' emblazoned across the top and actually comment then? Strange...

Not sure why people are hatin', this is just another addition to a footie game that is already bulging at the seams with options. It's almost as if EA are revelling in their victory over Konami's Pro Evo this year, and are relishing the opportunity to kick more sand in their face whilst they are writhing around on the floor, beaten and broken. I almost feel like I should step in, but Konami slapped me across the face in return for my decades worth of loyalty so... Please continue! :)

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Comment #35 by MarketZero
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 02:55:00 AM
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#32, she won't be by herself...

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Comment #36 by ThChronicSmoker
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 03:59:46 AM
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11 days after it shut? Why don't you do their job? hmmm

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Comment #37 by KieranW5
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 04:01:33 AM
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Looks Good :D Can't Wait

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Comment #38 by bmhmmufc
Monday, February 16, 2009 @ 12:17:36 PM
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Is There going to be more Achievements ????

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Comment #39 by The Kirwanator
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 02:53:44 PM
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This is just the same as that champions league game, which was quite lame

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Comment #40 by harry
Sunday, March 15, 2009 @ 04:01:00 AM
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