In a move that might wake a few people up to the practise, Nintendo has sent out a press release detailing the latest edition of EA Sports’ FIFA series on 3DS and Wii or, more to the point, the lack of detail.
According to the press release on the Nintendo eShop, FIFA 14: Legacy Edition has been described as a game that “delivers unmatched authenticity that reflects the current football season with updated kits and rosters but no updates to gameplay or game modes.”
In other words, FIFA 14 is a re-skin of FIFA 13 which, unfortunately, is still priced as a full retail release. It should be noted that this ‘Legacy Edition’ is also headed to PS2 and Vita and, speaking of Sony’s handheld, the previously released FIFA 13 was also outed as a similar re-skin of FIFA Football a year ago. So you’re essentially getting a two year old game for almost three times the price of FIFA 12.
So for fans of the series, be warned. If you want the best kind of FIFA experience, don’t be fooled by the name of the game and be sure you’re not duped into spending more than you need to. Or wait and see how the next generation of the franchise turns out (you get a free copy with your Xbox One pre-order after all).