With 500 new animation sequences and all-new collision and shielding systems—representing the biggest innovations to the multiplatform EA SPORTS football engine in four years— FIFA 09 delivers more responsive, intelligent and realistic physical action on the PlayStation 2 system. The new collision detection system with 360 degree coverage enables players to behave according to their physical attributes where player speed, direction and strength determine everything from the severity of the collision to the outcome of possession. Changes to the animation system reward the skillful gamer during one-on-one situations between attackers and defenders. Tuned acceleration attributes enable swifter virtual players to possess quicker first steps and gain advantage in sprints. Plus, four new skill moves—scoop turns, rainbow flicks, heel-to-heel knocks and ball rolls—give you a total of 32 tricks in your arsenal to perform just like Ronaldinho.
500 New Animation Sequences — The largest overhaul of the football animation system delivers more responsive, intelligent and realistic physical action. Players move more fluidly around the pitch. Smaller, nimble players possess quicker first steps and have the advantage in sprints.
New Collision Detection System — With 360 degree coverage players behave according to their physical attributes. Stronger players now possess the strength to knock down smaller players during collisions or use their body and arms to shield the ball in challenges.
New Shielding System —Player strength and momentum determine outcomes in challenges. Slow the pace of a game with increased control shielding the ball, enabling you to bring support players into the action. Plus, players can push off defenders to create space—at the risk of being called for a foul.
Pro Skill Moves — Four new skill gives you a total of 32 tricks in your arsenal, making it easier to recreate signature moves of the real-world superstars. Now perform scoop turns, rainbow flicks, heel-to-heel knocks and ball rolls just like Ronaldinho.
Smart Play Controls — Pass, shoot, and score using a graduated control system. Start with the simplified two-button control system and then learn more controls at your own pace on-the-fly. Now even players new to the game can challenge the best.
Be A Pro: Seasons — Pick a professional player or create a player and test your football ability over four seasons. Master positioning, improve your attributes and develop into an elite player. Co-operate with up to three friends fixed to their player on the same team, but compete with those same friends on individual challenges. All performances are tracked through detailed statistics.