FIFA Street
FIFA Street Gets Messi
Written Thursday, November 24, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Having appeared on the cover for Pro Evolution Soccer a good few consecutive years, Barcelona striker and Argentinian international, Lionel Messi has signed a multi-year contract for EA Sports, seeing him transfer from Konami's footballing franchise to become the global face of FIFA.

“Our FIFA franchise is the number one selling sports videogame franchise in the world, and Lionel Messi is the number one player in the world, so this agreement is a true partnership of superstars,” said Matt Bilbey, VP and GM of Football for EA Sports. “With Messi on our team we have the world’s best and most exciting player to help EA Sports maintain its global leadership in the years ahead.”

Messi will become the cornerstone for FIFA marketing campaigns, advertising and social media events, as well as appearing as the new cover star for FIFA titles, starting with FIFA Street in March 2012, which should make a nice change from Rooney's mug and earn Messi a crapload of extra moolah in the process. Because if there's one thing football stars need, it's more cash. Check out the Messi FIFA Street screens and announcement vid below.


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Comment #1 by dda1996a
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 07:02:59 AM
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being one of the few who actually enjoyed fifa street 3, I will get this for sure

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Comment #2 by jvaferreira
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 07:22:59 AM
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In my opinion PES already overused Messi. I know he is one of the best players in the world but keep putting him in all covers is just wrong.

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Comment #3 by AlbertRotten
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 07:25:28 AM
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I hope this means the return of NBA Street and NFL Street too. Doubt it though.

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Comment #4 by jvaferreira
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 07:41:14 AM
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I wonder why there was never a NHL Street. EA Sports think about this.

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Comment #5 by Scorpkahn
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 08:06:57 AM
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Messi! Good, hopefully Rooney will now fuck off.

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Comment #6 by Rawra
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 09:24:12 AM
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Hopefully it means less of Rooney on the cover...

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Comment #7 by weephilymcvey
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 12:00:51 PM
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why would any1 buy a game based on what footballers on the front cover??? i mean clearly ea think this will help them shift more copies.

onto the game though the gameplay looks good and the 'pitches' seem excellent, will buy next summer 8)

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Comment #8 by B WALT SUPREME
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 01:17:44 PM
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The 2nd pic makes him look like a Dainty Dancer

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Comment #9 by AvR
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 02:46:35 PM
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Best player in the world. Best Football game in the world = Sorted. (IMO) PES is defiently coming to a end... It can't top Fifa.

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Comment #10 by Roosky1
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 05:09:53 PM
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Hopefully, the game will go back to being like Fifa Street 1 or 2...
3 was a big letdown, and if this is anything like 3 it'll fail big time...
If not i'll definitely get it, cos FS1 was one of my favourite sports game ever! :D

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Comment #11 by nintendo64X
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 04:24:28 AM
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...who cares who's on the cover...only those who are more into sport than the actual game will pick it up based on what's on the cover...

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Game Info
EA Canada
Electronic Arts


US March 13, 2012
Europe March 16, 2012
Japan March 22, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-7
Online Players : 2-8
ESRB: Everyone
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