EA announces 'FIFA 10: Ultimate Team'

With "FIFA 10" selling at a record pace and over three million online games being played every day, it's no surprise that EA Sports is looking to capitalize on it's biggest worldwide franchise with new downloadable offerings. And with the success of "FIFA 09: Ultimate Team," it should come as even less of a surprise that EA has just announced the creation of "FIFA 10: Ultimate Team."

The game puts you in the shoes of the club owner as you take on the challenge of building the "Ultimate Team" of superstars through the collecting of virtual player cards, then taking that team online to compete in tournaments against other squads from around the world.

"'FIFA 10 Ultimate Team' adds a lot more authenticity to a unique game that will update with new challenges and content over time," said Producer Paul Hossack. "We now have over 7,000 players from 27 leagues available, from which gamers will craft one or multiple squads to show their mastery of the revamped, more realistic chemistry system, and compete in tournaments with exciting requirements and rewards. On top of that, we'll release new tournaments and other updates regularly to keep the experience fresh and exciting."

According to the game's press release, "Ultimate Team" will enable you to "Choose how to manage your team–-focusing on creating one formidable squad, or managing multiple squads to match dynamic requirements for tournaments and competitions. Buy, sell, trade and acquire the biggest stars to build your dream team. Be strategic and tactical in preparing your squads for the various in-game competitions. A completely redesigned chemistry system built around player relationships on the pitch, means that managing teams and squads to their full potential is even more critical to success."

The game will be available for download in February exclusively for the PS3 and Xbox 360 for $4.99 or 400 Microsoft points.