Still play as England, if you can be bothered.You may feel ever so slightly agitated when I tell you that EA has confirmed that UEFA EURO 2008 will be released in April in anticipation of the start of the championships in June, but take a few deep breaths for a moment and just think of the amount of money you'll save in beer this summer.
I’d hazard a guess that many football fans across England won’t be dashing out to grab a copy of this, but if you can grit your teeth and bear it you will be able to play as England through the qualifying groups, so you can at least pretend we made it to the finals.
UEFA EURO 2008 is the official game of the championship so you can expect all the official teams and stadiums to be featured. A new game mode called Captain Your Country will enable gamers to put themselves on the pitch, earn the captaincy of their team and inspire their country to glory.
EA say that gamers will also be able to celebrate their success on-field through interactive celebrations that will add to the “pageantry” (how very American) and atmosphere of the event. In addition, an online mode call Battle of the Nations will enable gamers around the world to lead their country to global supremacy.
“Our game, UEFA EURO 2008, celebrates the passion fans have for their national teams by capturing all of the national rivalries in-game, and enabling you to captain your country or play as your heroes and inspire them to glory,” said lead producer Simon Humber. “We have taken our football engine to another level and added innovative new features to create a videogame that captures and simulates the real-world experience and all the emotion of this tournament.”
UEFA EURO 2008 will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, PS3, PSP, PC and mobile.