The DLC is now available for download on both PSN and Xbox Live, Mat Prior of EA Football World explains below.
FIFA 09 Ultimate Team will be available to everyone who owns FIFA 09 on PS3 and Xbox 360. A downloadable title update will be available on 19 March so all you will need to do is start up FIFA 09 on or any time after that date and update the game. Once updated, you’ll see Ultimate Team in the main menu. Selecting it will enable you to choose the language (English, French, German, Italian or Spanish) and that will trigger the download. The download will be around 1.3GB and it’s free to everyone. With the download you’ll receive a five-match trial of the game. If you like it, you’ll be able to purchase it at the end of the trial.
Ultimate Team enables gamers to assemble and manage their fantasy team by collecting virtual cards in about 30 different categories. One of the card categories is Gameplay, which will provide a unique variation to FIFA 09. The Gameplay cards influence on-field proceedings and add a fascinating new element to the existing gameplay. There are over 80 different types of Gameplay cards that can affect anything from the length of throw-ins to the composure of your opponent’s keeper. It’s important to note that none of them are so powerful that they can make the game completely unbalanced. Even with the most powerful cards applied, it’s still down to the skill of the two gamers.
All the teams and leagues in FIFA 09 are available to play as opponents and feature in the 36 tournaments that come with Ultimate Team.
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