Not to be outdone by the PS Vita version, it appears that the Nintendo 3DS version of FIFA 14 will also be yet another kit and roster update from last year’s FIFA 13.
In a press release this morning, Nintendo said, “”FIFA 14 Legacy Edition delivers unmatched authenticity that reflects the current football season with updated kits and rosters but no updates to gameplay or game modes.” As pointed out by Eurogamer the game is still priced at $40 and £40 overseas, meaning that there will not be a price reduction at all. EA Sports expects you to pay the same price for a full 3DS game without substantial effort put into the production and distribution.
While sports games themselves are a niche market in the gaming industry proper, the FIFA series always does exceptionally well on consoles across Europe and in select North American cities. However, all the focus by EA is on the next-gen consoles, especially when it comes to advanced AI and the Ignite Engine. Sports games in the handheld market does not fare as well, thus the repeated lack of updates made by EA Sports on the devices they support.
FIFA 14 is out on September 24th in North America, September 27th in Europe and as a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One’s respective release dates worldwide this November.