EA Sports' FIFA 16 launches in just one month's time, but finally fans have the chance to play the official demo; available from September 8 - 10 across all platforms.
The free download will aim to show off all of the new features introduced this year, including new ways to play, gameplay innovations and the sights and sounds of FIFA 16.
There's a lot to expect in the FIFA 16 Demo, perhaps more than in previous years, and so we've got all the info you need to know before jumping in on September 8.
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Kick-off: You'll be thrown straight into the action as soon as you start up the demo on next-gen platforms; launching into an El Clasico at the Bernabeu playing as either Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. Here you can instantly get a feel for the new gameplay innovations, such as 'No Touch Dribbling' and 'Interception Intelligence'.
FIFA Ultimate Team Draft: New to FIFA 16, FUT Draft will allow you to build a squad of some of the world's best players. It's up to you to choose the best players for each position to achieve the highest chemistry and team rating. The FIFA 16 Demo allows you to take your squad into an offline match and see if your decisions have helped you get the better of the opposition.
FIFA Trainer: Also new to the game, FIFA Trainer will guide you to becoming a better player live as you play the game. An optional graphical overlay will display commands in-game to teach you the basic controls, or for more advanced players, help you get out of the tightest situations on the pitch. This feature has been designed to replace video tutorials and, in the words of EA Sports, is like having an expert by your side.
New Skill Games: The demo will also allow you to try out six brand new Skill Games as you wait for the Kick-off match to load. We expect the games will focus on a variety of areas of play, including shooting, defending and goalkeeping to name a few. The FIFA 16 Demo clearly has a focus on making you a better player in preparation for the full game's release and six new Skill Games will keep the training fun and fresh.
Bundesliga Broadcast Presentation: (available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC only) Like with the Barclays Premier League last year, the Bundesliga will now have full licensing in FIFA 16, including authentic broadcast graphics similar to if you were watching a Bundesliga match on the television. In the demo, you'll be able to experience this package in full when facing Borussia Dortmund with Borussia Mönchengladbach at BORUSSIA-PARK.
The FIFA 16 Demo will include ten of the world's best club teams and for the first time ever, two women's national teams.
Barclays Premier League: Chelsea, Manchester City
La Liga: FC Barcelona, Real Madrid
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach
Serie A: Inter Milan
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain
MLS: Seattle Sounders
Argentine Primera División: River Plate
Women's National Teams: USA, Germany (only available to compete exclusively against each other)
Three stadiums will be included in the FIFA 16 Demo, of which two are available for the first time.
BORUSSIA-PARK: Borussia Mönchengladbach (NEW)
CenturyLink Field: Seattle Sounders (NEW)
Santiago Bernabeu: Real Madrid
And that's all we know right now about the FIFA 16 Demo! A quick heads-up to finish - the release date is subject to change according to EA Sports, but expect it to be available for download on September 8. Have fun!
EA Sports' FIFA 16 releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles on September 22 in North America and September 24 in Europe
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