EA Sports will bring the top selling FIFA football (or soccer, for those of you in the US) franchise to the Wii U. David Rutter, executive producer for the upcoming FIFA 13, said that the Wii U was “pretty exciting” for him as a developer and the possibilities it brings to games. Speaking to CG, he said:
“It’s pretty exciting actually. I’ve been talking to a bunch of the guys about the games that they’re working on here, and about what they want to do with Wii U or with SmartGlass and stuff like that”
He added that developers have already figured out cool ways of integrating the Wii U GamePad tablet controller into their games. He didn’t give any specifics about how FIFA 13 will use the tablet and secondary screen, but we can imagine a few scenarios. For example, subbing players, checking match statistics, calling out plays and tactics — the possibilities with the Wii U and sports games are endless. In addition to FIFA, EA Sports will be bringing Madden 13 to the console, and its rumored that NBA Live 13 will finds its way to the Wii U as well. For more, check out a full list of EA Wii U games.