Well-respected broadcaster and former England forward Alan Smith has been revealed today by EA Sports to be the new co-commentator for FIFA 12 on the main English commentary where he will join long-time commentator Martin Tyler. “The natural chemistry that Martin and I have developed working live matches for TV has transferred very well to the virtual broadcast booth,” said Smith. “I’m really looking forward to FIFA fans hearing our work this fall as we bring all the match day emotion and excitement to this year’s game.”
For the first time ever, FIFA 12 will feature two English broadcast teams, and more than 10,000 lines of fresh commentary. The second commentary team, featuring Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, will call tournament matches, giving these games a real-world broadcast feel and sound. Fans will also have the option to customize the audio to their preferred commentators for any matches.
FIFA 12 was chosen as Best Sports Game by the E3 Game Critics and launches September 27 in North America and September 30 worldwide.