The development team at EA Sports says that it plans to launch a new version of FIFA 13, called Bonus Edition, which will be offered on November 30 on the PlayStation 3 home console from Sony and the Xbox 360 from Microsoft.
Those who buy the Bonus Edition of FIFA 13 will get access to the core game experience but also to 2,200 FIFA Points, which can be immediately used to get 22 Ultimate Team Gold Packs.
The idea behind the new version of the game is to give all those interested in the Ultimate Team game mode a head start, allowing them to create a competitive selection with the included points.
EA Sports states, “Each gold pack is a mix of 12 items, including players, contracts, stadiums, managers, staff, fitness, healing, balls, kits, and badges. Gold Packs consist of players rated 75+ in-game, and include one rare item, such as enhanced player attributes, longer contracts, or the most coveted players.”
The Ultimate Team mode has been very popular with the player base, despite the fact that it moves the game away from traditional sports simulation space and more into management territory.
FIFA 13 has managed to sell more than 7.4 million units since it was launched in late September and has been generally well received by the player base, with a lot of praise for the new unpredictable elements and the improved Player Impact.
The game is still performing well in the charts and the launch of the Bonus Edition might make it one of the big hits of the Christmas shopping period.
The game has also recently received a version of the new Wii U home console from Nintendo, which uses the new GamePad controller to introduce more options for players, including improved shooting and simpler player switching when the player is defending.