FIFA world cupEA has announced that it will be celebrating this year’s World Cup with the release of EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which will be coming out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

EA has responded on Twitter to questions regarding a possible Next Gen version of the game. They said the decision not to release it on PS4 and Xbox One was because they “Want to make the best game they can for the largest audience possible, which is still on Xbox 360 and PS3.”

EA also promised that World Cup content would be making its way into FIFA Ultimate Team, although they did not specify how it would be used.

The company says the game will feature over 100 new animations, including new flicks, pinpoint passing as well as the ability to ‘throw off’ people as the keeper through the use of the ‘wobbly knees’ and ‘put it there’.

To add to the enormity of the competition, the game will include a total of 203 nations, 7,469 players, 19 officially licensed managers, 21 stadiums, including all 12 authentic stadiums in Brazil. Also included in this is 15 hours of new commentary and a special EA Talk Radio, with 50 hours of recorded audio from the talent at ESPN.

In terms of new game modes it will feature Road to the FIFA World Cup mode, allowing you to go through the qualifying stages with any of the 203 nations, with up to 32 players available locally.

Road to Rio de Janeiro mode gives you the chance to play through the tournament against others online.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will be available to purchase on Xbox 360 and PS3 on April 15th in North America and April 17th in Europe.