We generally know what the heck Gameloft is up to before a new game drops. Apparently we missed this one landing yesterday. Gameloft dropped Real Soccer 2012 to the Android market for the amazing price of FREE. Sounds like a great deal to me. The game graphics look pretty stellar and it packs in some great customization options. RS2012 is also graced with an official FIFPRO license, meaning that thousands of ‘real’ players, 350 teams and 14 league championships are available.
One of the mentioned additions in the game is a pretty unique one. Thanks to Hypergame technology, you can simply tap on a game from the in-game news feed and recreate the game you just watched. Take a brief read at what else RS2012 is packing -
STAND OUT ON THE FIELD WITH CUSTOM KITS
Create your own custom team jerseys, shorts and more using a detailed editor, then share it with the rest of the community, or look for cool designs made by other players and use them yourself.
THE BIGGEST, MOST ENJOYABLE SOCCER COMMUNITY
Get the latest soccer news thanks to official RSS feeds from goal.com, as.com and sports.fr. Send your comments, interact with friends, upload pictures and videos.
SOCCER AT ITS FINEST
Enjoy smoother and more realistic graphics for both players and stadiums.
Over 700 motion-capture-based animations that adjust to players’ skills and positions on the field.
Smarter moves for your teammates and opponents on the field thanks to an improved AI.
New effects and cutscenes during the games for an even more TV-like soccer experience.
THE OFFICIAL FIFPRO LICENSE
Thousands of real players’ names, 350 teams and 14 league championships to play including England, Spain, France, Germany and South America.
Online updates of the database will keep your game up to date with the most recent player transfers and lineup changes.
MANY GAME MODES TO ENJOY
Access many different game modes including Exhibition, League and various International Cup modes, or practice your skills in Training mode.
You can also take over your favorite team as a manager and lead it to glory, or replay the best games of the past by entering History mode.
It has yet to see a huge following though. The market is showing 100-500 downloads and the few comments that are written lean more towards greatness. Some are claiming horrible controls and recommending other games like PES2012 and Fifa10. Both of those cost you a couple of bucks though. We don’t see any mention of in-app purchases tough. Which is odd. With all that is packed into this game there has to be a catch too why it is free. Unfortunately I was unable to install it and take a look. Feel free to pop into the market and give it a whirl for your self. After all, it will only cost you a bit of time to see if it is worth it or not to you.
Application: Real Soccer 2012