EA Sports has just released two of their latest and greatest games for Android into the Google Play Store. Available today for around $5 is the new FIFA Soccor 2012 (football for the rest of the world) and NBA JAM. I personally have been waiting for NBA JAM but sadly like many of our readers, wont be able to enjoy it because they barely support any devices. Check out the impressive screenshots and details below.
I’m going to start off with a little rant. Looking at FIFA ’12 EA supports a wide array of Android devices. Including the new Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Multiple tablet sizes are supported including the Transformer Prime, and most decent phones released as of late. Then you have NBA JAMS, the game I actually wanted to buy. JAM supports the AT&T Galaxy S II, the DROID 4, and then a bunch of older devices with 4-inch or smaller screens. Nothing from the past 6 months is supported, and not a single tablet. What the crap is going on EA?
How they can release two games on the same day, yet support completely different devices is pretty poor. Obviously this was from different development teams and what not, but this just seems pretty pathetic if you ask me. I know the entire Android fragmentation issue can come into discussion here, but how can these two games be sooo different in terms of support.
Hopefully EA comes to their senses and updates these games, specifically NBA JAM with support for more devices, otherwise they wont be selling too many games. I am however, extremely happy to see these games are finally available for Android and can’t wait to give them a try. FIFA ’12 has 22 officially licensed teams and over 15,000 players, not to mention improved controls and instant replay.
NBA JAMS has the same awesome gameplay we’ve seen from the same game in the past. Huge bobbleheads and impressive slam dunks will make it amusing, and fun. You can also play against others over WiFi and Bluetooth. Good luck finding that many DROID 4 owners to actually play with though. Get both of these new awesome games from the links below and let us know what you think about these new releases in our comment box below.