FIFA 11 Takes a Personality Test This Year

This year FIFA 11 strives to make its players, especially its superstars, more identifiable not only by their physical appearance, but also by their style of play. To that end, "Personality+" has been built in to EA Sports' top seller.

According to EA Sports, Personality+ draws from a database of 36 attributes and 57 traits, "compiled by 1,700 scouts around the world."

Real Madrid's Kaka will deliver crisp, creative passes, Barcelona's Andres Iniesta will utilize tighter turns and close control to dribble through defenses, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will hold off defenders and strike shots from distance with pace, and top-flight defenders like Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus will anticipate, predict and react to offensive players to win back possession.

Goalkeepers have also been injected with Personality+. The real-life personality of the keeper, whether acrobatic or traditional, will dictate his style in game. Dive attributes will determine keepers with ability to reach for further shots while reflex attributes determine reaction times, enabling a keeper like Petr Cech of Chelsea FC to showcase world-class skills.

Friday, the publisher released these 11 shots of top European-league superstars to illustrate its plans for FIFA 11.

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