Once the World Cup begins in June, gamers with the 2010 FIFA World Cup edition will be able to download and replay actual scenarios from the tournament, hours after they happen.

Electronic Arts bills the DLC series as the "Story of the Finals," which will complement the existing "Story of Qualifying" replay mode that will be shipped with FIFA 10 World Cup on April 27. That mode offers more than 50 scenarios to replay (assuredly one of them Ireland vs. France). So this set of free DLC will do the same thing for the tournament final to be held from June 11 to July 11 in South Africa.


Having not seen the "Story of Qualifying" it's hard to tell what exactly this entails. That screen above sets out specific objectives for your replay, but it's not clear whether it includes whole game replays with authentic rosters (such as one may do in NBA Live 10), or if it's limited to picking up a game at a critical point, as has been done in past editions of Madden and NCAA Football.

EA Sports also didn't say how many scenarios it would supply or when in the World Cup Final they would be first offered, whether we'd see them in non-elimination group play, or beginning with the knockout stage. Given the interest in the U.S.-England matchup, I'd have to say the former.

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