FIFA 360 screens and sounds demo debut...

New 360 screens dribble past us like Ronaldinho on Pro Plus - plus new PC demo kicks off

Unless you've been living under the proverbial stone, you'll probably realise there's a rather large footballing affair going on in Germany this summer. And of course as day follows night, official EA FIFA game follows World Cup tournament with a cornucopia of fresh 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany screens arriving today, to showcase the 'official game of the tournament' action.

All the major footballing powers are represented in this latest shot salvo, with contenders like Holland, Italy and our own perennially underachieving England boys set to take centre stage for the biggest prize in the game. Let's just hope that shot of Argentina lifting the cup is no kind of omen of anything - this summer that quite simply will not do.


Still if you find yourself craving a chance to actually try FIFA World Cup for yourself, why not check out the latest PC demo of the game which has just been released into the wild. Weighing in at a meaty 344 Mb, you get to play a friendly half from four teams from the USA, Mexico (or if friendlies are possible between two such old enemies) Germany and our very own Ing-ger-land. It's available from all the usual big download suspects and 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany releases across every conceivable format this month on April 28.

Update: We've also managed to dig up a complete track listing for this summer's FIFA extravaganza when you'll be able to display your silky skills to the accompaniment of the following 35 top tunes.

2006 FIFA World Cup Soundtrack

9 To 5 - Lady Sovereign
A Pain That I Am Used To - Depeche Mode
Aloha (Wari Boom) - Polinesia
And Do You Feel Scared - Howard Jones
Big City Life - Mattafix
Chelsea - Stefy Rae
Cuentale - Ivy Queen
Dance In My Blood - Men Women And Children
Definition - Resin Dogs featuring Mystro & Hau
DesiRock - Swami
Destroy Everthing You Touch - Ladytron
Do-Dee-Dee-Deem-Dum (Sculptured) - Calanit
Down In the Past (Moonbootica Remix) - Mando Diao
Fighter - Maximus Dan
Hip Hip Hooray (Dub Mix) - Sneaky Soundsystem
Ie Mae Jah - DuSouto
La Prima Volta - F4
Love Is On Our Side - Frank Popp Ensemble
Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas
Namara - DT8 Project featuring Mory Kante
Never Win - Fisherspooner
People Shining - Furius K & Lou Valentino
Poker Face - Van Ness Wu
Sobremesa - Masrhon
Sweat - Urban Puppets
The Calling - KES
The Other Way Round - Gabin featuring China Moses
The Power Is On - The Go! Team
Tiempo De Drumba (Dj Panko Remix) - Ojos De Brujo
Tijuana Makes Me Happy - Nortec Collective
TipTop - tiptop
Tokyo, Tokyo - Die Raketen
What World - Damien J. Carter
Whatever You Want From Life - Voicst
X Girlfriend - Zola featuring Maduvha