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FIFA Street gets Messi pre-order incentive

'Adidas all-star team' and 'Messi Barcelona venue'

EA Sports has announced a special Lionel Messi pre-order incentive for FIFA Street, which is planned for release in March 2012.

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Fans who pre-order FIFA Street from "leading retailers" will receive in-game access to an 'Adidas all-star team' featuring the Barcelona player and 12 of the greatest footballers in the world, says EA.

The pre-order offer also includes access to the 'Lionel Messi Barcelona venue', an environment apparently inspired by street footballers playing in and around the Plaša de Catalunya in the historic center of Barcelona, that Messi himself helped design.

Messi was announced as the global face of FIFA last month, after previously representing bitter rival Pro Evolution Soccer.

"The all-star adidas team will be a must-have for street football fans wanting to play with the most stylish and skilled team in the game," said Sid Misra, Lead Producer on FIFA Street. "Along with the iconic environment inspired by Plaša de Catalunya, our fans will enjoy the added flavor and depth that this special pre-order offer delivers."

The recently announced FIFA Street reboot will take the former EA Sports Big title and jack it up with the FIFA 12 engine, meaning it'll feature the same physics engine as its full pitch counterpart.

It also builds on FIFA 12's skills library with 50 new ways to make your opponent look daft. As line producer Sid Misra told us, a whole host of new features make FIFA Street "the first true quality street football experience".

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