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'Ico Soccer' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2009 @ 10:22 a.m. PST

Ico Soccer is a touch-based soccer experience based mainly on logic and strategic analysis rather then reflexes and strong license, that brings the player to be the team manager, interacting on team formation, substitution and tactics.

Ico Soccer is a touch-based soccer experience that brings the player to be the team manager, interacting on team formation, substitution and tactics. Through Nintendo DS Stylus and visual icons, representing the different actions of the match, the player can move the entire team according to his strategy. With the balance bar, placed at the bottom of the fully fledged screen, the player is perfectly aware of the attitude of the team through the entire match.

Every soccer player is a combination of 12 parameters that the coach needs to become familiar with in order to influence the result of the game in the correct way. Depending on the role of the soccer player, these parameters change the behaviour of the player on the field.

Ico Soccer offers two different game modes: the Easy one, apt for beginner players who manage the balance board influencing the strength of the team, or the Pro mode where the player has the complete control over strategy, formation and game action. The player can choose whether to have a Quick Match in few minutes, to run for an entire World Championship or just do some Practice on game analysis.
In any case, statistics will keep updated the overview of the coach performances.

Accordingly to Artematica Entertainment graphic style, comic panels appear on the top screen to show what is happening on the filed: referee showing yellow card, crowd crying for foul or for a goal.

Black Bean Games' Ico Soccer, developed by Artematica Entertainment, is currently scheduled for release in Europe by the end of June.

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