EA Sports has announced that broadcaster and former England forward Alan Smith will be joining long-time FIFA commentating stalwart Martin Tyler as part of the main English commentary team for FIFA 12, which is due for release on September 27 in North America and September 30 worldwide on all major consoles, including the Wii.
“Alan will bring a fresh, new perspective and insight to FIFA 12, working alongside the trusted and well-known voice of Martin Tyler,” said David Rutter, Senior Producer of FIFA 12. “As one of the top-tier broadcasters on the UK football scene, he brings enormous knowledge and expert analysis to the game so that we can deliver the most authentic FIFA experience this year.”

“The natural chemistry that Martin and I have developed working live matches for TV has transferred very well to the virtual broadcast booth,” said Smith. “I’m really looking forward to FIFA fans hearing our work this fall as we bring all the match day emotion and excitement to this year’s game.”

FIFA 12 has already been chosen as Best Sports Game by the E3 Game Critics; the latest version in the series features more than 10,000 lines of fresh commentary, and is the first FIFA game to include two English broadcast teams, with the second commentary team of Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend calling tournament matches, giving these games a real-world broadcast feel and sound. Fans will also have the option to customise the audio to their preferred commentators for any matches.