Developed by Virgin Interactive's elite 'Crimson' team, Viva
Football is a new type of soccer simulation that flawlessly
recreates all of the passion, excitement and unpredictably of the
Using a unique control system it gives the player complete
control as you hit shots, passes and crosses exactly where you
wish. Also included are through balls, one-twos, feints and
Viva Football uses polished, extremely hi-resolution 3D,
combining speed with visuals uncannily close to the real thing.
Instead of using one footballer, providing limited motion capture
data, Virgin Interactive has enlisted a professional team to
capture over 5,400 keyframes of the most fluid animation ever
seen. By using the players from attack, midfield and defence, Viva
moves much more realistically than other soccer games.
The gameplay offers a long term challenge as you may compete as
any International team from 1962 to 1998, replay famous matches
and rewrite football history. Every squad has been faithfully
recreated to ensure an unprecedented amount of realism - from
Brazil of '94 to the Netherlands '70 Antilles team.
Chooses any of the 987 teams with 1,974 authentic kits, 16,224
players and 259,584 player attributes. Play in over 300 lavishly
recreated stadiums generated from technical data to ensure
complete accuracy, ranging from Wembley Stadium to the Sir Anerood
Ruganth Stadium in Pamplemousses, Mauritious. You can also create
fantasy matches where teams of the past take on the present squad.
Rather than use big name commentators, Viva Footbal opts for the
PlayerChat system where every team member calls out for the ball "To
me!", "Square!", "Through ball!". The
crowds reaction depends how your players perform jeering a poor
display and cheering a victory. The soundtrack will include a
number of Worldwide famous songs - one for each of the cup years.
Viva Football will be released during Q3 '98 on Playstation