Sports fans can never get enough, and a great way to satisfy between game or off-season thirsts for excitement is by taking part in your own virtual tournament. EA is the premiere provider of game franchises for nearly every sport out there, but today, the cheers will be made by all of you soccer fans with the release of FIFA Soccer 12.

FIFA 12 isn’t a huge leap forward compared to the 2011 season version, however, it does contain a few new features that could be enticing enough to upgrade from a previous offering. The game remains the only officially licensed FIFA game in the App Store, including 22 leagues, 500 teams, and greater than 15,000 players. FIFA Soccer 12 also consists of the same Retina display graphics and 32 authentic stadiums.

Enough about the old, let’s talk about the new. This year’s version incorporates additional animations, new player maneuvers, and more control schemes. Those are all nice, but I feel fans will be much more excited about the new manager mode. Mold the perfect team by scouting for high potential players, trade current players to adjust team strengths, and upgrade staff to take the overall capabilities to the next level.

Own both an iPad and iPhone or iPod touch? After getting a copy of FIFA Soccer 12 for iPad, install the free EA Sports Gamepad app on a handheld iDevice to turn it into a wireless gaming controller for a gaming console-like experience.

FIFA Soccer 12 is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch and newer running iOS 3.1 or later, and available n the App Store for $4.99. FIFA Soccer 12 for iPad is compatible with iOS 3.2 or later, and available n the App Store for $9.99. EA Sports Gamepad is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch and newer running iOS 3.1 or later, and available n the App Store as a free download.