I'm sure most of you are like me and love the Fifa series... I know it has it short commings and we can debate which is better then the Fifa series but since EA sports has the main strangle hold on the US market..all we can do is look towards the future and see what 2003 has in store for us. So far it seems like EA Sports is putting the money and effort behind this one, that normally go's to MAdden, NHL, etc... Anyhow with that being stated here's what's on tap so far for 2003Fifa. This may be long.. so my bad to those of you who get sucked in......... The newest news to come out of the EA Sports camp in Vancouver is , digital formatting used to give a realistic look to players faces...Right now they have the digital aspect hooked up to the European clubs in the Championship Mode, Champions League....here's a list of those teams that will be in the Championship mode...everyplayer on these teams will or should have a striking resembelance to their real faces. Here's the list : Holland : Ajax Amsterdam Spain : Real Madrid FC Valencia FC Barcelona Germany : Bayer Leverkusen Bayern München Borussia Dortmund Turkey : Galatasaray Istanbul Italy : AS Roma Inter Milan Juventus Turin England : Arsenal London Manchester United FC Liverpool France : Olympique Lyon Paris St. Germain RC Lens Belgium : RSC Anderlecht Also , another exciting aspect is that all of those teams above will have their stadiums digitally done, so now it will actually look like your playing in Anfield, Parc De Princes, etc.... Now as for the leagues that will be included so far it seems that there will the same leagues as last year, with the addition of the Portugese 1st division. The Dutch League looks to be a now show again this year, except for the big 3, Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV which will be added into the " rest of the world " catagory. Some reports have EA including 19 leagues..but as of now the reports of having 16 teams far out weighs those that claim 19. I'm not too good at explaining how game engines run and so forth so here is how the new game engine will run... defined rather well from a friend.... Total Gameplay Experience - FIFA Football 2003 introduces a completely re-worked AI engine that focuses on three new enhancements; team play, team tactics and real player attributes. Use the advantage of playing as a team to break down the opposition with precision passing and quality finishing. Face the onslaught of an opposing team 1-0 down in the 80th minute as they throw all their players upfront. And experience the challenge provided by the individual strengths and skills of European football’s top stars. *Total Ball Control - A fundamental change in the control of the ball including shooting, dribbling, and passing results in more natural gameplay - with deflections, missed headers and scrambled goals reflecting the real nature of football. *Free Kick/Set Piece Control - Dead ball situations are a pivotal part of the real game. FIFA Football 2003 incorporates a new interface that requires the level of skill and strategy that has allowed stars like Roberto Carlos to shine in the real world. A new set-piece dynamic provides complete control over the power and swerve of free kicks. Find the angle, find the sweet spot and find the top corner. ... I have a few pics of what Fifa 2003 should look like but I have no clue as in how to post pics on here.... That's all I can mnuster up right now, but once something else comes out, I promise to spread the good news here first. So far this game is shaping up to be what Fifa should of been ... finally they've put in the money and time that the other EA SPorts games get...should be a cracker this year.