EA and The9 have announced the open beta test of FIFA Online 2 will begin in China on 22 April. The latest version of EA’s online football game will feature 30 licensed leagues, over 10,000 real players, 31 stadiums, and authentic team kits. In addition, the game will feature enhanced controls allowing gamers to direct their players to perform “real football moves.”“EA SPORTS FIFA ONLINE 2 epitomizes a global sports game. During the closed beta test in China, it received not only extremely positive feedback from game players but has also generated awareness and anticipation among football fans,” said Ms. Xiaowei Chen, President of The9.“The9 has been working actively with EA to add features that are tailor made for local players and to prepare for all aspects of the game’s operation in the Chinese market. From April 22nd gamers and football fans will enjoy the fun and excitement in this brand new online sports game.”The game client will be available to download form 10 April, with account registration and activation scheduled to begin on the same day. For more info, check out the official site.