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FIFA 16 will feature 12 Women’s National Teams, check out the trailer here and a few screenshots here. Those 12 teams include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America. Gamers can use them in Kick Off, Offline Tournament and online Friendly matches.

EA Sports mo-capped the player movement from Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe. You will see new in-game animations, including new walks, runs and sprints. Facial scans, facial features and hairstyles were also completed at various tournaments and events.

FIFA 16 is scheduled to release on September 22nd for North America on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.

UPDATE: EA Sports has added their FAQ for the Women's National Teams in FIFA 16. Below are a few of them, click here to view them all.

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Q: Can women’s teams play against men’s teams?

A: Keeping in line with how women’s football is played in real life at this level, women’s national teams can only compete against each other in FIFA 16.

Q: Can I play with women in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT)?

A: No, and that’s because FIFA Ultimate Team relies on having a wide range of players in order to build out a viable environment and Transfer Market. Due to the relatively small number of women’s players in the game, and because women’s and men’s teams don’t compete against each other at this level in the real world of the sport, we decided not add women to Ultimate Team in FIFA 16.

Q: Why aren’t all Women’s National Teams in the game?

A: We would love to have more teams in the game. However, since adding female players is a new feature for the franchise, we were limited in how many teams and players could be added.

Read the full press release below.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16 will feature 12 Women’s National Teams for the first time in franchise history when it launches starting on September 22, 2015 in North America. Women’s National Teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America will all represent their respective federations in several FIFA 16 game modes including Kick Off, an Offline Tournament, as well as Online* Friendly Matches.

“Bringing some of the best women’s players and teams in the world to our franchise is a massive event for EA SPORTS, and we are equally excited about bringing millions of fans a new way to play,” said David Rutter, VP and GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “We’re making sure fans get an authentic experience when playing with Women’s National Teams thanks to our innovative player capture and reference tools, as well as the sophisticated gameplay platform which we will continue to innovate on in FIFA 16.”

From all new player movement and likeness, to realistic animations and attributes, the FIFA development team have authentically recreated 12 of the top-ranked teams in the world. Capturing all new player movement was done with meticulous detail and supported by a motion capture session at EA Canada with four top players from United States Women’s National Team: Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe. The players’ movements helped to build new locomotion for women in FIFA 16 including new walks, runs, sprints, and horizontal movement. Soccer Canada also visited EA to provide full-player references captured using the 360 degree body scanning rig – the references were then used to develop new player models. And the mobile headscanning unit travelled to a variety of tournaments and events around the world to capture facial features including hairstyles to ensure players look as realistic as possible in FIFA 16. Players in the game will look and move in game like they do on the pitch when representing their country.

“I honestly can’t believe all of the science and technology behind the game itself, let alone getting us into the motion capture suits and eventually into the game,” said Abby Wambach, world record holder for International goals scored and forward, United States Women’s National Team. “We’re all excited to see ourselves in the game, but even more excited to see the reaction from all of the fans, including the fans of our team that maybe wouldn’t be expecting something like this from EA SPORTS.”

FIFA 16 with Women’s National Teams** will be available when the game launches on Origin™ on PC, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems.

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# 1 TexasFan2005 @ 05/28/15 07:57 AM
I don't know what to make of this tbh. I guess I'll just have to destroy Real Madrid speed abusers with the Swedish Women's National Team.
 
# 2 BROman @ 05/28/15 08:00 AM
it's odd that japan didn't make the cut
 
# 3 bad_philanthropy @ 05/28/15 08:01 AM
Right decision in 2015 regardless of the interest level of most existing FIFA players.
 
# 4 KG @ 05/28/15 08:15 AM
I think that's pretty smart and pretty cool. I know a few people that have daughters that they play FIFA with and the ability to use women would be a fun feature for them.
 
# 5 PPerfect_CJ @ 05/28/15 08:20 AM
I'll never use it, but I think it's really cool. The ladies definitely deserve it.
 
# 6 believeinnow @ 05/28/15 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BROman
it's odd that japan didn't make the cut
Pretty certain that Japan's FA has an exclusive deal with Konami. It's reason why the J League and the men's team haven't been in previous FIFA games.
 
# 7 bxphenom7 @ 05/28/15 08:33 AM
This is definitely really cool
 
# 8 BROman @ 05/28/15 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by believeinnow
Pretty certain that Japan's FA has an exclusive deal with Konami. It's reason why the J League and the men's team haven't been in previous FIFA games.
but japan is in the world cup game, i've always been confused about that.
 
# 9 Turbojugend @ 05/28/15 08:48 AM
This doesn't really speak to me but it's definitely the right move, kudos to EA. And hey, it's not even FUT-related.
 
# 10 Fabric @ 05/28/15 08:51 AM
That's cool ... I guess. Not really sure what to make of it to be honest; but hey, at least it wasn't some bs FUT announcement. Anyhow, I likely won't be using any of the women's teams but I'm pretty sure I'm not the target audience and some people will probably be excited by the prospect of using them.

Now how about you give us some 'exciting' news about Career Mode next, EA?
 
# 11 JHedges2 @ 05/28/15 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Turbojugend
This doesn't really speak to me but it's definitely the right move, kudos to EA. And hey, it's not even FUT-related.
I reckon I echo these sentiments...
 
# 12 JHedges2 @ 05/28/15 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Fabric
Now how about you give us some 'exciting' news about Career Mode next, EA?
These as well, lol...
 
# 13 Steve_OS @ 05/28/15 09:03 AM
Updated the OP w/ a FAQ link EA added.
 
# 14 elgreazy1 @ 05/28/15 09:06 AM
Very smart move. Women are a huge demographic being tapped by both the fitness+sports and now the gaming industry. Soccer is a sport growing in interest across the US - especially with women. Combine the two and EA may have set themselves up with a whole new customer base.
 
# 15 Maxflier @ 05/28/15 09:19 AM
As a huge fan of women's soccer (I actually prefer it over men's), I am super excited for this. It's a feature I always hoped for but never expected to actually happen.
 
# 16 Don Jon @ 05/28/15 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by orion523
I think it's a ridiculous waste of resources and man hours that could be better spent, oh I don't know, giving teams personality? Improving Career Mode? Anything. Not impressed.
99% of my Fifa gaming is done in career mode, so I can see where you're coming from. That said I disagree with you on how this is a waste of time. If this was FUT I'd agree. But you know how many girls will play Fifa now? I mean hey, getting a girl to come over to play "FIFA" just got infinitely easier lol.
 
# 17 TDNY @ 05/28/15 09:44 AM
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*Women's National Teams compete exclusively against other Women's National Teams.
waste of space
 
# 18 Murph @ 05/28/15 09:59 AM
I'll try it out. I'm sure there'll be a trophy to unlock using a Women's Team.

Does anyone remember when EA decided to include 16 Women's Teams in NCAA March Madness?
 
# 19 JHedges2 @ 05/28/15 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by orion523
I think it's a ridiculous waste of resources and man hours that could be better spent, oh I don't know, giving teams personality? Improving Career Mode? Anything. Not impressed.
I think that this is the ultimate point. However, 'improved' this or that doesn't sell to the (ever-growing) skeptics.

Adding in shiny new gadgets does. While this (could?) immensely expand the customer base, I still feel as though the 'broken' (for lack of a better word) features could've used the attention before adding women's teams simply for exhibition mode.
 
# 20 jb12780 @ 05/28/15 10:21 AM
Will Hope Solo have 99 aggression?

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