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FIFA 16 won't be appearing on any Nintendo platforms, a first since 2000

While last year's FIFA 15 was available for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, it looks like this year's iteration of the soccer game won't be going handheld. There's also no sign of a Wii or Wii U version.

The company announced this week that the game will be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on Sept. 22. 3DS and Vita versions have been a staple of FIFA for the last four iterations, back to FIFA 12. Prior to that, the game was always released on PSP and DS, back to FIFA 05.

"With regards to FIFA 16 there isn't a Vita or 3DS version," an EA representative told PocketGamer. "We don't have any further detail on the mobile version but will be sure to share with you when we hear more."

EA's press materials make no mention of a Wii version either. This year will be the first without a Wii version since the Wii was launched. Last year's game was not released on Wii U, but did appear on Wii.

Unless EA changes its plans, this will be the first FIFA to be unavailable on any Nintendo platform, since FIFA 2001, released in 2000. Polygon has contacted EA for confirmation.

Earlier this week EA announced that professional soccer players from the women's game will appear in FIFA for the first time.

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