EA has announced the upcoming release of UEFA Euro 2008, the official video game of the Euro 2008 football championship set to begin this summer in Austria and Switzerland.

The game will feature over 50 European national teams, meaning you'll be able to lead your national team to European glory despite not qualifying for the event in real life - we're looking at you England.

EA is also promising a new game mode called Captain Your Country, enabling players to put themselves on the pitch, earn the captaincy of their team and inspire their country to glory - sounds very patriotic. Players will also be able to celebrate success with new on-field interactive celebrations.

In addition to a recreation of the Euro 2008 qualifications and championship the game will feature an online mode EA is calling Battle of the Nations, offering gamers the chance to lead their country to global supremacy.

FIFA 08 offered a satisfying footy experience and EA Canada is promising a faster and more responsive game this time around.

UEFA Euro 2008 will be released on April 11 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS2, PSP, PC and mobiles.