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FIFA 18 News Roundup #2

EA Sports officially revealed FIFA 18 this week and with it lots of details, screens and trailers. In this roundup post we will cover everything that was released in the past few days.

First and foremost let’s start with the FIFA 18 Debut Trailer fueled by Cristiano Ronaldo:

As you could see from the trailer, Cristiano Ronaldo is the new global cover star for FIFA 18 and below we have the first official screens of him in-game:

Next we have the FIFA 18 Gameplay Trailer presenting all the new gameplay features that we will see in FIFA 18:

The four main FIFA 18 gameplay features this year will be Dramatic Moments, Real Player Motion Technology, Team Styles and Immersive Atmospheres:

Dramatic Moments

Score incredible goals in FIFA 18 as new movement and finishing animations unlock more fluid striking and heading of the ball. All-new crossing controls bring greater options to how you send it into the box. Whipped to the spot, arching deliveries, and pinged crosses to the back-stick will shake up your attacks in the final third.

Real Player Motion Technology

The biggest step in gameplay in franchise history, FIFA 18 introduces Real Player Motion Technology, an all-new animation system that unlocks the next level of responsiveness and player personality. Now Cristiano Ronaldo and other top players feel and move exactly like they do on the real pitch.

  • Player Personality

Ronaldo’s signature sprint, Sterling’s unique turns, and Griezmann’s technique are all immediately recognizable in FIFA 18. For the first time ever, real-world movements, size and attributes inform how a player moves, allowing you to feel the life-like tendencies of the world’s best.

  • Dribbling Overhaul

New dribbling mechanics allow the best players to inject more creativity into 1v1 situations. Take more defined touches, make tighter turns, and explode into attack more dynamically than ever before.

  • Fueled by Cristiano Ronaldo
Back-to-back European Champion, Cristiano Ronaldo fuels FIFA 18 gameplay innovation. Motion data capture of Ronaldo’s acceleration, run cadence, skills, and shooting technique have informed gameplay elements like fluidity, player responsiveness and explosiveness.
 

Team Styles

From tiki-taka to high press, new Team Styles put the most recognised tactics of the world’s best clubs on the pitch in FIFA 18. Enjoy more time and space to read the play through New Player Positioning, while improved tactics give players greater options on the ball as teammates exploit space and make new attacking runs.
 

Immersive Atmospheres

Authentic sun positions, cinematic atmosphere grading, signature pitch-side fixtures, on-pitch debris, club and stadium specific banners, adaptive commentary, and changes in pitch quality all come together to bring the most immersive football experiences to life in FIFA 18. Hear authentic chants as you attack, feed off the energy of new, high-def dynamic crowds and interact with your fans while celebrating.

It has been confirmed that Alex Hunter will return for the second chapter of “The Journey” in FIFA 18 and EA Sports released a new trailer showing Alex on a global tour and a possible move to a team outside the Premier League:

Beside the trailer you can also find three new screenshots of the FIFA 18 “The Journey” with Alex Hunter, Cristiano Ronaldo and possibly Alex’s girlfriend?:

Another great news is that starting with FIFA 18, FUT Legends will be available on all current-gen platforms (Xbox One, PS4 & PC) and they will be called FUT Icons! The first icon to be revealed this year is ex-Real Madrid and Brazil NT striker, Ronaldo Nazário:

For FIFA 18 there are four different editions that you can pre-order and we will list them below:

ICON EDITION

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two per week over 20 weeks – worth up to $120)
  • 3 match FUT Team of the Week loan player (one three match loan player for 20 weeks)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • Ronaldo Nazário FUT Icon loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

RONALDO EDITION

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for 20 weeks – worth up to $60)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Pre-order for PlayStation 4,  Xbox One, and  PC

STANDARD EDITION

  • Up to 5 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for five weeks – worth up to $15)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists
 

FIFA 18 LEGACY EDITION

  • Up to five FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for five weeks – worth up to $15)
 


For more details on the Legacy Edition please check this FAQ.

As we already announced in our first FIFA 18 news roundup post, FIFA 18 will be released on the new Nintendo Switch with the following features:

YOUR FIFA, YOUR WAY

With a variety of controller and display configurations available, as well as split Joy-Con support, FIFA 18 built for Switch offers a responsive and exciting experience – no matter how you play.
 

IMMERSIVE GAMEPLAY AND PRESENTATION

With advanced rendering technology, FIFA 18 on Switch delivers the most technologically-advanced portable FIFA experience ever. Brand-new pitch environments, realistic character likeness, and new gameplay mechanics, all built for Switch.
 

YOUR FAVORITE MODES, FOR SWITCH

With FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Switch Kick Off, and Local Seasons, FIFA 18 built for Switch offers fans more depth in modes than any other portable console.

THE BEST OF THE BEST

The best of the best are coming to FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch. Play with the most iconic legends of football including Ronaldo Nazário.
 
 
 
The new FIFA 18 menu has been leaked earlier today thanks to the play test that EA Sports held at EA Play this weekend:
 

(Credits to FIFARenderZ for the screens)
 
Usually EA Sports features the FIFA demo at these events and we already know that the demo teams for this year will be Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, LA Galaxy, Manchester City, Manchester United, PSG, Real Madrid and Toronto FC.

Moreover three new stadiums have been confirmed in FIFA 18 and they are LA Galaxy’s Stubhub Center, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium, and Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s Stadium.

Source: GamesRadar

The first soundtrack artists FUT18 Kits were also presented this week featuring kits from artists like Glass Animals, Capital Cities, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Bloc Party:

That wraps up our second part of the FIFA 18 News Roundup series. Please follow us on twitter and facebook to keep up with all FIFA 18 updates.

 

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