FIFA 18 cover star is Cristiano Ronaldo, Xbox-exclusive Legends replaced with Icons on all platforms

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 5 June 2017 17:27 GMT

FIFA 18 has been officially unveiled together with a couple of big pieces of news.

EA just dropped a bunch of details about this year’s FIFA 18. Alongside the official announcement, the publisher confirmed Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo as this year’s global cover star.

FIFA 18 represents the switch to PlayStation for the game’s marketing, after years with Xbox. As a result, EA has dropped the Legends moniker in favour of Icons, its multi-platform replacement. Icons, much like Legends, brings a number of classic/retired footballers to FIFA Ultimate Team. The first Icon to be announced is Brazil’s Ronaldo.

Outside of the standard edition, two more editions have been announced for the game so far: the Ronaldo Edition, and the Icon Edition. Pre-ordering either will let you play the game three days before its official release on September 29, as a well as get you a number of in-game items you can learn all about through the link.

FIFA 18 will be available on EA, and Origin Access beginning September 21, followed by the Icon, and Ronaldo Editions launch on September 26. The game is also coming to Nintendo Switch, though that version won’t run on the Frostbite engine like PC and current-gen consoles.

The Journey story mode will return, but it too won’t be part of the Switch version. EA also noted that “not all features are available on all platforms” at the end of the reveal trailer you can watch above.

First gameplay footage will be shown off at EA Play, EA’s E3 2017 press conference which takes place this Saturday, June 10.

FIFA 18 is out September 29 worldwide on PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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