Game: FIFA 19 by EA Sports
Genre: Sports, soccer
Platforms: Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch
Release Date: September 28, 2018
To no one’s surprise, we are getting another FIFA game this year. EA Sports FIFA released its official reveal trailer for FIFA 19 on June 9, which went viral in no time. Fans of the franchise are already revelling in FIFA 18’s World Cup mode update.
The trailer begins with Cristiano Ronaldo’s monologue about the importance of dreams and being a champion. Yes, CR7 is the primary cover star for the second year running. The other player with a big part is Neymar. Roping in the Brazilian star is a smart move – not only is he the biggest footballer after Ronaldo and Messi but also much younger at 26.
The biggest news is the introduction of the UEFA Champions League. FIFA fans were really excited by the prospect of UEFA Champions League returning to them, after PES of Konami parted ways with UEFA this year.
Word has it that FIFA 19 will also include full rights to the Italian League and League Cup – Serie A, as well as the Coppa Italia. This means the game will feature more official trophies, stadiums and better player faces. It will also feature the slightly underwhelming Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup.
The trailer promises a upgrade in gameplay graphics and player faces. The faces of famous players – Neymar, Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Kevin De Bruyne – look more realistic. Also featured are the UEFA Champions League commentary team, Derek Rae and Lee Dixon.
The background music is the UEFA Champions League anthem remixed, composed by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer.
Powered by Frostbite for the third time in a row, there are little tweaks expected in the gameplay this year. More gameplans with better effects on the pitch have been looked into. Unlike last year, there’s a clear toggle for on-the-fly instructions.
FIFA fans have a reason to be excited, they were waiting to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy like Ramos did at the end of the trailer.
After all, it is in the game!