While Nintendo’s E3 goodness is not underway just yet, EA’s has begun and as well as plenty of focus on Star Wars Battlefront II, FIFA 18 for Switch found itself in the limelight!
So while there is no footage for us to share with you at this time, we do have plenty of details we can share, like the fact that FIFA 18 for Switch does actually have AI improvements over FIFA 17 as stated by USgamer, but we have the official press release for you to read through, and extracts detailing the game that have been taken from the website. Happy reading:
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Official Press Release:
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) revealed the first feature details of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch™ console. The game delivers an authentic and immersive football experience, allowing fans to play the world’s game anytime, anywhere.
This new edition brings the modes fans know and love, including FIFA Ultimate Team™, Career Mode, Kick Off and Local Seasons, making it the deepest portable game ever to be introduced by EA SPORTS FIFA. Ultimate Team fans will get to participate in beloved features like Squad Building Challenges, Online and Offline Seasons, Tournaments, and Draft. Players will enjoy live campaigns connected to the narrative of the football season, the Transfer Market, and more Ultimate Team features that will be revealed very soon.
“FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the best FIFA you can take with you anywhere, play anytime and with anyone,” said Producer, Andrei Lăzărescu. “We’re delivering the immersive and authentic experience that fans expect from FIFA, while leveraging innovative ways to play both at home and on the go with Nintendo Switch.”
The game takes advantage of the console’s unique portability, allowing players to enjoy the game in docked, handheld or tabletop mode, and utilizing local multiplayer connection for Local Seasons. Multiple control schemes are also featured, so whether you prefer to play handheld, dual Joy-Con™, single Joy-Con or Pro Controller, there’s an option to fit your playstyle.
The game delivers the most technologically-advanced portable FIFA experience ever, outputting 1080p resolution when docked and 720p on handheld. Players are the most realistic they’ve ever been due to new Physically Based Player Rendering, and immersive, 3D environments that bring the pitch to life.
In addition to unique control and gameplay features, as well as a robust FIFA Ultimate Team, players can participate in Local Seasons across two Switch consoles, as well as Kick-Off mode, Career, Online Seasons, Tournaments, Women’s International Cup and Skill Games.
Join the EA SPORTS FIFA community at Facebook and on Instagram. Follow us on Twitter @easportsfifa and use the hashtag #FIFA18.
FIFA 18 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and will be available worldwide on September 29 for Nintendo Switch.
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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 29 – FIFA 18 BUILT FOR NINTENDO SWITCH:
EA SPORTS FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the most immersive, social, and authentic football game ever created for Nintendo players. Feature packed, you can now play the world’s game anytime, anywhere and in unique ways with FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch.
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.
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And that as they say, is that. We hope you found the news enlightening as it seems there is more to the Switch version than previously thought, but with the Switch reveals and news drops already underway, it won’t be long before something of more newsworthy note blows FIFA 18 out of the water.
Source: EA Sports