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We have another look at FIFA 19 running on Switch with the video below. It’s a few more minutes of gameplay showing it off in handheld mode.

Thanks to Jorden for the tip.

FIFA 19 is coming to Switch on September 28, EA revealed today. The game will feature the addition of the UEFA Champions League and stars Cristiano Ronaldo.

The announcement trailer for FIFA 19 can be found below.

FIFA 18 discounted on the Switch eShop

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FIFA 18 has gone on sale via the Switch eShop in time for the holidays. The game is currently 33% off in North America and Europe.

The digital version of FIFA 18 normally goes for $59.99 / €59.99 / £54.99. During the sale period, you can get it for $39.99 / €40.19 / £36.84.

The FIFA 18 sale will last until December 28 in North America and January 2 in Europe.

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A new European commercial is in for the Switch version of FIFA 18. Take a look at the advert in the video below.

EA is finally back on Nintendo consoles with FIFA 18. But how exactly is the game from a technical standpoint on Switch? Digital Foundry investigated the game to find out.

The initial impression is that FIFA 18 on Switch has roots from last-gen versions of the game, but expands with new graphical features and gameplay tweaks. It’s sort of an in between release. The Switch version feels like it’s an extension of FIFA 17 instead of down-porting from FIFA 18 on other consoles.

As things stand now, the Switch version of FIFA 18 has a notable omission. The game currently lacks a way of connecting with friends online. If you’re hoping to challenge a buddy through the internet, the only hope you have is by some matchmaking miracle.

Unfortunately, EA isn’t saying much about the situation. When Eurogamer asked why FIFA 18 has no support for online friend battles, the company merely stated:

“FIFA 18 on Switch offers Local Seasons allowing friends to play against each other across two consoles in close proximity to one another, and we encourage those looking to compete online to take advantage of online modes on Switch including FIFA Ultimate Team, Online Seasons, and Online Tournaments.”

So that’s that. If you want to play against a friend in FIFA 18 on Switch, your best bet is doing so locally.

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We reported on one glitch in the Switch version of FIFA 18 earlier today in which player faces are removed, replacing them with a checkerboard design instead. That’s not the only strange bug in the game.

Below we have a look at another odd glitch, and it might be even more bizarre. Player models are completely absent and take on a dark, block-like appearance. This one seems to be a rare occurrence, so it’s something most players may not come across.

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Players are encountering a strange glitch with the Switch version of FIFA 18. When it occurs, faces don’t load, and the default model face is swapped in. Early reports suggest that the bug doesn’t appear in any other modes other than a normal match. It may happen when downloading a squad update, and turning on live form.

This video shows the glitch in action:

We imagine that EA will patch the glitch soon – hopefully anyway.

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FIFA 18 does offer online play on Switch. Unfortunately though, the game has a huge omission. As the game is now, you have absolutely no way of playing with friends online. The only way you can run into a friend is through random chance.

EA patching FIFA 18 to support the feature may not be entirely off the table. But as the game stands now, that is a significant feature to be lacking.

Other elements missing from the Switch version of FIFA 18 compared to its console counterparts can be found here.

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A whole bunch of gameplay has come in for the Switch version of FIFA 18, which launches today. Take a look at almost two hours of footage bleow.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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