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Update: This concerning note was found buried in the video:

It’s looking like FIFA 18 on Switch wasn’t made with the Frostbite engine, and at least one mode is missing. We’re hoping that EA hasn’t made a ton of compromises here. FIFA 18’s Switch version is likely more in line with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions as opposed to PS4 and Xbox One.

Original: There’s been some uncertainty as to what FIFA on Switch actually is. EA seems to have finally settled on things, as a new announcement that just went out has the game down as “FIFA 18”.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid C.F. will be appearing as the global cover star of FIFA 18. We also have confirmation that it’s launching on September 29 worldwide.

We’ve included a trailer promoting Ronaldo as FIFA 18’s cover athlete below.

Note: before anyone gets confused, the video above isn’t where we’ve received the information. A press email delivered to us notes that FIFA 18 is “launching worldwide September 29, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 systems.”

Source: EA PR

EA won’t have a traditional press conference at E3 this year. That’s in large part because the publisher is hosting its own event dedicated for fans, known as EA Play 2017.

The full lineup for EA Play 2017 was announced today. Interestingly, FIFA on Switch will be playable for the first time (as of now it’s not using the FIFA 18 name by the way).

EA Play 2017 will take place on the following days / times at the Hollywood Palladium:

Saturday June 10 from 4pm – 8pm
Sunday June 11 from 12pm – 6pm
Monday June 12 from 12pm – 5pm

EA Play 2017 will be fully open to the public. Free tickets can be ordered here.

Source: EA PR

Nintendo put up several Japanese Switch ads a few hours ago. One of these included a commercial featuring FIFA 18.

Before we start analyzing what was shown and comparing it to other versions, there is something important to point out. Nintendo briefly included a bit of text saying that the game is still in development, and could be changed before release. That means we may have to wait and see what FIFA 18 truly looks like on Switch.

Thanks to ben for the tip.

Nintendo has uploaded a couple of commercials for Dragon Quest Heroes I-II and FIFA 18. Find them both below.

EA has now officially come out and said that it’s new FIFA title for Switch will indeed be FIFA 18. While that was largely expected, it had only been labeled previously as just “FIFA”.

EA’s chief competitive officer, Peter Moore, told Gamereactor at a FIFA event held in Paris this weekend:

“Well, as we have said, we are custom-building a FIFA version for the Nintendo Switch. It will be FIFA 18, and it will obviously be later this year when FIFA 18 comes out.”

“And I look forward to seeing the Nintendo Switch. we are not far away from its launch and in fact, here in Paris, I was very impressed to see FNAC stores with Nintendo Switch in the windows.”

Gamereactor also asked about FIFA for Switch being a slimmed down version of the game on other platforms in light of rumors that it’ll be closer to the PS3 and Xbox 360 edition. He said in response, “What you have will be a custom built version for the Nintendo Switch from the FIFA development team in Vancouver.”


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