Chicago. IL – Aug 1, 2017 – Today at FIFA Ultimate Team™ (FUT) LIVE, EA SPORTS™ revealed Stories for FUT ICONS in FIFA 18 for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch™. Stories expand the ICONS experience, giving players a chance to find up to three unique versions of some of the greatest players of all time for their FUT squads. As part of today’s reveal, EA SPORTS also announced that the legendary Ronaldinho will be joining the lineup as an ICON. He joins previously revealed ICONS like Pele, Ronaldo Nazario, Thierry Henry, Lev Yashin, and Diego Maradona, as well as several other stars such as Rui Costa, Patrick Vieira and much more who were unveiled today.
Ronaldinho’s ICON Stories will highlight three distinct points in his storied career; Ronaldinho in 2002 when he was a member of Paris St. Germain and on his way to winning the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ for Brazil; Ronaldinho in 2010, when he brought home the title for Milan in his final season with the club; and prime Ronaldinho, a version from 2004 when he dominated La Liga, and secured top honors as the FIFA World Player of the Year.
Each ICONS Story will feature its own unique ratings, so players can discover variations for each legendary player and have a chance to build the squad of their dreams. With multiple ICONS Stories at various positions all across the pitch, players are poised to create some truly historic squads featuring some of the greatest of all time.
Today’s FUT LIVE stream also revealed new Ultimate Team features – Squad Battles, Champions Channel, and Objectives*.
The show also showcased the first public look at FIFA 18 gameplay on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Real Madrid C.F. players Isco, Marco Asensio, Theo Hernandez and more took the pitch against one another on PS4. Fans wanting to get the full scoop on today’s reveals can check out the stream archive here.
Those who pre-order the Ronaldo Edition** of FIFA 18 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC will receive three-day early access, and additional FUT content**, including up to 20 jumbo premium gold packs (1 per week for 20 consecutive weeks), eight special edition FIFA Ultimate Team™ kits designed by artists on the FIFA 18 soundtrack and a Cristiano Ronaldo loan player for five FUT matches.
FIFA 18 fans can get their hands on the full game before launch day, with Ronaldo Edition and ICON Edition** owners getting three-day early access, letting them start playing on Tuesday, September 26, while EA Access and Origin Access members can enjoy up to 10 hours of play time starting Thursday, September 21 as part of the EA Access and Origin Access Play First Trial.***
FIFA 18 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and will be available worldwide on September 29 for, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems*.
* SQUAD BATTLES, CHAMPIONS CHANNEL, AND OBJECTS ARE AVAILABLE ON XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4 AND PC PLATFORM VERSIONS ONLY. NOT ALL FEATURES AVAILABLE ON ALL PLATFORMS. PLEASE VISIT https://www.easports.com/fifa/ultimate-team/features FOR DETAILS.
** Conditions and restrictions apply. See https://www.easports.com/fifa/fifa-18-game-and-offer-disclaimers for details.
***CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY. SEE EA.COM/EAACCESS/TERMS AND ORIGIN.COM/STORE/ORIGIN-ACCESS/TERMS FOR DETAILS.