The battle of the football game cover stars looks set to get even hotter than usual this year. Konami announced that Argentinean Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona, would be adorning the PES 2010 box thanks to its Champion's League licence rights. Pretty good, but with the Premier League licence under its belt, EA has managed to score not one, but three stars for this year's FIFA 10 cover.
The publisher has announced that Wayne Rooney is going to have some footballing chums join him on the cover of FIFA 10, having been featured in five games already. Theo Walcott makes his pack cover debut, while Frank Lampard makes his first FIFA cover appearance since 2006 FIFA World Cup.
All players appeared happy to be on the cover, with Walcott considering it "an honour," Rooney being "delighted," and with Lampard being merely "pleased." Of course, EA were extremely happy about the players involvement with the game, with marketing manager Trevor Uzice describing them as "the very best of English football talent," completely ignoring the fact that gamers will have to look at Rooney's less than aesthetically pleasing, woman repelling face every time they boot up the game. Thanks EA.