FIFA 10 scores cover-star hat-trick

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...

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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.

Discussion

104 comments
kalusam
kalusam

whyy walcott i can understand rooney and lampard but lampard is still overratted should have put gerrard on it instead

DannyOdishow
DannyOdishow

It should be Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi .......... What is Walcott doing on the cover?

GSMosiro
GSMosiro

Wayne Rooney = Overrated Frank Lampard = Mega Overrated Theo Walcott = ...WTH!? They've really lowered the standards of Fifa10 with these players on the cover. Fernando Torres should be on the front as he's considered to be "the best striker in the world" not that I agree but still, a dam site better lookin than rooney!

hot_shot_9
hot_shot_9

Lol, Rooneys face is crack up... But algood, he makes up for it with skill I would have perferred arsenals first kit on it, but the 2nds good 2.... If it were up to me i would have chosen Ronaldinho, then Fabragas and Puyol on the cover..

vigoureuxEVIL5
vigoureuxEVIL5

Dont worry this is the gasmespot UK blog and this cover for the game is only for UK version. I think sapin has Benzema and others etc. Strangely though all countries have Rooney.

Stitticus
Stitticus

Lets be honest how much time are you going to spend studying Rooney's receding hairline? Exactly. My only gripe is that they picked three EPL players, not really bothered about their nationality but it's FIFA 10 not FA 10, would be nice to see some other leagues getting a bit of coverage.

cmpepper23
cmpepper23

@ azi It's easier because in Spain they focus more on actually playing the game(the technical side of football) rather than just bringing in players that are more of athletes than they are footballers. Your comment/argument holds no water in my eyes. People always say the EPL is so fast, this that and the other. It's not. They just have more athletes than they do skilled footballers.

piccosan
piccosan

at least Frank is not that angry like the rest. i can understand why these are the choices. in english squad rooney is the scorer, lampard is the top goal maker and wallcot is best prospect in youngsters. good cover, but yes, rooney is ugly in this pic.

Au57in
Au57in

I'm going to get "thumbs down" like it's going out of fashion but i'd like to see Phil Jagielka on there =) I'm happy with the 3 ENGLISH players on the front though; - Rooney is a good player... - Lampard has his moments... - Walcott is errr.... very fast...

its_mmd
its_mmd

no more ronaldinho! thanks...

azi
azi

@CMpepper23 Its easier to play attractive football in la liga because the tempo is much slower than the premiership. dont get me wrong la liga is a good league with exciting players but the premiership is make or break for a lot of flashy skillful players. serie A in my opinion is the slowest top flight league in europe and when the majority of hyped players from serie A come to the premiership they cant do anything close to what they did in serie A, an example being Shevchenko. remember im not saying all players, just a majority.

10679
10679

@Tracey8969 "Rooney ain't ugly! And how can his face be woman repelling when he has a wife that looks at him more than once a day and, if anything, likes it!" Thats because his wife is a gold digger :D

MQ7
MQ7

i dont understand!@!@ i heard that there is another cover with xavi and bevzima?? can someone explain??

triger91
triger91

i agree with thursdayfc wtf is liverpool player best football game but they didnt choose a lfc player damm

bar005
bar005

I rather Fabregas instead of Walcott but its always good to see an Arsenal player on the cover.... I think the Gunner that was on the cover was Thierry Henry (before he left)

Rainbow_man
Rainbow_man

So, why the hell does EA think we like our sportstars screaming at us?? Oh and @Console_Gamer93, have you seen Wayne Rooney's face? I think model/potato would be a better assessment...

sergioalb64
sergioalb64

I'm sad to see Guillermo Ochoa get the cut (he's an excellent goalkeeper from Mexico). Unless I'm mistaken, he was both in FIFA 08 and FIFA 09.

Hindle_1
Hindle_1

Bit soon for Walcott to be on the cover of FIFA isn't it?

dmaaaj3
dmaaaj3

i can see it now....the front cover will have c.ronaldo diving lol

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

@commadore Lampard only scores 20 goals a season because he takes all the penalties and with drogba and anelka in the team he takes a lot of penalties.

Console_Gamer93
Console_Gamer93

wow i guess you have to be a model to be a footballer these days...*sigh*

Gooner263
Gooner263

I think its great that Fifa has got three top premiership players. It is better than having one or two. I can't wait to play it!

Tracey8969
Tracey8969

Sorry for the double post, I just wanna say, I hate Real Madrid! Cristiano Ronaldo + Real Madrid buy + Alex Ferguson says Ronaldo always wanted out for Real Madrid = Cristiano Ronaldo was using Man Utd to get to Real Madrid + my added opinion = Cristiano Ronaldo is a traitor!

Tracey8969
Tracey8969

Rooney ain't ugly! And how can his face be woman repelling when he has a wife that looks at him more than once a day and, if anything, likes it!

badtaker
badtaker

No Gerrard and torres.WTF I Hate EA PS2 version for PC.WTF

commodore2525
commodore2525

"cmpepper23" u call lampard over it? how can a 20+ goal midfielder be considered over it? get a clue moron.

dmaaaj3
dmaaaj3

it would have been great if they had ronaldinho, C. ronaldo, and the other ronaldo......el maestro, the diver, and the phenom

Onetwoindo
Onetwoindo

i hope yhe pc version is the same as the console version...amd support joystick too coz xbox suck..my xbox only stand less than one year so i prefer pc.....

abosh1
abosh1

cant wait till this game... nice to see lampard on the cover!

fantom513
fantom513

Can't wait till Oct 2 when I go pick this up

BenBenBen93
BenBenBen93

@FazzaheisT top shagging Gerrard liverpool fan. he's just been in court an that parents buying the game will be but off i someone like Gerrard being on the front cover. because everyone know hew should of had a week in jail

BenBenBen93
BenBenBen93

Walcott will be the future talent once our golden oldiees are gone

warrior1995
warrior1995

Am chuffed ronaldo isnt on the cover this year!!

FazzaheisT
FazzaheisT

Since when was Walcott "the very best of English football talent." Gerrard deserves to be on that cover.

samigarnett
samigarnett

lol wow GS was the Wayne Rooney diss really worth it? i would say yes! XD

bobbetybob
bobbetybob

Or they could have Rooney dress up as Shrek, and when I say dress up I mean photoshop his skin green.

COD2-The_Pope
COD2-The_Pope

rofl huntervaneg ur comment made me laugh. Stupid EA, they may as well put mario on the front

huntervaneg
huntervaneg

Great soccer stars for the FIFA 10 cover... It’s a shame that it will be a waste for the Wii version!! Hey EA, with your arcade style on FIFA 10 for Wii, you should be getting for the cover photos of Rooney and company in super hero suits!! LOL!!

Calmed_Fury
Calmed_Fury

yesyesyesyesyesyes!!! finally ronaldinho's goofy face isnt on the cover. hahahaha!!!

khariss
khariss

when was the last time a Liverpool player was on the fifa cover Ive bin playing since 97 cant remember one cover. its a conspiracy to keep us of the cover man ;)

fairu
fairu

This is the english cover but they should put gerrard instead of walcott, in the spanish cover appears xavi and benzema, for germany i think is schweinsteiger and rooney

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

This is the UK cover by the way, meaning only English players would have made the cover, so those of you mentioning Torres/Arshavin/Fabregas/whoever they were not eligible.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

NO RONALDINHO FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!