Here's What FIFA Looks Like On Nintendo Switch
A new Japanese trailer provides a first look.
Nintendo of Japan has released a new Nintendo Switch trailer. The 30-second spot shows off the console's unique hybrid nature and contains a segment featuring what looks like EA's FIFA 18.
In the video (via Eurogamer), two people are playing the new FIFA in the Switch's portable mode, on a coffee table. It's not a lot to go on, but this is apparently the first time we've seen any footage of FIFA 18 on Switch. It's not clear if this is FIFA 18 footage or gameplay from a different FIFA game.
Earlier this month, EA's Peter Moore confirmed that EA is making a "custom" version of FIFA for Switch that is essentially FIFA 18. There were rumors that the Switch version of FIFA 18 would be based on the edition that comes out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Asked if the Switch version would be closer to the PS4/Xbox One or to the PS3/Xbox 360 versions, Moore replied, "What you have will be a custom-built version for the Nintendo Switch from the FIFA development team in Vancouver."
EA CEO Andrew Wilson recently said that "FIFA 18 will build on the foundation we created with story mode this year, bringing players back to The Journey with Season 2, featuring new characters and new storylines."
The Journey was a story-driven adventure introduced in FIFA 17 that sees you follow a young footballer called Alex Hunter. It featured dedicated characters, cutscenes, and appearances from real-life players and managers. It remains to be seen if The Journey will be featured in the Switch version of FIFA 18; the mode was not in the PS3/Xbox 360 version of FIFA 17.
A release date for FIFA 18 has not been announced. New entries in the series usually come out in September.
In other Switch news, an awesome-looking trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been released--watch it here.
For more on the Switch check out all the launch titles here and every confirmed game here. The $300 console goes on sale on March 3.
This story has been updated.
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