EA Sports has now clued us all in on what Nintendo Switch users can expect when FIFA 18 comes out for it this autumn.
EA says the Switch version of the game comes with all of the features that one would expect in a FIFA game including FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Kick Off, and Local Seasons. Furthermore, those who like to play the game's Ultimate Team mode will get access to features like Squad Building Challenges, Online and Offline Seasons, Tournaments, and Draft. Players can also enjoy live campaigns connected to the narrative of the soccer season, the Transfer Market, and more Ultimate Team features that EA Sports says will be be revealed in the near future.
“FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the best FIFA you can take with you anywhere, play anytime and with anyone,” said Producer, Andrei Lăzărescu. “We’re delivering the immersive and authentic experience that fans expect from FIFA, while leveraging innovative ways to play both at home and on the go with Nintendo Switch.”
The game takes advantage of the console’s portability features, allowing players to enjoy the game in docked, handheld, or tabletop mode, and utilizing local multiplayer connection for Local Seasons. Multiple control schemes are also featured, so players can use dual Joy-Cons, a single Joy-Con, or a Pro Controller.
EA Sports also says that FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch delivers the most technologically-advanced portable FIFA experience ever. When docked, the game plays in 1080p resolution and 720p on handheld. They also say that the game's players will be the most realistic they've ever been thanks to new physically-based player rendering and 3D environments.
In addition to unique control and gameplay features, players can participate in Local Seasons across two Switch consoles, as well as Kick-Off mode, Career, Online Seasons, Tournaments, Women’s International Cup, and Skill Games.
FIFA 18 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and will be available worldwide on Sept. 29 for Nintendo Switch. The game is also coming out on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC (via Origin).