Soccer fans won't have to wait long for the next FIFA game installment, and it looks like console options won't be too limiting either. On September 29th, FIFA 18 will hit store shelves with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on the cover, hitting not only current generation platforms, but last generation systems as well.
Several launch editions for FIFA 18 have also been revealed: "Standard Edition," "Ronaldo Edition," and "ICON Edition." The latter two grants a three-day early access for preorderers and Ronaldo as a playable "Icon" character—replacing "Legends"—with more loan players available in the "ICON Edition."
EA previously announced following the Nintendo Switch Conference in January that the FIFA franchise will be coming to the hybrid platform, and we see now that it is not a separate edition of the series either. However, those looking to pick up FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch will unfortunately be without the game's campaign mode, "The Journey: Hunter Returns," starring FIFA 17 protagonist Alex Hunter. Unlike other platforms, the Switch version will also not be running on the Frostbite engine, which was designed for use on Microsoft and Sony-branded platforms.
The Switch version will still offer FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Kick Off, and Local Seasons modes like the other versions, all with the console-specific perks of playing FIFA 18 on-the-go in high definition and with local multiplayer connection. The game's graphics will remain a sight to behold on the Switch as well, be it docked with a 1080p resolution output or handheld at 720p. In the end, it becomes a question of "story vs. portability" on which flavor of FIFA 18 you want to pick.
FIFA 18 comes to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Switch in September. Give the trailers a watch below, and share your thoughts with us in the comments!