Electronic Arts has revealed the first details about FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch, which promises to deliver an authentic and immersive football experience on the portable home console.
Developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania, FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch will have the FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Kick Off and Local Seasons modes, which sees it become “the deepest portable game ever to be introduced by EA Sports FIFA.”
In Ultimate Team, players can use Squad Building Challenges, Online and Offline Seasons, Tournaments, and Draft, and enjoy live campaigns that connect to the narrative of the football season, the Transfer Market, and more features that EA will soon share.
FIFA 18 will put Nintendo Switch’s portability to use, letting you play in TV, Handheld or Tabletop Mode, as well as allowing two consoles to connect locally to participate in Local Seasons, Kick-Off mode, Career, Online Seasons, Tournaments, Women’s International Cup and Skill Games.
The game also supports multiple control schemes, meaning that you can play in Handheld Mode, with dual Joy-Con, a single Joy-Con or with the Pro Controller.
It has been positioned as “the most technologically-advanced portable FIFA experience ever,” outputting 1080p resolution when docked in TV Mode and 720p when playing in Handheld Mode. With new Physically Based Player Rendering and immersive 3D environments, players are said to be the most realistic that they have ever been to help to bring the pitch to life.
“FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the best FIFA you can take with you anywhere, play anytime and with anyone,” enthuses 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.”
It will also be playable at EA Play 2017 this weekend, appearing alongside Star Wars Battlefront II, Madden NFL 18, NBA Live 18, Need for Speed: Payback, and more.
FIFA 18 will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide on September 29th.