EA Sports FC 24 Prepares For Nintendo Switch Kick-Off

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Electronic Arts has confirmed that EA Sports FC 24 will release on Nintendo Switch, with Manchester City striker Erling Haaland revealed to be the game’s cover star.

Promising to deliver an “authentic football experience,” the game will come packed with more than 19,000 fully licensed players, over 700 teams, more than 30 leagues, VOLTA Football, the full Ultimate Team experience and more.

The game will also “bring men and women’s football together to play on the same pitch for the first time,” demonstrating EA Sports’ broader commitment to women’s football.

With some of the world’s best competitions already confirmed – such as LALIGA EA Sports, Bundesliga, Serie A and Conmebol Libertadores – EA Sports has announced an exclusive renewal with UEFA, meaning that it will be the only game in which you can play the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Super Cup.

There is also a long-term renewal with the Premier League – “historically the most popular league in game” – and two additional women’s football leagues in the Google Pixel Frauen-Bundesliga and Liga F will join the Barclays Women’s Super League, the D1 Arkema, the National Women’s Soccer League and the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

“EA Sports has defined interactive football for 30 years, and now we’re bringing fans closer to the sport they love through EA Sports FC,” enthuses EA Sports president Cam Weber. “This is the next great chapter in our mission to create the future of football with fans everywhere, and it begins with FC 24 delivering incredible authenticity combined with a massive leap in gameplay innovation. Welcome to the Club.”

EA Sports FC vice president of brand David Jackson adds: “This is a massive moment. EA Sports FC is the world’s biggest football club, with a community of fans that already spans more than 150 million. Through an incredible product and services, globally resonant brand partnerships and investment in community-level football, FC 24 marks the start of our ambition to grow the love of football through our platform. There’s so much more to come.”

EA Sports FC senior vice president and general manager Nick Wlodyka adds: “Our mission is to bring fans even closer to the world’s game, and EA Sports FC 24 truly is the best iteration yet. Over the last few decades, we’ve witnessed not only a seismic shift in how our community embraces football, but also a major evolution of how they engage and connect with our interactive experiences. EA Sports FC 24 leverages new gameplay technologies to build the most realistic expression of the beautiful game we’ve ever created.”

EA Sports senior vice president of brand Andrea Hopelain adds: “Celebrating sport for all is what continues to drive and inspire us. That’s why we’re proud to announce the most inclusive and diverse iteration of the game so far. Whether it’s playing with the biggest player pool we’ve ever had in Ultimate Team or with new leagues like Liga F and the Google Pixel Frauen-Bundesliga, EA Sports is proud to champion the women’s game virtually and physically.”

UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein adds: “It’s an exciting moment. We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with EA Sports having both the Men’s and Women’s editions of UEFA club competitions included for players seeking the most authentic gaming experience ever. EA Sports FC plays a crucial role in the future of football engagement; we’re delighted to be collaborating on the journey.”

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters adds: “EA Sports are one of the Premier League’s longest-standing partners and together we have inspired generations of football players and fans. We are delighted to be part of EA Sports FC 24 and look forward to working on more exciting projects together in the years to come.”

EA Sports FC 24 will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on September 2023. 29 September 2023 with early access through the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Edition from 22 September 2023.

Those who pre-order the Ultimate Edition before 22 August 2023 will receive a number of player benefits, including an untradeable UEFA Champions League Ultimate Team Hero item in November.

EA Sports FC 24 Gameplay Trailer

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