And FIFA 18’s cover star is…

Christianooooo Ronaldooooo! The 32-year old Real Madrid sportsballser has also previously featured on the cover of Konami’s annual Pro Evolution Soccer in 2008, 2012, and 2013, but this is his FIFA series debut so I guess it’s kind of a big deal or whatever. I assume that’s actually him in the image up top because in almost every other photo I could find of him online and even the FIFA 18 trailer, his hair is a totally different colour. I tried to journalism, you guys.

Alongside the announcement, EA also dropped a new trailer for the game, including a shot of Ronaldo kicking a ball in motion-capture gear so that’s exciting.

Game’s out on 29 September on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Buuuuut. According to the (very) fine print at the end of the trailer, the previous-generation and Switch versions of the game will not be powered by DICE’s proprietary Frostbite engine tech, and exclude FIFA 18‘s The Journey: Hunter Returns story mode.

This is much the same as FIFA 17, although the “custom built” Switch version being stuck in the special needs class with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions is probably going to be controversial.