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Electronic Arts finally talked about the release of FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch.

According to a press release, the Switch version of the game will contain almost all of the expected features found in FIFA 18 on other consoles, such as Career Mode, Kick- Off mode and FIFA Ultimate Team. All of these features also contain online and offline play for Ultimate Team, online tournaments, Women’s International Cup and squad building challenges.

Notably absent from the Switch version, however, is The Journey mode, the story-driven gameplay mode that was a major cornerstone of the FIFA presentation during E3 this year. The reason for this, according to producer Andrei Lăzărescu of EA Bucharest, The Journey mode was powered by the Frostbite engine, and FIFA 18 on the switch is utilizing a custom-built engine to ensure the game is a smooth experience.

Lăzărescu also stated that  FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the best FIFA you can take with you anywhere, play anytime and with anyone. 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 specs indeed reflect that statement, with FIFA 18 outputting 1080p resolution when docked and 720p when in handheld mode. The custom engine provides new Physically Based Player Rendering and immersive, 3D environments as well, creating one of the most realistic FIFA titles ever made for a handheld.

FIFA 18 will take advantage of the unique features of the Nintendo Switch, such as the standard docked play, handheld play and tabletop mode. Multiple control schemes are included in the game, from Joy-Con support to Pro Controller compatibility.

FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch will be released on September 29th.

What are your thoughts on FIFA 18 for the Switch? Are you planning on picking the game up for the system? Leave your comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our E3 2017 coverage at our E3 coverage hub


Robert Grosso

Staff Writer

A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.


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