EA revealed FIFA 19 during their E3 2018 press conference on Saturday. For the first time in the series' history, the UEFA Champions League will be included in the game, as well as the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.
As part of the UEFA addition, you will be able to play through a Champions League tournament, EA developers announced on stage. Additionally, FIFA 19's story mode will be The Journey: Champions, where players will chase the UEFA Champions League trophy as young footballer Alex Hunter, according to a post-conference press release from EA. The release added that this would be the final chapter in the story mode The Journey.
The UEFA Champions League will also make an impact on FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, the online component to FIFA games. You will now be able to add players from the Champions League and Europe League to your online team.
Check out the reveal trailer below, with music composed by Hans Zimmer, according to EA.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be making a return to the cover of a FIFA game in the newest installment. Brazilian soccer player Neymar Jr. will also grace the cover, depending on what version of the game you buy.
As for gameplay improvements, EA's press release describes a new "Active Touch System" that will change the way players will receive and strike the ball. The release also mentions 50/50 battles, a new system where reactions and player attributes determine the outcome for winning loose balls across the pitch.
FIFA 19 is set for a September 28, 2018 release date. It will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch, although according to the press release, the story mode The Journey: Champions will not be available on the Switch.
The developers promised more FIFA 19 info throughout the summer.
EA also announced during the FIFA portion of their conference that a limited-time, free trial for FIFA 18 is available now on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This demo will help show off the game's new World Cup update, which brings new content to the game.
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