Cristiano Ronaldo Named as Global Cover Star for EA Sports FIFA 18
EA Sports have announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will be the cover star for the upcoming FIFA 18, set to be released on September 29.
The four time Ball d’Or winner was announced as the cover star for this year’s edition of football’s most popular video game straight off the back of winning fourth Champions League trophy.
Following in the footsteps of previous cover stars such as Ronaldinho, Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi and most recently Marco Reus; Ronaldo tweeted out his claim as the latest footballer to sit on the throne, stating “It’s My Time.”
Announcing the news at the press release for the game was Aaron McHardy, Senior Producer for EA Sports FIFA. Discussing Ronaldo as the new star, he said:
“The world’s best player has helped fuel the biggest leap forward on the pitch that we’ve ever delivered.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Cristiano – working with him we learned a lot about his unique play style and what makes him so special. His passion, energy and global fanbase make him the perfect ambassador for FIFA 18.”
Ronaldo also spoke of his excitement ahead of this year’s game, to be released on September 29:
“It is a real pleasure to be on the cover of FIFA 18,” said the 32-year-old.
“It’s a great feeling and I am grateful to have been chosen.”
EA also announced that anyone who pre-orders the Ronaldo edition of FIFA will receive 20 jumbo premium gold packs (1 per week for 20 consecutive weeks), eight special edition FIFA Ultimate Team™ kits designed by artists on the FIFA 18 soundtrack and a Cristiano Ronaldo loan player for five FUT matches.
Further news regarding the game will be announced on June 10 at EA Play in Los Angeles.