EA is putting effort into FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch

Take that doubters… EA Sports is actually putting in a good amount of effort into FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch. It won’t be running on the same engine as it’s more visually advanced PS4/PS4 Pro, Xbox One/Xbox Scorpio rivals, but it will feature the all important FIFA Ultimate Team and Career modes, online seasons, several Joy-Con control options and more.

For those wondering about the visuals, EA confirmed 1080p resolution when docked and 720p for handheld mode.

There’s no Switch specific footage to share yet, but have a look at the announcement below! FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch and other platforms are scheduled for a September 29th, 2017 release.



Today, Electronic Arts Inc. revealed the first feature details of EA SPORTS FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch console. The game delivers an authentic and immersive football experience, allowing fans to play the world?s game anytime, anywhere.

This new edition brings the modes fans know and love, including FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Kick Off and Local Seasons, making it the deepest portable game ever to be introduced by EA SPORTS FIFA. Ultimate Team fans will get to participate in beloved features like Squad Building Challenges, Online and Offline Seasons, Tournaments, and Draft. Players will enjoy live campaigns connected to the narrative of the football season, the Transfer Market, and more Ultimate Team features that will be revealed very soon.

?FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the best FIFA you can take with you anywhere, play anytime and with anyone,? said Producer, Andrei L?z?rescu. ?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 game takes advantage of the console?s unique portability, allowing players to enjoy the game in docked, handheld or tabletop mode, and utilizing local multiplayer connection for Local Seasons. Multiple control schemes are also featured, so whether you prefer to play handheld, dual Joy-Con, single Joy-Con or Pro Controller, there?s an option to fit your playstyle.

The game delivers the most technologically-advanced portable FIFA experience ever, outputting 1080p resolution when docked and 720p on handheld. Players are the most realistic they?ve ever been due to new Physically Based Player Rendering, and immersive, 3D environments that bring the pitch to life.

In addition to unique control and gameplay features, as well as a robust FIFA Ultimate Team, players can participate in Local Seasons across two Switch consoles, as well as Kick-Off mode, Career, Online Seasons, Tournaments, Women?s International Cup and Skill Games.

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FIFA 18 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and will be available worldwide on September 29 for Nintendo Switch.