Official FIFA site, EA Sports has revealed that Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo will be their global cover star for FIFA 18, which will be released on September 29.
The Portugal star ended another terrific season by scoring twice in the Champions League final against Juventus, cementing his status as the early favourite for 2017 Ballon d’Or.
Ronaldo’s presence at the centre of FIFA 18 will pit him in yet another battle against Lionel Messi, with the Argentine having signed a deal with Konami to promote Pro Evolution Soccer after featuring on the cover of FIFA 16.
FIFA fans can already pre-order the ‘Ronaldo Edition’ of the new game, which costs £79.99 and features up to £40-worth of Ultimate Team packs as well as a Cristiano Ronaldo loan card and exclusive kits.
EA said that Ronaldo recently took part in a motion-capture session at EA’s studio in Madrid to create the most accurate in-game likeness of the 32-year-old ever.
A senior producer of FIFA, Aaron McHardy 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 added, “It is a real pleasure to be on the cover of FIFA 18.