Yes, it is true: EA Sports FIFA is back to a console Nintendo. FIFA 13 was the last game in EA’s massively popular soccer series to appear on a Nintendo console. That will change this year as FIFA 18 should be released for Nintendo Switch.
FIFA 18 will be released for Nintendo Switch
At an event in Tokyo, Patrick Söderlund announced that FIFA will be coming to the new Nintendo Switch console and it will be the most immersive, social and authentic sports game to ever appear on a Nintendo console. Exciting times for Nintendo fans as EA are clearly keen on making a return. It is not confirmed if the game will be named ‘FIFA 18’ but one thing is totally confirmed: EA Sports FIFA is back to the Nintendo consoles.
The appearance of FIFA on Nintendo Switch is bigger than just one game. Nintendo struggled to get third-party developers like Electronic Arts, Activision, and Ubisoft to reliably port their biggest franchises to the Nintendo Wii and Wii U. FIFA on Switch shows that Electronic Arts is at least open to giving the new Nintendo hardware a chance.
The popular game mode FIFA Ultimate Team has not yet been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch. It was previously not included on the Wii U during FIFA 13, so there are chances to not be included in the new game. While no release date has been confirmed for FIFA on the Nintendo Switch, the console will be released on March 3, 2017 and will retail at around $299.99 / £279.99.
The Nintendo Switch, known in development as the NX, is an upcoming hybrid video game console developed by Nintendo, and the company’s seventh major home console. Officially unveiled in October 2016, it is currently scheduled for release worldwide on 3 March 2017. The Switch’s main unit is shaped similarly to a tablet computer, featuring two detachable controllers on both sides called Joy-Con, which can be used individually or attached to a grip to provide a traditional gamepad form. The main unit is connected to a television display through a docking station, from which it can be removed and used as a portable console. Despite this characteristic, Nintendo markets the Switch primarily as a home console rather than as a portable. The Switch uses flash ROM cartridges rather than optical discs, similar to the Nintendo 3DS line of hardware.
It will deliver the FIFA experience custom built for Nintendo Switch…so you can play anywhere, play with anyone, and play how you want to play.
You can watch the EA Sports FIFA footage from the press conference in the following video: