Electronic Arts has revealed that its next football simulation FIFA 23 will go through this year with an unusual partner: Marvel Entertainment. Yes, the iconic comic book brand will be collaborating with FIFA this year to coincide with the game’s FIFA Ultimate Team game mode. And while the Marvel superheroes themselves won’t be landing in FIFA 23the game will instead bring back some of the world’s greatest soccer players as “heroes” that players can then use.
Detailed by EA today, the publisher announced this new promotion with Marvel and how it works. Essentially, this crossover will seek to bring back former football players as hero characters who can then be used in FIFA 23 FIFA Ultimate Team mode.
“Recognizing their momentous careers for club and country, each FIFA World Cup FUT Hero will receive a special illustrated FUT item when the World Cup game mode launches, with base versions of FUT Heroes available at launch of FIFA 23“, EA explained about this new addition to the game. “The collaboration will include other vanity items related to fan-favorite heroes immortalized as Marvel-inspired heroes, including tifos, kits, balls, and more. . Fans will also be able to get their hands on an upcoming Marvel Heroes online comic alongside the Marvel-penned biographies, with limited physical quantities to be made available at a later date. »
You can take a look at one of them FIFA 23 Hero players in the tweet below:
Courage that inspired a nation 🇺🇸 @landondonovan is the Brave 💪
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) August 15, 2022
In short, it’s definitely an unexpected clash between Marvel and FIFA, but it’s one that fans will surely find amusing. Not only is it great to see former players like Landon Donovan, Park Ji-Sung and Claudio Marchisio FIFA 23but presenting them as these heroes is a cool touch, especially to coincide with the World Cup.
In general, FIFA 23 is set to launch next month on September 30 and will be coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms. As usual, those who purchase the Ultimate Edition of the game will be able to access it early on September 27.
What do you think of this new collaboration between FIFA 23 and Marvel? Does this make you more excited for the game’s upcoming launch? Let me know in the comments or message me on Twitter at @MooreMan12.