Riding the Wave, as demonstrated in the gif below, is kind of like an impression of an amputee octopus saying hello and goodbye.EA Sports certainly recognized this when it announced this morning that it settled on a three-year exclusive agreement to become the "official video game partner" of the soccer club. Moore added he expects a boost closer to the Xbox One and FIFA 14 Coins hitting retail shelves, as consumers realize there may not be enough next-gen hardware to go around initially.
FIFA 13 had 20 Brazilian teams, but not all of them were exactly "real."Fans in the US will have the option of the dual-athlete cover or the global cover, which only features Messi. Hernandez will also have his own solo cover art for the game in Mexico.The FIFA cover was announced as part of a multi-year endorsement deal signed by Hernandez with EA Sports.FIFA 14 Coins will include 19 authentic teams, "meaning authentic kits, club name, crest and real players," an EA representative told Joystiq.The news could be big for other reasons; with Bale a widely speculated transfer target of Euro-giants Real Madrid, his cover appearance in a Spurs shirt might suggest he's staying at Tottenham for a while longer. "We're seeing softness in particular on our key sports titles on current-gen pre-orders," Moore said," I think consumers anticipate getting the new hardware.The license isn't on an exclusive basis according to Konami's announcement. The list of 20 AFA teams to be officially licensed (featuring correct kits, logos and team colors) for the game can be found after the break. Local Argentinian Fox Sports announcers Mariano Closs and Fernando Niembro will also be included in the game.
Target, Amazon, Wal Mart or Origin get Ultimate Team gold packs, without the "premium" designation. FIFA 14 Coins launches on September 24 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, and will come to Xbox One and PS4 using EA's Ignite engine.All of which suggests we may see further incentives for next-gen EA Sports upgrades as per Madden 25.FIFA 14 is due out in North America on September 24, and will also come to PS4 and Xbox One later this year.For a lookie at the full UK cover, head on past the break.