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'FIFA 17' News: EA Unveils Trailer, Release Date for Xbox, PlayStation, PC Platforms

By Carlo de Lacy , Jun 08, 2016 05:40 AM EDT
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A trailer for Electronic Arts' football simulation game, "FIFA 17," has just been released today, along with the announcement of its release date this year.

The trailer for the popular football game franchise was recently uploaded on Youtube. The trailer showed the evolution of the game using footage and gameplay screengrabs from old FIFA titles up to the new ones. "Football has changed," the voiceover declared towards the end of the clip.

The FIFA franchise has indeed gone a long way from its first FIFA game, "FIFA International Soccer," back in 1993. From pixelated graphics, the game has slowly evolved into the realistic football experience that fans have been looking for in every new FIFA game.

The latest title will use the new Frostbite engine for the first time, instead of the old Ignite engine used in previous games, according to The Independent. Frostbite is the same engine used for popular EA video games like "Mirror's Edge," "Battlefield," "Dragon Age," "Need For Speed" and "Star Wars Battlefront," Gamespot reports. Gamespot also reports that EA will be using Frostbite for all of its projects moving forward.

Fans who will pre-order the game will get tons of bonuses. The "FIFA 17" Super Deluxe Edition will include up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Jumbo Premium Gold Packs - which would normally cost up to $120-, three match FUT Team of the Week loan player, eight match FUT loan item of Hazard, Martial, Reus or Rodriguez and custom FUT kits created by designers.

The Gold Packs and the Team of the Week loan player will be given in batches of two over 20 weeks. Meanwhile, the "FIFA 17" Deluxe Edition will get the same goodies as the Super Deluxe edition, but will only get 20 Gold Packs instead of 40. Finally, the Standard Edition will include up to five FUT Draft Tokens, eight match FUT loan item of Hazard, Martial, Reus or Rodriguez, and custom FUT kits created by designers.

Xbox One owners can pre-order the game through their consoles, giving them a month's subscription of EA Access for free, according to the EA Sports website.

"FIFA 17" will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC in North America on September 27, and the rest of the world on September 29. Players who have EA Access and Origin Access subscriptions get to play the game earlier. More details on that will be posted on the EA Sports Page soon.

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