You wait years for one Ronaldinho card to arrive, then three turn up.
Yep, FIFA 18 fans will be able to play with a trio of Ronaldinhos in the new game as part ‘FUT ICONS Stories’.
The cards range from 89 to 94, and reflect the different stages of the Barcelona legend’s career.
The pick of the bunch is a 94-rated monster, which rewards Ronaldinho with 92 pace, 90 shooting, 91 passing and 94 dribbling.
The 89-rated one is a big step down – perhaps a tad too low – but will still more than do a job in FIFA Ultimate Team.
FUT ICONS Stories was revealed at FUT live last night – and will see legends such as Pele, Ronaldo Nazario, Thierry Henry, Lev Yashin and Diego Maradona have three different cards each – all available in FIFA Ultimate Team.
The cards each reflect each different stage of a player’s career – the beginning, their prime and tail-end.
All cards have different stats and appearances.
Earlier in the week, EA came under fire after revealing a 90-rated Henry Card that reflected the French legend in his later years.
Hundreds of fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment regarding Henry’s less-than-spectacular overall score.
But last night, EA revealed his two other cards – one of which is a much more representative 93-rated beast.
The top-of-the-line Henry card includes 94 pace, 91 shooting and 83 passing – making the Arsenal legend one of the deadliest attackers in the game.
The one standout card is a 98-rated Pele – which eclipses Cristiano Ronaldo’s 94-rated FUT card to become the highest scoring card on the game.
Other new features revealed last night include:
- Squad Battles – Compete against other squads from the FUT community, move up the leaderboard and tackle the squads of celebrities and pro FIFA players
- Champions Channel – Watch full match replays from the pros
- Objectives – Finish daily and weekly goals, from squad management tasks to in-game challenges to score great FUT rewards
Until now, bar the FIFA 18 cover announcement in June, little has been revealed about the upcoming game – which is due to hit shelves on September 29.
EA is, however, also planning a huge Ultimate Team showcase at this month’s Gamescom expo in Cologne.
“Ordinary we don’t announce much about Ultimate Team around this time because we’re in the run up to Gamescom – that’s our big FUT showcase,” EA producer Matt Prior said.
Gamescom is Europe’s largest gaming convention and takes place between August 22-26.
NOW WATCH THE FUT ICONS STORIES TRAILER BELOW.
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