FIFA 18 fans will be treated to a number of stunning promo kits in the coming weeks.
Images of the new kits found their way online and were posted on Twitter, appearing to confirm a number of promotional events on the way.
While they can’t be 100 per cent verified, a Valentine’s Day kit can be seen, as well as a Team of the Season and FUT Birthday strip.
The latter is particularly exciting and marks the anniversary of Ultimate Team.
Taking place at the end of March, FUT Birthday will see 23 current players get upgraded ratings reminiscent of their past FUT item and a brand-new item type.
New SBCs with rare packs as rewards, as well as Premium Items will also be on the cards.
Unsurprisingly, fans on the FIFA sub-Reddit are very excited. One wrote: “Good to know we’ll have fut birthday again this year. Best promo last year imo.”
Another said: “That Birthday kit is sick.”
The kits themselves look incredible – and range from the red and white ‘San Fermin’ to the garish ‘Caminito’ strip.
The standout kit, though, the ‘World’s Game’ home strip – which has all the countries in the world mapped across the chest and shoulder sections.
Speaking of the ‘World’s Game’, FIFA fans could be treated to a free World Cup mode this year, to coincide with the upcoming tournament.
Although it’s yet to be confirmed, you’d only need to look back to FIFA 14 to see how EA Sports could capitalise on the global event.
Back on May 29 2014, EA released a special Ultimate Team: World Cup mode – and better yet, it didn’t cost a penny.
It arrived as a free update – a welcome change given how strongly EA leans on the in-game purchase model.
The mode featured players and kits from all 32 teams taking part. It even included the official adidas® Brazuca match ball and Estadio do Maracana in Rio.
There were new player items, too – with updated player images and a fresh World Cup theme to make your squad stand out. Some players even received updated stats for the World Cup alone.
But it gets better.
Back then, there was a two-for-one promotion on FUT packs – which meant you got a free normal Gold pack in every World Cup pack opened.
Yes, you read that right.
You could even play through the full tournament online or offline, from the groups to the knock-out stages. Incredible.
Please make this happen, EA.