After wrapping up a UEFA Champions League title with two goals in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Juventus on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo was revealed as the cover athlete for EA Sports’ FIFA 18 video game on Monday.
It’s the first time that Ronaldo has graced the FIFA franchise’s cover and comes after a record-setting season with Real Madrid, leading his squad to both the La Liga and Champions League titles.
Here’s the full look at the “Ronaldo Edition” cover:
EA Sports also released a first look at the game in a new trailer that shows how they used a motion capture session with Ronaldo to enhance the game’s fluidity and realism of movement.
It’s incredible how smooth and fluid the action looks now in these games, not to mention the incredible detail in the way players look on the pitch. FIFA 18 is set to launch on September 29, 2017 across all major game platforms — PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 systems.
Those that pre-order the Ronaldo Edition will get the game three days early along with a number of added perks like 20 “jumbo premium gold” FIFA Ultimate Team packs, eight specially designed Ultimate Team kits, and a five-game loan of Cristiano Ronaldo for their Ultimate Team.