Two years ago, EA Sports wanted to do something a little different with its revered FIFA series. It added a narrative mode titled The Journey, which gave fans the opportunity to play through the story of fictional British wunderkind Alex Hunter. Fast forward to today, and while EA Sports plans on having FIFA 19 be the final chapter of Hunter’s journey to footballing glory, it’s going to make sure he goes out with a bang.
On Monday afternoon, EA Sports announced that FIFA 19 will feature Hunter suiting up for the club he’s long dreamed of playing for — Real Madrid — in The Journey: Champions. The news was announced via a trailer for the game, which features a handful of Real Madrid stars welcoming Hunter to the club.
The story revolves around Hunter joining Real Madrid and chasing Champions League glory, as Los Blancos will look to win the Champions League for the fourth year in a row during their 2018-19 campaign, an achievement which would be unprecedented. The news of Hunter’s journey ending with a stint in Madrid comes in conjunction with Real and adidas announcing the team’s third kit for the season, which is made entirely of ocean plastic.
Of course, one intriguing subplot of this game mode will be whether former Real Madrid mainstay and FIFA 19 cover athlete Cristiano Ronaldo will suit up alongside Hunter, as Ronaldo was sold to Juventus earlier this summer. We’ve reached out for EA Sports for more information and will update this post as it becomes available.